A little something extra! In His Word 1-2-2021

 As we look ahead to the new year before us this old post reminded me to seek God and look for His direction as we walk in His Word today in 2021... enjoy! 

In His Word- 10-25-10


How do you know when it is time to go on? Or how do maybe time to step into another level or a deeper walk with Christ; how do you know it’s time?


“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.

                                                                                          Acts 26:19-20


Saul, a learned man who tried hard to do what he thought was right was given the chance to change what he was actually doing wrong.

Jesus Himself stopped Saul on the road to Damascus to open his eyes to the Truth.

He had a pretty clear direction there that it was time to change. God even changed his name to Paul to clarify that he was now a changed man. Paul took that zeal he had used as a Pharisee and put it into sharing the Gospel even when it meant remaining under arrest for a longer time. His birthright made it possible for him be released but he chose to remain to dot he will of the Lord and share Christ with Agrippa.


 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.”  And Paul said, “I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains.”  When he had said these things, the king stood up, as well as the governor and Bernice and those who sat with them; and when they had gone aside, they talked among themselves, saying, “This man is doing nothing deserving of death or chains.”  Then Agrippa said to Festus, “This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Acts 26: 28-32


Unfortunately God doesn’t always blind us so that we can see, like He did with Paul, but then again sometimes He does show us what to do but we are not paying attention and so do not realize it.

Have you ever been afraid to do what God said?

You know what I mean; He tells you to step out in faith and let go of that ‘thing’ that is bugging you, causing you stress etc you go back and forth with Him in prayer asking “Lord are you sure?” Just the same Gideon did when He called him a ‘Mighty Man of Valor’. Gideon was a powerful man just hiding inside an insecure body. So are many of us until God gets hold of us. He can take a wimp like Gideon, one who threshed wheat for the enemy instead of feeding his own people with it. Who allowed himself to be bullied into doing whatever he could do for the enemy to stay away from being killed, or beaten; and change him into the man God saw him to be in the first place.

God wants to do that with us today! He wants to take the person who thinks no one cares what they say and create in them powerful speaker ministry. He wants to take the person who thinks they are dumb and turn them into a Bible Scholar. He wants to take the person who thinks they ‘can’t sing’ and give them the voice of an angel.


Saul was looking at things through human eyes and God wanted him to look at things through the Holy Spirit. Gideon was looking at things from his own perspective and God wanted him to get a ‘Godly Perspective’.


 When God gives us something to get rid of, to move away from or move to we need to accept these things and move on it. We need to be blind to our personal abilities and know that with God all things are possible if we only believe!

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”                 Mark 10:27


We need to remember too that God’s will is the most important thing, not ours. When we trade our wants, our desires for His, like Jesus did in the garden then we will find it is easier to do what we are told.



And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.                                                                                             Mark 14:36


Let’s step out in faith believing today and do that ‘thing’ in our lives that we know He told us to do!

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to listen to your voice and see your vision for us. Then help us to do what you said and walk in what you have shown us no matter what other people thing, say or do. In Jesus name. Amen.



Suggested Reading: Mark 14:1-72, Acts 9:1-42, Acts 26:1-32, Judges 6:1-40.


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In His love,

Teresa M. Wilson




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