Proving the Word of God
A few weeks back, our youngest son was lamenting about all the ‘stuff’ he seemed to be going through with his job and the business. My wife looked at him and told him the following. “When you dad was learning his job as a flight engineer in the US Air Force, he had all kinds of emergencies during the first few years he was flying. These difficulties drove him to learn more about his job and the airplane he flew. The results was it made him one of the best flight engineers in the business. That’s what the Lord is doing with you and the troubles you are experiencing.” He stopped, looked at her with a smile and said, “wow, really?”
That statement changed his perspective on what was happening. The troubles became learning opportunities for him in trusting the Lord with his life and gave him a deeper understanding of the mission our Father has him on.
Life truly is about perspective, is the glass half full or half empty? Your answer to that question will explain how you look at life.
Proving the Word of God
by Os Hillman
“They bruised his feet with shackles; his neck was put in irons, till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the Lord proved him true.” Psalm 105:18-19
God spoke to Joseph as a young boy through a dream and vision regarding his future. He could not understand its complete meaning at the time, but he knew it had great significance. Joseph knew God had a destiny for his life. However, the proving out of that word from God was filled with 13 years of waiting, rejection, pain, sorrow, and no doubt, questioning God’s faithfulness.
His life was all but a life of influence and impact as a prisoner and slave. No doubt he wondered whether that dream was simply some vain imagination. David must have felt the same when he was anointed king over Israel as a young man only to spend years of fleeing from King Saul. God’s preparation for greatness in His Kingdom is often filled with difficulty. God is more concerned about developing the inner life of his servant. That inner life can only be prepared by removing all self-confidence and replacing it with God-confidence. God-confidence is only developed in the furnace of life.
Is the Lord proving His word in your life? Perhaps He is using circumstances and events to move you into a place of patient waiting as He puts you in the place He desires for you. This is the place where the foundations of your soul mature. Let Him prove your faith.