Have you ever wanted to take a peek into your future? Perhaps you've imagined how convenient it would be should the Lord give you a quick 'download' of the next five years or so? If you have, you are not alone. Many people want to know God's will for their lives. They even expect Him to reveal the details of their future in one enormous revelation. But that's not always how God works.
In Psalms 37:23, it says that the STEPS of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord. As we spend time in prayer and in God's Word, He reveals His perfect will for us, one step at a time. If any changes are needed to be made in our lives, He reveals them to us, usually one at a time. Ever wondered why? I believe it's so that we can learn to recognise His leading, yield to it willingly and through each victory, build our trust in Him. Can you imagine knowing that each time you draw near to Him and seek His wisdom, He has already placed His will in your heart. And as you grow confidently quiet in His presence, you expect to sense exactly what He is leading you to do. This reminds me of Isaiah 30:15, "...In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” It may be the simplest of things He places on your heart to do, but I guarantee, as you take that first step and obey Him, it will lead you to another, and then another, until your whole life has set course on a remarkable journey that displays His goodness and mercy in every area of your life. In fact, the intimacy you become dependant on, causes you to enjoy a new revelation of who you are in Christ, while your life overflows with evidence of the good work He has and continues to do in you. Psalm 1 calls that evidence fruit. In Proverbs 3:6, it says that when we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, leaning on His understanding, He will direct our paths. You see, His Word is a light that shines in the darkness and reveals each step we need to take, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
Interesting enough, the Greek word for reveal means to unveil or uncover something that was always there. It portrays a picture of something that is hidden, until the moment it is suddenly uncovered or the veil is removed. The result is what was hidden for so long now comes into plain view. 1 Corinthians 2:9,10 speaks of how God's plans for us, that were at one time concealed from our eyes, are revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. "But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God."
When the Holy Spirit, through the truth of God's Word, reveals His plans to us, one step at a time, we receive that revelation FROM HIS SPIRIT TO OURS. Even though our minds are essential, powerful tools that assist us in walking in victory when they are renewed to God's truth; there are some things they will never perceive. It's our spirits that receive the revelation of God's supernatural plans and spiritual truths He has planned for us to walk in.
Psalm 25:5 and 10 says, "Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long....All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies."
As we sincerely ask in faith and genuinely open our hearts to the Lord, we can confidently expect Him to guide us, one step at a time.
All my love,