“Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you, a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21
Do you feel frazzled? Are you overwhelmed with schedules and seem to be running out of time no matter how hard you try? God has great wisdom and words of encouragement for all of us in these areas and more. All we need to do is seek His Word and His guidance to get us started each day and keep us going.
I know it has only been 22 days into the New Year but if you need encouraged remember God wants you to just Take Another Step with Him. Seek God for the next step in your life.
Be encouraged as you read these words from the incredibly wise and godly man, Oswald Chambers’ devotional Utmost For His Highest.
When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of His Word, in your family life, or in your duty to Him. It takes much more of the grace of God, and a much greater awareness of drawing upon Him, to take that next step, than it does to preach the gospel.
Every Christian must experience the essence of the incarnation by bringing the next step down into flesh-and-blood reality and by working it out with his hands. We lose interest and give up when we have no vision, no encouragement, and no improvement, but only experience our everyday life with its trivial tasks. The thing that really testifies for God and for the people of God in the long run is steady perseverance, even when the work cannot be seen by others. And the only way to live an undefeated life is to live looking to God. Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to discourage you. Never allow yourself to think that some tasks are beneath your dignity or too insignificant for you to do, and remind yourself of the example of Christ in John 13:1-17.
One of my favorite Christian Artist is Steven Curtis Chapman. Steven’s new CD Glorious Unfolding is amazing. Everyday I’m so encouraged by the first five songs (and others) on the CD as I exercise, walk or listen while driving in the car. My favorite two songs are: Love Take Me Over and Take Another Step. I highly recommend going to itunes and downloading this CD. This is a great Pump-Me-Up for everyday. Here are the lyrics to the youtube version of Take Another Step. Have a great week in the Lord as you just Take Another Step.