Saturday, March 28, 2009

Forgiven

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I have recently been placed in the dilemma of desiring to remain focused on having a faithful walk during my Sojourning, and at the same time being brought into keen awareness of the damaging impact of my failures as I’ve walked along life's journey. Looking back over several years I can clearly see that I have often been a factory, which turned out damaged goods. This should not be a surprise to me because when I first learned of a redemptive road available to me, at the same time with crystal clarity, I saw my deep need. A friend once passed on an article to me about one man's life (a true story that came out of World War II) that to this day speaks abundantly of the wonder of being truly freed from the load of past failure and sin….
(click on the link and let his story speak to you)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

The next step...


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Originally uploaded by An Gobán Saor
From time to time along our sojourn we reach a point where the road does not seem to allow us to go further. We see what appears to be the end in front of us and we wonder where we go from there. It can be that way in projects and relationships and in just the living out of life. The key is to find the next step.

When our eyes are so much on ourselves finding the next step is very difficult. We often miss the next step because of our past experiences, our fears and concerns. There are times that our own good ideas hinder us from taking the next step forward.

There is a great example for us found in a man named Abraham. Abraham was called out of Ur (his home town) to go to a land where God wanted him. Interesting, Abraham was not told in advance where that place would be. God simply wanted him to walk by faith each day, trusting in His directing and leading. "Now the LORD said to Abram, Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father's household to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1)

Even when the walk way seems to end in front of us, just walk to the end... there will be a way to continue your sojourn!