Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Journey

At church today, our pastor was preaching a message on Mary. His main point was that Mary had a choice. We all have a choice. The Lord is going to do His will. If we are not willing to make the choice to obey Him, then He will have to use someone else. During the message, he said, "Sometimes the road He calls us to is a lonely one. It is lonely, but we are never alone."

While I walk this lonely road, I have had some moments of clarity where I have chosen quickly and readily to walk the path He was showing me. I have had far too many moments where I hesitate to make the choice because it is rocky and frankly, because everyone else is going a different path that looks more interesting. This message has served as a good reminder that just because this path is lonely, doesn't mean I am on the wrong path. Just because the path is lonely doesn't mean I am alone. And just because the path is lonely doesn't mean there aren't blessings along the way.

Thank you Lord for your commitment to me. That you are willing to stick with me even when I am stubborn and hard headed. That you continue to love me and grace me even when I am unlovable and ungracious. And thank you Lord that you send reminders to me throughout my journey. Just like you sent the angel Gabriel to Mary, you send me daily reminders that I am not alone. You constantly remind me that I am right within Your will. Now, if I would only be more watchful for those reminders. Thank you for being there on the dark and lonely roads as well as the bright and cheery ones. Your love is amazing. It is steady and unchanging. Help me to make the choices especially when they are hard. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.


Amazing Racer said...

Ugh. That's all I can say about that right now.

Thanks for reinforcing this message. Where is that ice cream?