March 30th, 2018
Go Before You Know
Acts 9:6 (KJB) And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
A person is often asked to GO by God before he or she understands the reason and the scope of the journey.
A person is often asked to place trust in God and move forward through faith to a specific destination or circumstance before he can understand the spiritual impact or impression of his obedience in following God’s will for his or her life.
I can recall some unwavering ancient people who dared to obey God the moment they heard His decree, despite any unknown circumstances that might lay before them. Noah dared to take God’s blueprints and construct a huge ark even when he had not ever seen or experienced something called rain. Noah focused on God’s plan despite the huge amount of grueling work lasting for several years and ridicule he faced daily. Noah left nothing to stop or delay him in being obedient to God.
Likewise, Paul adventured on some missionary journeys which carried him to dangerous territories, a shipwreck, and into various life-threatening situations, but he did not stop, waiver and waffle at any of God’s traveling decrees divinely placed upon his life. Especially when his original marching orders were given, as recorded in this verse above, as Paul was confronted on the road to Damascus.
We must ask ourselves: How often do I jump up and say “yes, sir” immediately obeying God’s will for my life? Perhaps we often choose to pummel God with all sorts of excuses, questions, and even refuse to accept His will because we cannot see any spiritual benefit. God is looking for willing people who are obedient and trust in His desires and direction and leave all the details to Him.