Where’s the Map!?

Wouldn’t it be easier if every morning I got a navigation link sent to my phone and I just had to accept the file, open it up, and see the detailed turn-by-turn directions for the day?  Week?  Month?  Year?  I mean, it would be easier for me and even God, too, right?
Have you noticed that that’s not the way God does things when He invites us to join Him in His work?   He gives us turn-by-turn directions, but only as He wants to.  Most of the time it is truly turn…by…turn.

Here’s how it goes with me a great deal of the time:

God:  Will you follow Me today?

Me:  YES!!  I am happy to follow You!   Just a couple of questions…  Where are we going?  When do you want me to do it?  What exactly am I doing?  How long do I have to complete it?  Who is going with me?  Where am I going, again?  What if I don’t know how to do it?   What do I need to take with me?  Hey, wait, I don’t have that much…now what?  When will I get there?   Where am I going, again?  And one last question—What, exactly, will the outcome be?

Here’s how I WANT it to go (and this is how it went this morning):

God:  Will you follow Me today?

Me:  Lord, just tell me what to do one step at a time, and I will do it.  I trust You.

Jesus said in John 14:6:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

He, Jesus, is our map.  Our map to God.  He is the Only map to God.  He is the Only entrance into a relationship with Him.

Either, He IS Who He says He is, or He’s not.  Either I CAN trust Him, or I can’t.

He is.  I can.  And so can you.

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Chris Malone

It is a joy to serve our Lord with the bride of my youth, Mary, and our children. Our nine kids are not all living at home anymore. One has already completed university and has started her career. One is finishing his master's degree and will start his career soon. One is completing her freshman year at university. That leaves six at home. One of those completes high school this year. Amazing since Mary and I are only 30 years old (at least in our minds).
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