One Word

“When God is speaking, one word is more than enough. He’s more interested in your full obedience than your total understanding.”

Often we feel that we need to understand, totally understand, what God is calling us to accomplish, how He wants us to do it, and why. This never happens. If it did, you would not need to walk by faith because you would be walking by knowledge. And, you would most likely use your limited human wisdom to make it happen instead of having to trust in Him and His guidance on a daily basis.

Often we hear a word from The Lord and then wait for Him to give us the when, the how, with whom, and the why. And, of course, these things are not immediately available to us. In fact, sometimes they are never revealed to us and we really don’t come to know in detail the big picture. All God is wanting from us is obedience. Take the word He has spoken and step out in faith. He is more interested in your full obedience than your total understanding.

This has really spoken to my heart recently as I begin several new “projects” in my ministry both here in Canada and overseas. I have brought several things to a close and so The Lord has spoken about several new things that He wants me to place my hand to. This means learning some new skills, using some gifts I have but have seldom had to use, as well as having to spend a great deal more time in my study reading and interacting with a whole field of Christian literature that I have, in many ways, simply not looked at in a serious manner in the past. A large learning curve is ahead of me. But I know Hod has spoken and given me direction (a word) and will show me the details as I need to know them.

What has God spoken to you recently? Are you taking that first step of full obedience or are you simply procrastinating under the guise of waiting on The Lord for further details until you totally understand? Maybe it is time to simply do what He has told you to do.

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  1. sheila carpenter
    sheila carpenter says:

    Recently read “Bringing Hidden Things To Light” by Lydia Istomina in Russia…Pastor Lydia is now in the running for bishop of Eurasia. When she wrote this in 1996, she was off to a running start for GOD but the pace has radically quickened since then. She is a giver and exceedingly educated and has never left her first LOVE. Anyone called of GOD never has enough hours in the day and never enough to give …..always the tension between what you are compelled to do and what in this frail earth suit you can do…plus the nonstop distractions of enemy agents, etal. ONE WORD is enough…2 Chron. 20….we don’t know precisely all we are to do, but our eyes are on YOU.

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