“I’m striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living!” Psalm 116.9
England, as a good friend put it, is like going to a “spiritual desert”. Statistics suggest that only one in ten people attend church more than twice a year. Desert may be a kind analogy. Other words – waste, barren, or desolate land could all apply. For me it is different. It is in this desert that I discovered God.
I wish my discovery gave me the foundation to say that my failures and weaknesses are no longer, I see them more than ever before. I wish I could promise someone else on my path clear sight, reasonable trails, and a successful journey; I cannot. I am 100% certain that I should pass on a couple of facts about your journey.
God is, and will continue to walk with you. This is not a God glancing your way occasionally, this is a God wanting to be in your face, on your arm, and fighting side by side. God is personal. God is up close. God is lurking in the shadows. God is interested in the smallest details of your life. God has a plan that covers every facet.
I continue to see God through human glasses. Since my eye surgery, I realize how different life appears when you look at it through your own eyes. When I look at God, I assume that I know who He is, what He can and will do, and how His plans should unfold for my life. On a daily basis, I know what He wants me to do without even asking! To my knowledge I have never gotten a single day right, much less gain an understanding of the bigger picture.
Listening to hear and understand God’s voice is the most important priority in life. Pursuing this quest requires us to examine several questions deep within our souls. How much do I want to hear? How passionately do I want to pursue? What am I willing to give up?
The journey is awesome.