It was early and cold for a fall morning, but the road called. I was training for a half marathon and had a five-mile run on my checklist for the day. I didn’t plan to turn. My run didn’t require it either, still, as I rounded the corner headed into mile four, I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit prompting me to turn left. Somewhat annoyed and definitely winded from the unexpected turn, I slowed my pace and made my way up the hill that now stood before me. What was God doing?
The blessed tree Jeremiah talks about in Jeremiah 17 is a deep-rooted tree. It’s the tree lacking nothing. Beautiful inside and out. This tree does not have the appearance of abundance; it has the physical proof of abundance. It is not worried about outer security because it is grounded with inner confidence. It does not work to earn love; it thrives because of having already received love. It doesn’t fear the storm, but stands strong through the winds, even offering shelter
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? When the plan you thought you had turns out not to really be the plan? When the mission changes and the once narrowed focus seems broad, unfamiliar and uncharted? Honestly, the calling has always been so concrete in my head. Black and white – this is what God has gifted and called me to do. I could always picture it. It was always there. But, the further I get into following Jesus, the further I get away from the concrete plan I