Throughout scriptures, we see examples of men and women of God whom God spoke to and as a result, they stepped out in faith knowing that the God who spoke will deliver. Just to name a few;
Genesis 12:1, 4 (NIV)
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran
What about Moses? He had a burning bush encounter (Exodus 3) after which he was given specific instructions on how to go and deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. He did exactly as he was told and despite the challenges, the end result was glorious.
Think about Noah; God told him to build the Ark, despite every challenge, he did s God had instructed and the end result was glorious.
Genesis 6:1, 5 (NIV)
The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
Time will not permit me to tell you the details about all the heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11. This chapter contains a great list of individuals who permitted God’s word to determine the seasons of their lives and they prevailed. Amen!
These examples are necessary to let us know that we do have a cloud of witnesses. Men and women of God in the past allowed God’s word to determine the seasons of our lives and they succeeded. So, we can be learned from their experiences and be confident that because God’s character is unchanging we can be certain about our success if we permit Him to guide us. Amen!