Welcome to my ongoing journal of my journey with God!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To Nourish Devotion!

If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. (1 Tim 4:6)

As time continues to sift by, I have been compelled to feed the hunger my soul longs for. There is a persistent desire to satisfy this passion through Gods word, prayer, fellowship and the reflection of my own truth. To be attentive and consistent is the only chance I have at fulfilling this satisfaction. At various stages, these devotions have the ability to expand and absorb greater significance, leading me to strive for further nourishment.

This has been the survival method that has me at peace within my settled state. My genuine attempt to apply the Word to my daily journey has brought intention to my purpose and has allowed me to see beyond my own selfishness.

I know I must continue along this devotion if I am to survive. The enemy of complacency has restrained me in the past from moving forward at times. I would reach a comfortable plateau and settle into my contentment, before I knew it, I would tumble back into the slippery arena of self-righteousness.

As I settle into my adjusted journey, it is imperative that I nourish my devotion daily. I must allow for change to occur as my vision is expanded, and seek resolution in the Word as obstacles arise and attempt to hinder my progress in times of adversity.

I pray the passion I have gained through my consistent devotion will continue to nourish my soul and grow my faith in the Lord as I turn to Him daily for comfort and guidance.

May God bless you and give you Grace.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Walking to the Sound of Faith

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
To wander aimlessly through a valley will leave you stranded in a terrain of helplessness. I know this to be true because I have walked that journey to no avail. Even within my current walk, I stumble upon that path without notice and lose my footing. It seems to be the nature of my flesh to gravitate to this go-it-alone shortcoming. It is in those times my spirit yearns for guidance and redirection.
I know the Lord is the beacon that will swivel my compass back in line with His will for me. The challenge at times has been listening, then hearing His voice. There is the illusion I would prefer a direct “do this” type of message and all would be fine. The truth is; if God spoke to me as if it were a regular conversation, God-to-man so to speak, I most likely would question my sanity. So to listen with my awareness is the sound that faith makes as God speaks to me.
The sound of faith comes in an array of unlimited sources. I have been brought to light by song, the honk of a horn, the thought of someone and they suddenly appear, the flutter of butterflies, and the deep knowing that just comes upon me. There are also the times when a sensation pulls me back from an impending danger or threat. No matter the method in which the Lord chooses to enlighten my journey, it is I that must choose to walk to the sound of faith and trust Him with my steps.
To choose faith is an action step that requires complete trust. It is a difficult choice to abide by in all aspects of my walk, and I will praise the day if I am able to achieve such devotion. This failing aside, the times I hear the Lord speak, I must ignite my trust and walk to the sound of faith without reservation, knowing in my soul that He has laid solid ground under my feet and my direction is clear.
My prayer is as I walk, the sound of faith strengthens my awareness to hear the Lord as he directs my steps and to follow Him with all that I am.
May God bless you and give you Grace.