Following God’s Lead

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it . . . (Psalm 127:1) 
For months, we on the board of campus ministry were focused on our fundraising auction. As chair of the board, I met frequently with a young woman who had offered to lead our efforts. Then, a month before the event, she said she just couldn’t handle the responsibility and bowed out. After that, the volunteer we had depended upon to manage the decorations had a family emergency and was not able to help after all. My mother went into hospice care, and I became distracted. The week of the event, the auctioneer backed out. As I began to panic, I recalled the story of Gideon. God instructed Gideon to reduce his army in order to show the Israelites that God was delivering the people. Gideon followed God’s instruction and overcame the Midianites. At the board meeting, we realized that God was speaking through our situation. We did not need an army; we needed to refocus on the purpose of the event and depend on God. So we prayed for God to take control. Even though our reservation numbers were bleak, we remained certain that God would provide. Our attendance was much lower than the previous year, yet our income more than doubled. When we listen in prayer and follow God’s lead, God will sustain us. 
Remind us, O God, that our plans mean nothing if you are not in them. Amen. 
When I read this devotion I was reminded of a powerful saying, little is much when God is in it. No matter what you may be facing, even when things may look bleak, as today’s devotion mentions, remember, God will provide. He will sustain us. Listen in prayer and follow God’s lead. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread (Psalm 37:25). Follow His lead, you will not regret it. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is 2 Timothy 1:7