Enjoying the Journey
About four years ago I began blogging. I have been more regular at times than at others, but it has been a good exercise for me. Many friends have been kind enough to read and respond. I chose “Enjoying the Journey” as a way of expressing that for the follower of Christ it is not just the destination that is wonderful! It is the daily walk with the Lord Jesus as constant companion. (Read one of the first posts on this subject here.)
Since that time I have learned much about the way God leads us on the journey of life. In an early 2015 article entitled Along the Journey, I wrote, “On every trip there are decisions to be made…Inevitably we will face intersections, decisions about which way to go. At that moment we must especially live by faith. Ask God for wisdom and believe that He will never lead you in the wrong way.” Little did I realize at the time how true that would be for my journey over the last few months.
After a long season of life and ministry in the same place the Lord has led our family to step out by faith into full time evangelistic work. As I face 2016 my mind is filled with both questions and confidence. There are many details I do not know, but there is one thing I am sure of – we are following the Lord. He has gone before us. He will go with us. He will endure when we are gone. Our journey will continue by His mercy until we stand at the throne of God.
Several days ago I gave a parting message and testimony to our church family. It is my prayer that God will use it to encourage the faith of others who may be called to step out into the unknown with Him. You may watch this brief message here.
On the threshold of a new year and a new season of ministry I want to say thank you. So many people have prayed for us and sought to encourage us. The love of God has been real. Our eyes are on the Lord and our desire is to bring Him glory. Peace and joy has been ours in a special way through this time. I have learned that in the most trying moments of life the Holy Spirit is exceedingly precious. And I am still enjoying the journey!
May God bless you and your family as you follow the Lord’s path for you this year. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way” (Psalm 37:23). Walk with Christ and enjoy the journey…