The Next Step

A verse that is especially close to my heart are Ezra 7:28.

Ezra writes…

“Because the hand of the Lord was on me, I took courage…and…”

Ezra took the next step, because he had seen the hand of God in his life…answered prayers…opened doors…the fulfilment of promises.

I have been challenged by these verses…of the necessity to not doubt…to hold fast…to take courage..

And…

Take the next step.

I can take courage because it is God who is with me.  It is God who prompts me…nudges me and shows me the way to go as He directs His steps.  It is God who supplies my needs, providing me with the  provisions, resources (strength to wait or boldness to move forward) and the wisdom to understand His instructions as He unfolds His plans for me.  

Because He is with me, I can choose to take courage, and…

Even if the way is unknown, dark, exciting or perhaps just ordinary…

I can take the next step:)