Every believer in Jesus Christ longs to experience such assurance. It comes from being in the flowing current of His will. It envelops us when we do God's will, God's way.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
Have you stepped out on faith like that recently? Have you made a move, followed the nudging of God, into realms you wouldn't have even dreamed of five years ago? He will honour your faith as you trust Him in that kind of walk.
It is a very humbling experience to be moving in the direct current of God's will. But it can also bring fresh assurance.
All He asks of us is a willing heart. He doesn't expect perfection. He doesn't expect you to have all the answers, all the ability, or all the courage.
While I believe with all my heart in accountability, God's call does not lend itself to the buddy system or to group excursions. And before you bring any other individual along with you to fulfil that call, or before you join a team, you must make absolutely certain in your heart that each one has the same vision beating in his or her heart that you do.
I have never lost respect for any individual who replied to a question with the answer, "I just don't know." On the other hand, I have lost a great deal of respect for those who knew they were wrong, and knew that I knew they were wrong, but could not bring themselves to admit it.
In God's calling, He has a plan; but He never expects you to carry out that plan. He's going to pull it off. He simply wants you to be the instrument of action.
What does it take to qualify as a bush that God will use? You have to be dried up and thorny. OK, I qualify. You have to be dusty and dirty. All right, I'm there. You've got to be ordinary. Right. That's me all over. What else, Lord?
I think one of the most important words in this verse is the very first one. When. The Hebrew word means "at the same time." That goes back to verse 3, where Moses said, "I must turn aside."
That is the way God works. Without a hint of warning, He speaks to ordinary people on ordinary days. In other words, it will happen on an ordinary day.