Step by Step

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In the beginning, the earth was “without form, and void” (Genesis 1:2). Through creation, God brought order, acting carefully, with a plan. In His design, everything had a time and place.

The Bible confirms these aspects of His nature. Paul declared that there was an “order” to God’s design (1 Corinthians 15:23). Following His patterns, Paul explained that all things were to be done “decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).

In Isaiah’s time, some were too busy to hear from God. They could not discern His voice because their lives were cluttered. Their priorities were wrong. Their minds were distracted.  What was the solution? To simplify their lives and build a strong, solid foundation, one step at a time, precept upon precept, line upon line.

We too can be guilty of cluttered minds and chaotic schedules. God is ready to speak to us and guide us, but we must have ears to hear and not allow distractions to dominate our lives.

We also need to realize that God’s guidance does not always come at once. Rather, He guides us step by step. As we learn one precept, we’re ready to move on to the next. As we’re faithful with one task, we become ready for the next. The things we do today will help prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.

Today, ask God to help you evaluate your schedule and priorities. Seek to be faithful with each assignment that you’ve been given. Build a strong foundation for your life by filling your mind with His Word. Ask Him to help you bring order to your mind and your schedule so you can hear His voice more clearly.