As we travel this journey on the road Home, it sometimes feels a little confusing. Should I go this way? What about going left at the next intersection?
We wish for a map, or at least some kind of sign.
You know ... one that says, "Destination Heaven, 1034 miles"
Or a Voice Navigator that says "Keep left. Stay in the left lane. Keep left"
Whenever I've had to make a decision, I always wished God would send me a fax giving me explicit directions on what to do
But it's more than just direction that we want from a sign. What we really want is PROOF. Proof that not only does God care and guide, but proof that He exists and He really is who He says He is.
Twice in the book of Matthew, Jesus told the people that it was "a wicked and adulterous generation that seeks after a sign." Matthew 12:38-40 and Matthew 16:3-5
I understand why He says a generation that wants a sign is wicked because they don't trust, but why does He call them adulterous?
Because they'd rather have anything, like a clearly marked path, than to have Him as their guide. They've rejected Him as their leader.
So, He won't give us a sign. We don't need one. We just need Him.
The Journey is our way Home. There is nothing more important than making that final destination. Jesus paid my ticket there, but I have to walk it out. In October, I will be observing the things that happen while traveling the Journey and writing a daily post about my observations.
Because I like to stretch myself, I will also do a challenge within a challenge - 31 days of 5 minute free writes. I will take a topic and run with it, writing furiously for 5 minutes, tailoring it to relate to my theme of examining life along the Journey.
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