Saturday 18 November, 2017

Mark 9:30-32

30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were. 31 That was because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men. They will kill him. After three days he will rise from the dead.” 32 But they didn’t understand what he meant. And they were afraid to ask him about it.

So hands up those who have felt they don’t understand what God is saying, or where He is taking us?! I thought so! It is comforting to me that the disciples who had spent time with Jesus in person still didn’t get it and were afraid to ask.

Someone once said to me to stop seeking the will of God, instead seek the face of God. It has been good advice and I see it reflected here. Maybe it is Ok to leave the details to God, and instead just focus on spending time with God.

It turns out God is pretty good with what’s ahead, He will tell us what we need to know when we need to know it. In our science based culture where we need to know what, where and why, we need to learn to relax and let God run things. The closer we are to God, it’s not that we will Know more, but maybe it’s that our faith and experience will let us Trust more.

Lord, help me put aside all the distractions around me. Help me to keep my eyes on you no matter what and help me to trust you enough to walk in your footsteps. Grow my faith Lord. In Jesus name. Amen

Written by Christine Knight

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  1. Andrew says:

    Yes a common experience. I do not understand what God is doing. And perhaps it does not align with my plan. Yet as things transpire and as I see more clearly there is a God plan.
    Dear Lord please help me to to be more willing to join your plan, not fight it, ignore it, or miss it. I want to be part of His big plan.

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