Steps & Stops

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Psalm 37:23

The stops of a good man, as well as his steps, are ordered by the Lord. ~ George Mueller

Have you ever had the Lord stop you? Keep you still; perhaps in a place that you wanted to step right on out of?

That is exactly where our family has been for what seems like a very long time to our finite minds. Stopped. Waiting, hoping, praying, pleading, for the Lord to move us on from where we are...knowing that until He does so, we are at a full stop; no going anywhere from where we are "camped".

It hasn't been a pleasant place to stop and tarry for so long. Yet, I know that there were purposes for our God caused stop; some of which I will probably never know until I reach heaven.

We are seeing the cloud lifting and are beginning to pack up in preparation for a move...
Do we have all the answers? Not even close. We don't even know exactly where we are going. Yes, we have some possibilities, we have some open doors for ministry, we have a lot of "if's" and "maybe's", and so forth and so on...

But, we know that He has the answers, and knows exactly when and where to move us in our journey with Him. He has said, "Get ready." So we are getting ready and waiting for His call to "Follow Me." And, off we will go, with great joy, knowing that both our stops and our steps are ordered by Him!

If you are at a place where you feel stopped, stuck, and stalled...Take heart, it very well could be exactly where the Lord wants you for a season! I'm not saying it is going to be an easy place to be; but if it is from Him, it is good, because He is good and what He does is good (Psalm 119:68). Take joy, Trust Him and tarry there as long as He says to do so.

There are many blessings in obedience...something I wish I had learned many years ago..