Miriam Booth – a beautiful, brilliant, cultured woman – daughter of the Salvation Army founder, began her Christian work with great promise. She had unusual success. Before long, however, disease struck and brought her to the point of death. A friend visiting her one day said is seemed a pity that a woman so capable should be hindered by illness from doing the Lord's work. "It is great to do the Lord's work," she replied with gentle grace, "but it is greater to do the Lord's will."
The one who is clothed with the righteousness, the goodness of Christ, can have the absolute assurance that his steps, one by one, moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, are directed by the Lord.
In addition, even our "stops" are directed by the Lord. He knows when we need to slow down, to wait on Him. As a Christian leader once said, after several weeks of being bedridden: "I needed to be flat on my back so that the only way I could look was up."
Finding the will of God has been difficult for many people – for most of us at one time or another. But the truth remains that He promises to give wisdom to any who ask, and we have that privilege when we belong to Him by virtue of having received the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.
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Are you facing a crossroad in your life? Wait on Him. Prayerfully lay the decision before Him. Now demonstrate faith by thanking God that He will make the way clear.
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