Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s our son Nathan’s birthday tomorrow. I can remember almost every moment of his life from that very first time I met him—when he was born. And then watched him respond through the years to the call of God on his life.
What is it that God is calling you to do today? Perhaps a different direction and onto a different path.
How’s that make you feel? I don’t know about you, but that has always been a disconcerting moment for me. Never easy—something new, something different.
Because the common course of our lives is often one of familiarity and comfort and often has been guided by things as to which we have become all too accustomed or resigned. We follow the usual and common paths—the ones which sometimes have led us to successful results in the past, and where we anticipate finding the least number of pitfalls. And our lives take on a familiarity and predictability which, although not all bad, is not really the life that God intended when He created us. (more…)