Following God is like having the most knowledgeable and trustworthy guide on the most exciting adventure you could ever imagine!
When following God, we have no reason to worry about the final destination, or our provisions. He knows the way and has planned sufficient food and water for each day. There’s a certain serenity about not having to worry about where you’re going and being able to throw yourself into the challenges of the adventure of each day and—to also enjoy the beauty.
When God is our guide, we experience the magnificent security of His guidance.
The Psalmist wrote,
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” (Psalms 23:1-5)
When we’re on the path God has planned—He is our greatest security! He does all the heavy lifting. Our job is very simple—listen and obey. God said,
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river and your righteousness as waves of the sea.” (Isaiah 48:17-18)
There is only one thing we should fear in life—and that is—to NOT have a strong sense of the presence of God!
God longs to give us all of His goodness—His peace, His abundance, His friendship and all blessings! But His presence is inextricably tied to holiness. Our spirit is made holy through salvation—but our work to live holy through loving obedience to His commandments—is what draws us close to Him where we experience His wisdom, strength and love. We learn to hear Him.
But when we don’t know God (we have never been born again), we don’t recognize His voice OR desire His ways. We spend our life wandering in circles, swimming in swamps, fighting through brambles and encountering swift rivers without bridges.
Without God, we strive only to survive and life is a miserable journey.
God has a much better plan. When we draw close to God through loving obedience, then each day in life with all it’s trials—becomes another opportunity to live the great adventure with Him!
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