One of my friends once preached at the youth group and his verse of the sermon was from Jeremiah.
I was flipping through the notes on my iPhone and found that verse copy-pasted into a note so I won’t forget about it.
Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, the tried-and-true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls.
But they said, ‘Nothing doing. We aren’t going that way.’
I even provided watchmen for them to warn them, to set off the alarm. But the people said, ‘It’s a false alarm. It doesn’t concern us.”
Jeremiah 6:16 – 17, MSG
I at the crossroads.
I am looking for that old, tried-and-true road.
And when He shows me the path to take, one thing I hope I won’t do is to say “I don’t want to go there, it’s not what I expected, it’s a wrong road.”
Expectations don’t really work with God. It’s tough to stomach at first, yet it gets easier when one ponders about it.
He is the God of the unexpected.
But often, we are like the man in that old proverb.
He prayed, “God, I want to see You.”
God sent a rainbow in the sky after a thunderstorm, but the man was too busy looking at the puddles of water the rain caused to form on the ground.
Looking at the muddy waters, the man prayed earnestly again, “God, I want to hear You!”
And God sent a nightingale to sing beneath the man’s windows, but the man got annoyed at the noise and shut the window.
The next morning, he got outside. “God… please. Let me feel You. I need it.”
God sent a butterfly who landed on the man’s shoulder… but the man shook the butterfly off and went on his way, sad that God did not answer any of his prayers.
I want to notice. I want to pay attention to His big and small blessings.
Have a blessed day!