let me prove it to you

I love it when God proves himself in my life. I am usually totally surprised when he does, like he has never done it before or something, but he just continues to lavish his love upon me anyway.

He said he would. In Malachi 3:10 God lays down the challenge by daring us to “Test (him)”, and then he adds, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” The New Living Translation renders it this way: “Try it! Let me prove it to you!”

All of this is based on our response to his direction in our life, but anything he asks us to do is for our benefit (i.e., our spiritual and emotional development). Which is why David could emphatically declare, “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

So where is God challenging you to “test him”? What act of obedience is he continuing to prod you toward in your life? What is keeping you from responding? Is it unwillingness to submit and obey? If so, then you need to repent and stop resisting the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.

For most people reading this blog the hang up is fear. What are we afraid of, that God is not big enough to handle the problem? Oh, I know, God doesn’t love you enough to take care of your need – right? Or is it that he just doesn’t understand all the pressure you’re faced with, is that it?

Of course I’m being facetious, but hopefully I am causing you to stop and think about how debilitating irrational fear can be and how utterly foolish it is to not trust God completely with our lives. So why not let God “prove it to you!”


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