Tag: Direct

Allow God To Direct The Steps

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?—1 Samuel 15:22

Many a person prays for sanctification but fails to enter into the blessing because he does not intelligently understand and faithfully accept God’s appointed means-Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit. Many a prayer for the salvation of others is hindered because the very friend who has prayed takes the wrong course to bring about the answer and resorts to means which defeat his object.

There are wives pleading for the salvation of their husbands who hope to win them by avoiding anything that may offend them, yielding to all their worldly tastes in the hope of attracting them to Christ. Far more effective would be an attitude of fidelity to God and fearless testimony to their husbands, such as God could bless.

Many a congregation wonders why it is so poor and struggling. it may be because its financial methods are wholly unscriptural and unworthy of even ordinary self-respect.

When we ask God for any blessing, we must allow Him to direct the steps which are to bring the answer.

by A.B. Simpson

“Any Time” Or “God’s Time”?

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

Shew thyself to the world….My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready. John 7:4,6

Jesus’ unbelieving brethren thought He was not handling His publicity right. Why didn’t He get out of the backwoods in Galilee and go up to Jerusalem, the capital, where He would be noticed and could demonstrate Himself?

How little they understood Jesus! God’s ways are not ours. The church too often has followed the counsel of unbelievers and “shewed itself” to the world. God does not run His business after the pattern of this age.

“Your time is always ready,” Jesus told His brethren. The man of this world is always in season, for this is the season of this world. But when the world passes and the lists thereof, the man who does God’s will abides forever.

He who walks in God’s way has a schedule and must await God’s time for this and that. But the unbeliever “one time is as good as another.” The world knows nothing of seeking the mind of the Lord before doing this or that. But those who acknowledge Him in all their ways find that He directs their paths.

by Vance Havner