It’s an overplayed biblical cliché: life is a journey, a race, a marathon. But it’s true: God calls each of us to a journey — a journey of relationship that involves obedience, surrender and adventure.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, “Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes. The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”
How will you respond to God’s call to the journey? Will you travel light by laying aside those things that hinder you (Hebrews 12:1)? Will you choose “comfortable shoes” that prepare you to take the Gospel of peace to the hardest to reach places in your community and around the world (Ephesians 6:15)?
Over the next 52 weeks, I hope you’ll join me on a journey to discover the missional lessons found in a chronological reading of God’s Word. Resolve with me to be the Jesus follower who sees the bush afire, gasps at the glory in the common and commits to the adventure of relationship with the God who calls you.
Save the blackberries for another day.