Ever see a flower, fruit, grain… and desired the like? Or even better?
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
A few examples in The Word:
Hannah crying in the temple. So distraught she was, she was thought to be drunk. 1 Samuel 1:13 “Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk.” Result? Samuel.
To God be The glory! Known as a prophet and judge over Israel, Samuel was instrumental in the establishment of Israel’s monarchy. Israel had a Head unlike any that ever or will exist for everyone!
“We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel
God chose him to anoint and counsel Israel’s kings. Bible References: Samuel is mentioned in 1 Samuel 1-28; Psalm 99:6; Jeremiah 15:1; Acts 3:24, 13:20; and Hebrews 11:32.
Mind you, Hannah prayed that The LORD bless her. God did beyond her expectations or faith.
David was a man after God’s Own Heart? Because he was hungry for God, he sought after God, he had a passion for spiritual things, and he tried to please God despite his failures. Oh! We can try and enumerate these, but we’d fall short. His actions proved he was a God chaser. We can easily conclude that God chose David to be king because he had a good heart. Man may choose kings by looking for GOODNESS of outward appearance but The LORD chooses kings by looking for GOODNESS of heart.
Samson: where do we start?
These are all in The Word for a reason!
And here we can listen to examples:
Trust in God ALONE!!! Amen.
Bible Verses about Trusting God
There are numerous biblical reasons and examples for trusting God and having faith in His love and sovereignty. God seems the big picture and has a plan for our good, even through difficult times. We can rest and trust God when we stop to meditate on His promises from Scripture.
We are given stories in the Bible of people who suffered the consequences of not trusting in God and conversely the many encouraging biblical figures who remained faithful to God and ultimately received His blessings. May these Bible verses about trusting God inspire you to stay faithful and remember the divine graces of our Lord and Savior.
And we pray:
“Lord, I thank You that You are The God of the impossible. You can do anything. I want to trust in Your ability and not my own. Teach me to see difficulties in my life from Your perspective. Help me to focus on You and Your power. Today I bring before You this difficulty in my life [Name a hard situation you are right now facing]. Help me not to fear but to trust You in this situation. I declare my faith in Your ability to fulfill Your promises to me. I have nothing to fear with You on my side. I will be strong and courageous even in hard times. I will not be terrified or discouraged, for Your Essence is with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9). You will never leave me or forsake me (Joshua 1:5). I do not need to figure everything out. You already know the best plan for my life. I will not try any man-made method to do what only You can do. Show me Your supernatural power. Teach me how to walk by faith and to pray breakthrough prayers. I choose to have faith in Your ability to break through every obstacle in my life. Amen.”