It’s amazing what a scent can do. Leaves burning in a neighbor’s yard on a cool day on Thanksgiving week and I’m transported in time back to Modesto as a little boy playing in a foggy orchard in the Central Valley of California where I grew up. I’m throwing a football with my cousin or riding my bike to a friend’s house…
It’s amazing how memory and senses and feelings all weave together; the way God made us. Our memories and our senses are all woven together making a tapestry of life together as a family.
It’s no cliche to say that God is always guiding the path and that the Christian life is a pilgrimage. we are where we are and we are headed where we are going because the Lord has providentially purposed or protectively allowed it. If we are His, then we are His at all times.
That fog in California was so thick. I remember playing tag or hide and seek in that fog in the fields at the elementary school waiting for the bell to ring for class to start.
It can be just as difficult to discern God’s will for our lives as it was to see through that thick fog. Sometimes the dense fog is one of unbelief, lack of clarity, the influence of others, but once we hear from God The only way to know is Will is to begin to walk in it…
The past shapes and informs us, the future allurers and draws us, but in this present moment we must be submitted to so that we might be guided by the holy Spirit.
Praise be to God today! #pilgrimpath
II Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (ESV)