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  • Writer's pictureJackie Bankston

Our Steps are Ordered

Hi there,

Tonight I am thinking about some things. I have been reading my Bible, but I haven’t been studying my Bible. What is the difference? Well, for me, studying means that I take what I read and I analyze it line by line. I get many revelations this way. Lately, I sit distracted before I even begin. Truly, that’s why I haven’t written in so long.

Well, tonight, I studied. I began in Genesis. I read in chapter one where it tells us that God created the light. He separates light from darkness. In my Bible, it recommended I go read the first chapter in John.

John 1:3-5

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The last one… that’s the one that got me. “The light shines in darkness and darkness comprehended it not.”

This scripture made me evaluate the darkness I have faced in the past. Each time, light operated in secret. I would open my eyes one day and realize that I am happy. Out of darkness, light ALWAYS appeared. This reminded me of a couple of scriptures.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Sometimes, things just seem dark. It is hard to open spiritual eyes to see God moving. Often, God doesn’t reveal his plans. He does ALWAYS keep His promises, though. When it feels dark, that is when we must make the choice to walk by faith. Easier said than done, right? No, I think it is as easy as making a choice.

I make a choice to evaluate my life. I make a choice to remember how light has come out of the dark, EVERYTIME. I choose to take myself out of the equation and seek His voice.

Friday is a big day for me. It is a big day for many in my county. Truly, I believe God has something in store for me this summer. He has whispered sweet promises in my ear. So, I will not be surprised if my feet are moved. I trust that God is in charge. I trust that if my feet are moved, it is according to God’s purpose.

Thank you, God, for your plans for our community. I will wait patiently as your plans unfold!

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