[CF Devotionals] 2015-10-21 - Baby Steps

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Sometimes I feel a little unsure of which way God would like to me to go. I want to be obedient to His will and honor Him, yet as you may know, there can be uncertainty as we travel through this life. It’s odd, because many days I seem to feel as though I am exactly where he wants me to be - and things go rather marvelously. So what’s the problem? Well, God knows me well. He did knit me together in my mother’s womb, after all. (Psalm 139:13) He knows that I, like most of us, have a tendency to stay in a particular mode of travel, and will not always move toward something different, when we might need to do so. So when I am unsure of my direction, I wait and pray, and he will give me more information to have me make baby steps, until I know it’s time to make a leap toward whatever it is for he has for me next.

This recently happened for me where we are attending church, with switching from serving in one ministry to another. It seemed like a change was in the works, but I wanted it to be for the right reasons, and not because of feelings, per se. So God, as always, showed me a little more over several months - and then some things took place quite recently, to make it quite clear my thinking was correct. When necessary, He even shoves me, because he knows me so well that he knows it’s often necessary. But he knows my heart, and doesn’t do it to bully me, but only out of love, and it’s my honor to serve him. He tells us it won’t always be easy, but he promises it will always be worth it.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” (John 14:26-28)

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Deborah

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