There are times in life where we figure if we just add one more thing that will make it much better. One more ingredient to finish the dish, one more song to complete the album, one more kiss before we say good night. Even in the things we add daily, the addition of plus one makes it more than what it was before.
This started me to thinking of the many acts in the bible where one either spelled success or defeat. Adam was alone in the garden but with the addition of one (help meet) his days were filled with more wonder than before. It was the one act of eating the forbidden fruit that lead to banishment from the Garden (Genesis 3). Joseph , an innocent boy loved by his father despised by his brothers, by one act was made to disappear but through faith in God was made head of many in the land of Egypt (Genesis 41) One act of obedience from Abraham made him the father of many nations (Genesis 17). We can account for many other single acts that lead to victory or defeat.
Recalling the stories of Jacob and Esau, Noah, Moses, Saul, David, Solomon bring to mind the numerous singular acts during their lifetime and after, but the act that was the most endearing was the sacrifice the God made when He gave His only Son to die for us on Golgatha that fateful day. Many singular acts led to the acceptance and the distinctive act that seal Jesus upon many. We all know that Jesus performed many miracles during his short time on earth. But it was in those many singular acts that great impacts were made. The feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14, Mark 6), the woman with the issue of blood (Luke 8), the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair (Luke 7), the raising of Lazurus (John 11) and so many more. Whether banishing demons or opening the eyes of others to see that their future stood before them in the form of Jesus, God performed many acts to bring to light the salvation and freedom being offered. It took the deliverance of a baby and the death of a man for many to see that they had their salvation right before them.
As you go through your daily life taking one step at a time, remember to include God in each and every act that you go through on a daily basis. For without Him you can complete nothing (John 15:5) for it is He who give you strength from day to day. (1 Cor 1:8)