Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. – Luke 9:23
It’s difficult to not know everything; even more difficult to not be able to control everything.
You can’t control how others will react to your words.
You can’t control anything about your future.
When you renovate a house, you don’t know what’s behind the walls or under the foundation. That’s even true if you buy a complete house. Most of us renovate or buy in faith. We bring in a contractor and an inspector.
Am I going to experience an electrical fire? Are the walls solid? Is the plumbing ancient or new? You buy in faith and live on prayer, but you don’t live in faith and on prayer without logic or reason. Unlike the house illustration, faith isn’t blind. God shows Himself in creation. He shows up in our lives when we need Him.
Faith is learning to walk with your eyes wide open. Notice creation. Note the miracles in your life and in other people’s lives. Look back and find God’s presence.
It’s amazing what you notice now versus before asking Jesus into your life.
I don’t know everything.
God knows all.
I can’t control what is going to happen tomorrow.
God is in control. I know where I am going, what I believe, and that I can step confidently into my future knowing where I am going as a believer.
One day creation won’t be defiled by sin. One day I won’t be a stranger in a strange land. One day I will see Him face-to-face.
Jesus, when I see You, I want a physical hug, because I’ll be crying for joy.