Acts 10:19-20 – While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.
Let me state it plainly. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, any time the Lord issues instructions for someone to follow, while He doesn’t always reveal His entire plan, He ALWAYS sets forth enough infor-mation to His servant(s) that immediate obedience is possible, and that obedience can be demonstrated without any concern for whether one is being obedient to the will of the Lord. For example, consider the following . . .
- When God called Abram to leave Ur of the Chaldees, He did not give Abram all the details. Abram did not know of what he would face. He did not know his name would become Abraham. He did not know he would have a son by Sarai (later Sarah). Many things were unfolded to him as he continued forth in obedience to the Lord’s direction. In fact, though he was already in the land to which the Lord wanted him to go, he did not know it until he had fully complied with the initial instruction of the Lord to (1) get out of your country, (2) get away from your father’s house, and (3) get away from your family. Yet in all the steps he took, he never needed to question the will of God being revealed to him. That was always clear.
- There were many times in the life of David when he knew the general outcome of that to which the Lord had called him, but was in no way fully informed or understanding of all the Lord would do. Yet at no time from his first anointing, even to his death, did he have any legitimate reason for doubting what God had ultimately assigned him to do. When David was honest with himself, that was always clear.
- Even Jesus, when in His earthly ministry, did not always know all things at all times. He knew what He was called to do, even from His early years. But consider Jesus at the fig tree in Mark 11. He came to the tree looking for figs, but there were none. At the moment He came, He did not know it was barren of figs. When He encountered the demoniac of Gadara, Jesus asked the lead demon what his name was. At that moment, Jesus did not know. But He never doubted that He was about His Father’s business.
How about you? You may not know the precise steps you will need to take tomorrow or next week, but you can be assured right now that you are walking out the will of God for your life. God will NEVER leave you doubting. If there is doubt, check yourself. Your doubt is NOT from or because of God. He is perfectly clear. His Word, His instruction, His direction ALWAYS BRINGS LIGHT UPON ITS ENTRANCE. Walk in the light, my friend, with your eyes wide open. You have no need to wonder.
Manna for Today – Acts 10; Luke 4:1; Romans 8:14