Today is a short contemplation. I was thinking about what it means to follow out of obedience as oppose to just doing your own thing. Sometimes we do things thinking we know better but when we get stuck, we stop and ask for directions do we not? When you’re walking down a familiar street and turn into a road that you have not travelled along before, you begin to feel hesitant to venture forth because you have no idea where that road leads. This is a normal reaction and I find that it is always comforting to have a friend show you a place that you have never been before because you automatically trust that they know where they are going. In the same way, when we’ve done all the things we know how to do by our own abilities and levels of understanding since we are so used to the familiar, travelling into unchartered territory can be quite nerve wrecking if you lack clear direction of where a road leads. This is the point where we must seek God and ask Him to lead us and we (in obedience) will follow Him because He, just like a friend, already knows what’s ahead of us and all we have to do is follow His Lead.
God is the unfailing GPS in our lives. When we seek to step out into new territory, we do so by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit guides you to a place, He already knows the way and all you have to do is be willing and obedient to follow His direction. If God can take you too it, He is surely able to walk you through it. It isn’t easy all the time to trust in that which we cannot see as much as trusting that which we do see, but when you follow with your heart and yield to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the way is definitely made sure and you will reach your destination just like Abraham did until you are called to move again. So today, if you are struggling with indecision to follow the voice of God that is telling you to move out of your comfort zone and into your promised land, seek God and repent of fear and disobedience and decide to move and walk by faith and not by sight. When you start to operate by faith, all the things you feared will become nothing to you because you have an unfailing GPS which is the Holy Spirit that will guide you to where you are supposed to go. The Holy Spirit knows the way, you just have to speak by faith and say “I’ll Follow, You Lead”.
I have a song here that’s from the movie Sister Act. I’m sure you may know this song but it’s called I will Follow Him. I thought it appropriate since it’s up beat and very uplifting for today. It always makes me smile when I hear this song. May it bless you today Everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
[ Matthew the Tax Collector ] As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
[ Take Up the Cross and Follow Him ] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.