Alaska Men's Ministries

Evaluating your trust in God

On 22 October of this year, I asked the question how is your trust in God? We have now entered the final day of 2013. Evaluating our trust in God allows us to identify the areas we can improve to reach for higher levels of faith.

Evaluating our faith calibrates of our cognitive process according to Romans 12:2 and sharpening our spiritual perception. However, our evaluation must be two fold; looking back for improvement, and looking forward for clarity in understanding God’s will.

The following key questions will allow us to evaluate with clear purpose. 1. What did you face that required complete trust in God, and you needed the outcome to be in your favor?

2. Did you reject what you saw in the natural? 3. Was logic the final out come? 4. Did you act in faith, and you are now experiencing the results?

Romans 8:28 We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose [AMP]

Life continually provides us opportunities to display our trust in God. Each challenge provides us with an opportunity for growth. Growth is the sign of maturity that we are building up our most holy  faith. Faith requires our trust to go beyond our natural senses. Through and by the Word of God should be the method we discern what we see.

Each day will present opportunities to display our trust, through words, actions and deeds. Proverbs 3:5 lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. [AMP]

Trusting God will require us to reject our finite understanding. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.[AMP]

Trusting God requires us to believe him for the results. Instant gratification is not part of God’s designed purpose for us. Gods’ will for us is about our completeness in him.

Our trust in God is Faith by faith. How we obey God’s word is the true measure of our trust. In Psalms 4:8 In peace, I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust . As we end this year do so with full confidence and trust in God.