Graduating from college, moving to a new house, finding summer plans — whatever it may be, God is providing each step of the way.
Recently, my family decided it was time to embark on a new adventure. As I prayed about this upcoming change, it became evident that what we needed was simply to see the next step, follow it, and then each step of the way would be placed in front of us in just the right way.
A beautiful hymn states:
Lead Thou me on…I do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me.
Whatever steps in life we take, it always begins by taking the first step. We don’t need to see beyond this (and it most cases we can’t). It can be tough to see only one step because we want to know the ‘end of the story’, so to speak. We want to see how it will all work out!
If I could have seen in to the future, even just two years ago, I wouldn’t have known how I got there. I would have thought that I simply went from point A to point B without realizing all the spiritual growth and wisdom gained along the way; or the patience and selflessness that was needed; and I couldn’t have known all the love and blessings that developed along the way in many friendships and precious moments with our family.
So as we face changes in life, we can trust that divine Mind, God, is leading and guiding us. This intelligent Source speaks through the “still, small voice” (1 Kings 19:12) and through spiritual intuition. As we silence the “storm” around us — the mental turmoil that desperately wants to know all the answers — we will hear and see each step placed before us at just the right time. We will hear God’s angel messages guiding us along the way.
The Bible says:
Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
God’s light is leading you! He will not leave you in darkness.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
We all have the ability to hear and understand God’s will, which blesses us. As we seek to serve to God, He will guide us in the perfect way to bless and serve others on a path of love, joy, and peace.
John Henry Newman, Christian Science Hymnal, 169
Exodus 13:22 NIV
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 444:10 (with reference to Psalm 46:1)