The other day a fellow Journeyman, Justin, shared with us guys a devotion from
Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest from February 16th.
In the devotion Ozzie reminds us of Ephesians 5:14 where it says, “Sleepers awake
and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
The devotions premise is this, “The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life
and power comes after we “get up and get going.” God does not give us overcoming
life—He gives us life as we overcome.”
Justin said, “I’m challenged often with the struggle to discern between what it is Christ is
calling me for and what route others encourage me to travel down.”
It sounds just like me. I think we all share the same struggle.
I’m learning to take those leaps and steps of faith into the unknown and allow myself
to be ultimately guided by the Purpose of the Father and not the will and desires of others.
Its a beautiful paradox if you think about it.
Like Abraham, once you get going then you get the directions (see Genesis 12:1).
Like the man with the withered hand, once you reach forth your hand then Jesus will heal you (see Matthew 12:13).
I think it’s about being intentional to learn and discern the Spirits voice.