Journeying with Jesus

God’s will for my life is to take a journey with Jesus.

When God tugs on my heartstrings, I steer down the path He illuminates for me. But what do I do when the path has a “Do Not Enter” sign, or it requires driving in inclement weather?

Twice I was certain in the past half year that I was called to take a different path than the one I was on; and twice I felt crushed because the road I started to travel down was blocked.

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As I texted one of my BFFs to ask for prayer, she reminded me of Matthew 8:23-27:

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

This passage spoke to me beyond not fearing the future and beyond Christ’s miraculous abilities having dominion over all things — it reminded me that we too have His power within us if we have faith.

Faith.

My faith is strong when the journey is comfortable, but how strong is my faith when it’s not?

As I sat in church today, I was reminded we are on a journey — I am on a journey — and He’s there with me, loving me, allowing roadblocks to disrupt the comfort, because that’s where change takes place and where I will grow in my faith.

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Out of His love, He will switch things up, disturb the comfortable path, so that I will grow.

How many of us pray for Jesus to disturb our comfort zone so that we can grow?!

Are you willing to go on this journey with Jesus?

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  1. This passage in Matthew speaks volumes! I so love how Jesus demonstrates his dominion over all things, even the things we can’t see, like the winds. There have been many times where I found myself praying for God to take me from my storm, but it was only in going through the storm that my faith was tested & strengthened. I know now that God’s perfect timing is just that, PERFECT! I look forward to reading more.

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