“…I woke up this morning realizing that I can not go on in my life any longer without inviting God along for the journey…”
After reading these words in an email I received the other day, I was so overwhelmed by the love of God that I cried tears of joy. I was literally laughing as I was crying. I wanted to shout! I wanted to share with the whole world what God was doing in the life of this person! I was so overjoyed by God’s goodness, that praise and worship automatically flowed from my lips. Thank you Jesus!
Nothing brings me more joy than to hear that someone has realized their need for the Lord and has chosen to invite Him into their journey. A journey given to God becomes God’s adventure given to us-An adventure of discovery, mystery, and destiny.
Taking hold of Jesus’ hand and letting Him take us down a new path, means discovering more of God’s heart and His ways. Isaiah 55:9 says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts” (NIV).
When I was younger I used to think these verses meant that God could boss me around because He was bigger than me. Now I realize that God’s ways are higher (better) because He knows what is best for me.
Some of the definitions for higher from the online Free Dictionary by Farlex are as follows:
- Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward
- Advanced in development or complexity
- Far removed in time; remote: high antiquity.
- Of great importance
- Characterized by lofty or stirring events or themes
- Lofty or exalted in quality or character
- Greater than usual or expected, as in quantity, magnitude, cost, or degree
- Luxurious; extravagant
- advanced in complexity or elaboration (Copyright © 2003-2017 Farlex, Inc )
In my journey with the Lord, I have learned that His thoughts and His ways are far above anything I could ever think or imagine—He sees what I can’t see, and He knows what I don’t know. His ways are merciful, loving, understanding, powerful, extravagant, gracious, kind, and right. His ways for me are better than what I can imagine, and His loving thoughts toward me are more extravagant than I can fathom.
I tried to respond to the e-mail, but since the e-mail address was connected to a website that is no longer available, I am hoping this person reads this post and stays in contact.
If you read this, my friend, Congratulations on your new beginning! Welcome to the journey! Welcome to the adventure!
My heart is for everyone to trust in God’s ways and let Him direct their paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). If you would like to invite Jesus into your life and give Him your journey, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May you be abundantly blessed!