#468 - 25 THINGS THAT BUILD MY TRUST IN GOD

A key to trusting that "God will" is remembering that "God did."

With that in mind, in an effort to increase the level of my trust in God, here is a non-exhaustive list of just a few of the things that God has already done in my life:

  1. God saw to it that I would be born in the United States of America.
  2. God saw to it that I would be born to parents who had a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
  3. God saw to it that at a young age I would be made aware of my need for a Savior and that I would place my faith in Jesus Christ as that Savior.
  4. God saw to it that I would have a gift of leadership and be placed in opportunities where I could exercise that gift and have it affirmed at a young age.
  5. God saw to it that I would have the opportunity to have close relationships with young entrepreneurs that would help to establish in me a desire for personal development and goal achievement.
  6. God saw to it that I would marry the perfect spouse for me at a reasonably young age.
  7. God saw to it that my wife and I would always have our needs provided for regardless of the financial mistakes we made.
  8. God saw to it that I would attend churches where I would be given opportunities to preach way before I was ready or qualified.
  9. God saw to it that I would hear a clear call into pastoral ministry.
  10. God saw to it that I would be able to step into full-time vocational ministry less than a year after my call into pastoral ministry.
  11. God saw to it that I would be equipped for Christian ministry through the mentorship of world-class Christian leaders. 
  12. God saw to it that I would be used by Him in mighty ways in my first full-time vocational ministry position.  
  13. God saw to it that I would have the agreement and partnership of my wife before setting out to plant a church.
  14. God saw to it that I would have a Senior Pastor who would support me 110% in my church planting efforts.
  15. God saw to it that I would be exposed to preaching that was gospel-centered thereby giving me a deep appreciation for the many facets of Christ's work for me on the cross. 
  16. God saw to it that I would be surrounded by a group of leaders who would join with my wife and I to plant a church.
  17. God saw to it that I would hear a clear call from Him to plant a church in the city of Oakland. 
  18. God saw to it that I would be able to afford to reside in the city of Oakland.
  19. God saw to it that I would receive affirmation of our church's vision for a church in the city of Oakland from pastors all across the country.
  20. God saw to it that I would raise the over $200,000 necessary to start the church.
  21. God saw to it that I would be able to baptize someone who gave their life to the Lord, through our ministry, on our Launch Sunday.
  22. God saw to it that I would be, from the earliest days of the church plant, surrounded by qualified elders to partner with me in leading the church.
  23. God saw to it that I would be given the strength necessary to overcome a very difficult situation that without His grace could have caused the church to shut down.
  24. God saw to it that I would be surrounded by a new group of leaders who He would call to theMOVEMENT in extraordinary ways to keep the vision of the church moving forward.
  25. God saw to it that I would see the importance of remembering what He has already done so that I would be able to trust Him for what He has yet to do

I encourage you to write a list of all the things God has already done in your life. Recalling His past faithfulness may be the very thing you need to trust Him for your future provision!

I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. Psalm 77:11