Next step in the Odyssey

Posted on August 29, 2012

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The adventure I have been traveling, I have been learning to embrace… through the valleys, high mountaintops, struggling quicksand, and swinging through the trees. None of it could I have done if I was out there on my own… with no one who knows the jungle or the trappings I would come upon. My Adventure Guide would go before me showing me the way and at times He would let me discover whilst he waited for me. 

I have participated in the discoveries, the sacrifice of self, and learned to leave what I DON’T NEED TO PACK ( the weight would have killed). I have laughed, cried, wailed, “died”, bruised, broken, attacked, THRIVED, jumped, dived, walked, climbed, crawled, SAT STILL, swam, slide, floated, and savored the moments in time. He has shown me bountiful fruit and let me sit in the rain. He has left me maps to guide me and tombs to raid… finding deep with in the papyrus’ of old and learning in the depths of caverns carvings and writings many still untold.

The sojourn is far from over. The Journey is full of unexpected undertakings and that is something I am excited to take. None of it will be easy… and I would have it no other way… however the Joy is in the discovery and strengthening along the way. Right now I celebrate what has been discovered and ruins I have seen restored and some of been torn to the ground only to see the foundation was rotten to the core. SO … for all that may read this and followed along the way. I pray you are encouraged as I have unveiled this traveler’s heart along the expedition. The next part of the odyssey is on it’s way! 😉 I’m elated to continue, as I am finding myself evermore encompassed and in the presence of the effervescent rapture of the only ONE who knows the way. 🙂

————— My reading today: By Charles Spurgeon——-

Every valley must be exalted. Low and grovelling thoughts of God must be given up; doubting and despairing must be removed; and self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken. Across these deep valleys a glorious causeway of grace must be raised.

Every mountain and hill shall be laid low. Proud creature-sufficiency, and boastful self-righteousness, must be levelled, to make a highway for the King of kings. Divine fellowship is never vouchsafed to haughty, high-minded sinners. The Lord hath respect unto the lowly, and visits the contrite in heart, but the lofty are an abomination unto him. My soul, beseech the Holy Spirit to set thee right in this respect.

The crooked shall be made straight. The wavering heart must have a straight path of decision for God and holiness marked out for it. Double-minded men are strangers to the God of truth. My soul, take heed that thou be in all things honest and true, as in the sight of the heart-searching God.

The rough places shall be made smooth. Stumbling-blocks of sin must be removed, and thorns and briers of rebellion must be uprooted. So great a visitor must not find miry ways and stony places when he comes to honour his favoured ones with his company. Oh that this evening the Lord may find in my heart a highway made ready by his grace, that he may make a triumphal progress through the utmost bounds of my soul, from the beginning of this year even to the end of it.

Isaiah 49:8

8 Thus says the Lord:
“In a time of favor I have answered you;
in a day of salvation I have helped you;
I will keep you and give you
as a covenant to the people,
to establish the land,
to apportion the desolate heritages,

Luke 3:4

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.

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