Knowing the fullness of God's will

posted on: 5.23.2012

I leave you with the words of the most influential woman in my life. May your heart be encouraged:
    The truth is that none of us knows the will of God for his life. I say for his life—for the promise is "as thou goest step by step I will open up the way before thee". He gives us enough light for today, enough strength for one day at a time, enough manna, our "daily" bread. And the life of faith is a journey from Point A to Point B, from Point B to Point C, as the people of Israel "set out and encamped at Oboth. And they set out from Oboth and encamped at lyeabarim, in the wilderness... From there they set out and encamped on the other side of the Arnon... and from there they continued to Beer...and from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah, and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth, and from Bamoth to the valley lying in the region of Moab"
    So far as we know, nothing happened in these places. Oboth, lyeabarim, Arnon, Beer, Mattanah, Nahaliel, Bamoth mean nothing to us. That immense crowd just kep moving. They traveled and they stopped and they made camp and packed up again and traveled some more and made another camp. They complained. There were so many complaints that even Moses, who was a very meek man, could hardly stand the sight of these whom God had called him to lead. But all the time God was with them, leading them, protecting them, hearing their cries, goading and guiding them, knowing where they were going and what His purpose were for them  and He never left them.
—Elisabeth Elliot

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  1. this was great. when i was 18 i thought i'd have it all figured out by the time i became 25. now that i'm 25 i wonder if i'll have it figured out when i'm 30. highly unlikely. The Lord is with me ALL the time. The Lord is GOOD all the time and that's what is most important.
    thanks for sharing!

    1. I know, it's crazy how you think you finally know, but then time passes and it's not like that at all, it's unimaginable.

  2. Beautiful. I've always loved this quote by E. E.

  3. He is sufficient. Amen. This is beautiful. I'll have to check out this lady!

  4. Amen amen amen. My life lately, but I know that it is something good.

  5. Very cool. Thanks for sharing! Such a good reminder for me!

  6. love this...God loves to show us just a little bit at a time, doesnt He? i guess that's what "keeping in step with the Spirit" is all about. thanks for sharing!

  7. This is just a great and inspiring post!

  8. I love her! This is fabulous!


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