Day 40 Road to the Cross

April 14, 2019

 

Asking questions is okay.  A few years back, my wife Amanda and I were stirred to begin asking God what was next for our lives.  We had felt that God was releasing us from our current post in Springfield, but we had no idea where he would lead us to next.  We were sure that a call from an established church was coming.  When it did, we thought for sure that we were headed there.  After a couple phone interviews, a date was set for us to meet the congregation and to see the church facility.  When we arrived, we found a charming congregation, a beautiful place to worship in, and a growing community.  Everything seemed great.  However, towards the end of the second day of our visit we both knew that God was not calling us here.  And then we had more questions.  In Mark 12, we find that the Disciples weren't afraid to ask questions as well.  Take a look with me:

 

Mark 12-16

12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?”

13 So Jesus sent two of them into Jerusalem with these instructions: “As you go into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 At the house he enters, say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’ 15 He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal.” 16 So the two disciples went into the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover meal there.

 

It seems to me that Jesus had a very good plan for the Passover meal.  It also appears to me that He didn't share his plan until the Disciples asked for the next steps.  I believe there has to be a desire to go to the next level before God will give you the path to the next level.  During our transition season, God began preparing our hearts for beginning a new church, not jumping into an established one.  If you are wondering why you have found yourself in a difficult season and you are unsure what steps need to be taken to move past it, let me challenge you today to begin asking the question, "God, what have you prepared for my future?".  Give Him permission to reveal his plan.

 

Pastor Jon

 

 

 

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