By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (He 11:8 NKJV)
Last week before I left for the writers' conference I read the verse above (He 11:8) as a result of a my daily reading time. Coinciding with my daily reading was another verse about Abraham from my CBS Bible Study on Romans that spoke of the his faith and trust in God to do what God had asked him to do. I am amazed once again, although I shouldn't be, at how God times things so perfectly in order to speak to us. The timing of my daily reading, the bible study and the writers' conference was no coincidence.
It has been almost a year and a half since I went to CLASS to spy out the "land" of speaking and writing. A lot of things have happened since that time. I've tried to follow the cloud of God's direction even through times when it seemed that I was in the cloud - in the fog. I keep a watchful eye and listening ear ready to hear the whisper of God to me through the my daily Bible reading, people, events and circumstances in my life. I'm trying to walk and not run so that I do not get ahead of God. After all, I want to follow the cloud, not get ahead of it.
I'm not sure where the cloud is going, but I am following it nonetheless. I'm still processing my thoughts from the writers' conference. I'm doing the best I can to sort out all of the paths that lay before me and choose the path that God wants for me. I've made a difficult decision to eliminate a good but not best choice from my schedule. And I am making a concentrated effort to walk and not run. That's probably the best choice since I'm still somewhat walking in the cloud.
Questions for your journey:
1) Where has God told you to go in this season of your life? Are you "going"?
2) What is stopping you from going to the place of your inheritance?
3) What can you do today that will enable you to get started in your "journey"?