#5078 – Prepare in Advance

Good morning people who take steps of faith in response to what God has said.

1 Samuel 9:22-24 NIV Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and seated them at the head of those who were invited—about thirty in number. Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the piece of meat I gave you, the one I told you to lay aside.” So the cook took up the thigh with what was on it and set it in front of Saul. Samuel said, “Here is what has been kept for you. Eat, because it was set aside for you for this occasion from the time I said, ‘I have invited guests.’ ” And Saul dined with Samuel that day.

God spoke to Samuel and told him that Saul was going to come to his house. There was no pre-existing arrangement – simply a prophetic word from God.

Upon hearing the word of the Lord, Samuel simply took a step of faith and obedience; he instructed the cook to have a certain piece of meat ready for a certain guest.

He didn’t wait and see if Saul turned up. No, he expected Saul to come because God had spoken to him.

What do we do when we hear the Lord speak to us?

Are we willing to prepare something in advance following a prophetic word from God to us?

Don’t wait for the evidence to show up – simply hear and obey.