One Step At A Time
by: Michael Woods | May 11, 2017
God leads us one step at a time. The Psalmist said, “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way.” Ps.37:23
It is no accident that the psalmst used the word “steps” when he revealed the existence of God’s plan for our lives. While He has the whole journey mapped out ahead of time, God conceives of our journey as a successive series of small steps, and that is the way he makes it known to us.
This foundational principle of guidance is graphically illustrated in another Psalm: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Ps.119:105
When an ancient traveler journeyed at night he carried an oil lamp with him. As he walked along, swinging the lamp out in front of him, he could see the rocks and ruts directly ahead of him in the road, and he could avoid them. Sometimes he actually strapped a small clay lamp to his ankle and it illuminated the path before him, one step at a time, as he walked.
This is how God uses his Word to guide you.
He does not promise a brilliant blaze of light to illuminate the road for miles ahead. He promises a lamp to your feet, enough light for your next step.
Some steps are giant strides. One decision can commit us to a certain course for years to come, possibly for a lifetime. But however big or small it may be, it is still one single step. And it will be followed by many other single steps as you walk with Jesus day by day.
Wherever you are at this moment in your Christian walk, God is ready to show you the next step in His plan for your life.