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…

 

5 Comments

  1. Alicia Reagan on January 1, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Scott,

    We are praying for you and Tammy and the kids. Life’s journey can be thrilling and terrifying all at the same time, and I sure couldn’t do it without knowing Jesus was carrying me all the way through it!

    This year will be one that you won’t forget as you watch God work in ways above and beyond all that you could ask or think.

    I have learned that we do best when things are not predictable for it is then that we must truly live by faith and not by sight.

    I am so happy for you all and excited for the new chapter in your lives! God is writing a beautifully story!

    • Scott Pauley on January 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thank you so much. I believe it! Happy new year to you, Jimmy, and the kids. God bless you all.

  2. Jess Enochs on January 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Scott and Tammy
    You are in prayers. The same Lord Who has led thus far will continue to lighten your path in the days and years ahead . May He make you a source of blessing to many.
    Praying for you all. God is Faithful.

    • Scott Pauley on January 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Thank you my friend. We are following a very good Leader! God bless you all.

  3. Robbie Mann on May 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I enjoyed your MESSAGES

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