One Step at a Time

by Greg Laurie on Oct 5, 2015
Now the Lord said to Samuel, "You have mourned long enough for Saul. I have rejected him as king of Israel, so fill your flask with olive oil and go to Bethlehem. Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons to be my king."

I wish I could say that throughout my life, I have always had a detailed blueprint of everything I should do. But it hasn’t been like that at all. I have never started a day with the theme from Mission Impossible playing in the background and a voice saying, "Good morning, Greg. This is God. Here is your mission for today."

For the most part, it has been a matter of taking steps of faith based on what I’ve read in the Scriptures. God has led me one step at a time.

Interestingly, when God told Samuel that He had chosen a new king to reign over Israel, the Lord had not revealed to Samuel exactly whom it was. God basically said to him, "Go to Bethlehem. I will tell you what to do after that." And that is exactly what Samuel did.

When the Lord told Philip to go to the desert, he had been preaching the gospel in Samaria. People were coming to faith. Revival was breaking out. Yet God told him to go to the desert, and He didn’t tell him anything else. How easily Philip could have asked why: And preach to whom? Camels? Lizards? But Philip did exactly what the Lord told him to do. Philip shared the gospel with the man he found there, and he came to the Lord.

God led Samuel and Philip one step at a time, and that is typical of how God leads us. God’s way becomes plain when we start walking in it. If God already has shown you to do something and you haven’t done it, then don’t ask Him to show you something new to do. Go back and do what you were already supposed to do.

Obedience to revealed truth guarantees guidance in matters unrevealed.

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