“… the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein” (Is. 35:8).
All the saved of the Lord, are on a spiritual journey, called, ‘The Faith Journey‘. Each day is an opportunity to follow Jesus, not our own whims and fancies.
How is your ‘faith journey’?
We come to understand that running is not everything, but there is much in the way that we select:
CHOOSE THE WAY OF THANKSGIVING:
‘Faith journey‘ should be a way of thanksgiving, while walking with an ongoing dependence on God. Thanking God for His steadfast presence with us in our sorrows and despair in the past, and trusting God for His faithfulness in facing our challenges today.
CHOOSE THE STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY:
The saying goes, ‘Straightforward makes the best runner‘. Resolve not to wander in a roundabout manner. Resolve not to parley with the onlookers nor to be distracted by the allurements around, but hasten to the Master, waiting at the finishing point.
CHOOSE TO RE-SURRENDER:
There is a ‘point of surrender‘ and a ‘process of surrender‘ in our faith journey. Total surrender involves both. ‘The point‘ is where we began our journey with Christ and ‘process’ is where we practice that surrender in our every day life.
CHOOSE TO BE READY FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE:
Human life is full of uncertainties and the road is difficult to predict. But how heartening is the promise of the Lord, ‘My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness‘. Holding on to this would keep us ready for the sharp curves, the steep hills and the frightening descents.
CHOOSE TO REFLECT:
Every Christian ought to have times of reflection, to make proper assessment and necessary corrections. Choose to reflect on what God did in the past when the path seemed so rocky, treacherous and terrifying. Reflect on how the Lord guided us, surprised us with immense provisions, and blessed us with loving fellowship of God’s people in our sorrows and joys. This will help us with strength for today and fill us with bright hope for tomorrow. This will help us to focus our minds away from what’s negative to what’s positive.
May the Lord help us to practice these disciplines to move forward in our ‘Faith Journey‘!