South Park Baptist Church

Grand Prairie, Texas

One Step at a Time

Early this morning, about 2 a.m., I was up coughing and nursing whatever this crud is I have, when I heard  the familiar-beep, beep, beep, beep of a large truck backing up. I thought to myself, that is either a fire truck or a wrecker and so I was compelled to get up and investigate. It was a wrecker hooking up my neighbor's car across the street, and I thought to myself, that is either a repo or a very brazen car thief.

Well,  today I am working at my desk at home and I looked out the front window but didn’t see my truck in the driveway. Have you ever had the feeling, "Uh! Oh! Where is my vehicle?"   I felt it once before in NOLA when my truck was actually stolen.  So I had that brief feeling once again.  Now, our credit is pristine and we have never had anything repossessed, and in fact, my truck is paid for; but I wondered what could have happened. Then, I leaned forward just enough to see my rear tail light and the end of the rear bumper, and although, I couldn’t see the whole truck out my office window, I saw enough to convince me my truck was there.

So what is the point? Well, it occurred to me that God doesn’t always show us His whole plan, but He shows us enough to convince us the rest is on the way. Like in the life of Abram as recorded in Hebrews 11:8.  “By faith, when he was called, obeyed by going to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance, and he went out not knowing where he was going…” God told Abram to, “Get up and go!”.  “Go where Lord?”  “Don’t worry about that now.”  “ What do I do when I get There?” “Don’t worry about that now, just get up and go.”

Sometimes God shows up just enough, and then through faith convinces us the rest will come when we need to know.