“Every God-direction is road tested. Everyone who runs towards Him makes it.” Psalm 18.21
Our destination is Tewkesbury. Armed with a map, half a tank of gas, and a sense of adventure we set out early Saturday morning.
“Do you know how to get there?”
“Yes and no. No. I have no real idea. Yes, I have a map and know how to follow directions.”
The day was full of adventure, only one major wrong turn, and in the end we saw Twekesbury, the abbey, and then Wales and a castle from the 700’s.
“How do you reconcile the left side of your personality, the analytical with the sensitive and feeling? How do you plan and execute methodically and then turn out and drive to parts unknown? “
“I don’t know. I just do it. Is there a conflict?”
I approach God wanting to know in advance exactly what to do. I need to know how to get ready, what to wear when, how to approach (physically and mentally), along with the risks of each step. It is critical that I get it right!
Really? Are any of these “needs” necessary?
If anyone wants to get to Tewkesbury I can, with confidence, retrace my steps. We will avoid the wrong turn and make the journey in comfort and safety.
Approaching God is, after a real experience in God’s presence, easier the second time. The challenge is what happens if we never get to our destination in the first place! Failure always carries doubt for our second try. Knowing, in my heart, how God accepts me allows me to walk towards Him in confidence. Understanding who God is provides assurance.
There are two lessons from Tewkesbury. First, step out in faith trusting the true map. Second, if one wants to experience the destination then look, feel, explore, rest, and just be.
God asks us to give ourselves as an offering, embrace what He has done for us. God asks us to step out in faith and trust the true map
I’m going. Want to come with me?