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What more do you need?

Posted: Tuesday, October 17

 Pastor Tom Murray/

Pastor Tom Murray/

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Jeremiah 30:1-31:26
1 Timothy 2:1-15
Psalm 87:1-7
Proverbs 25:18-19

 

Verse of the Day:

Then Hanamel my cousin came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the Lord, and said to me, ‘Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord.

Jeremiah 32:8 (ESV)


What more do you need?

There’s a good chance God is leading you to do something.  Maybe it’s taking a risk or stepping out into the unknown.  Maybe it is forgiving someone who doesn’t deserve forgiveness.  It could be spending time with a person who really tries your patience.  Perhaps, if you were to do what God is leading you to do, it may not make sense to a lot of people.

We often talk ourselves out of the action our Heavenly Father is leading us to take - even though it seems so clear in our prayer time.  We discount confirmation received when we read God’s word and from conversations with friends.

Jeremiah heard from God.  God told Jeremiah to purchase property in a land that would soon be conquered and seized.  God also told Jeremiah that he would not have to initiate the real estate deal.  Rather, Jeremiah’s cousin would offer the property for purchase (Jeremiah 32:7).

Just as God said it would happen, Jeremiah’s cousin Hanamel offered to sell a field.  When this happened, Jeremiah "knew that this was the word of the Lord” (v. 8).

Jeremiah bought the land.

When it comes to what God has laid on your heart, what more do you need to take action?  How many more confirmations do you need?

Let’s strive to be like Jeremiah.  First, that we will spend quality time seeking God in prayer and reading His Word.  Second, that we will take action when prompted by the Holy Spirit.  

Yes, we must keep in mind that God will never lead us to act contrary to His character.  God will lead us to do things that build up other people, bring restoration to the broken, advance the message of Christ and draw others to Him.

Do not allow fear and doubt to hold you back.  Lean into the power of the Holy Spirit and go for it!