Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Step by Step

By Sam Nobles
The LORD your God will clear away these nations before you little by little. You may not make an end of them at once, lest the wild beasts grow too numerous for you. Deuteronomy 7:22

When G od led his people into taking the Promised Land, he did it little by little not all at once. Had God allowed Israel to wipe out all of their enemies at one time, the land would then become to much to manage and maintain. So God in his omniscience allowed some of Israel’s enemies to hang around to maintain the land and suppress the wildlife. This intentional slow pace of God wasn't just to keep the wilderness at bay, but to teach his people to trust him step by step.

One step at a time is God’s way. As he leads you in your Christian growth it will be through challenges that match your character and relationship with him. It is through a process that God will mold and change you to be more like Jesus. God is diligent in this process. He will not stop working in a particular area of your life until it is under the control of the Holy Spirit. By working in this manner Christian maturity is steady, gradual, and therefore lasting.

God does not take shortcuts. He knows your potential because he has known you from everlasting to everlasting. Do not become impatient while God is working on and in your life. Obey all that you know to do and God will lead you at a pace that fits your present character and his purposes for your life.

Scripture to Claim:

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.  Galatians 5:25

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