Week 4 into the 36 weeks : Reading – Proverbs 25, John 141516

John 14: 18 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (KJ)

Entering the 4th Week of our 36 week in the 2010 Challenge, we now get to WALK OUT everything God’s been speaking to us in the 21 days of prayer and fasting. As we walk by faith, He sends the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us — holding our hand along the way.

I have been reading the book, Walking With God by John Eldredge. It gives a vulnerable look into his journals, and shows how he walks with God through the challenges and celebrations. I thought this passage was poignant…

“When it comes to crises or events that really upset us, this I have learned: you can have God or you can have understanding. Sometimes you can have them both. But if you insist on understanding, it often doesn’t come. And that can create distance between you and God, because your upset and demanding an explanation in order to move on, but the explanation isn’t coming so you withdraw a bit from God and lose the GRACE THAT GOD IS GIVING. He doesn’t explain everything. But he always offers us himself.”
John Eldredge, Walking with God

No matter what circumstance we are facing–He wants to be there with us to help us through it. Invite Him into your every day life, invite him in to heal your past–no matter how messy. He longs to walk out this journey of life with us–as a great adventure! Our life is not meant to be an episode of “Survivor” where God is watching from the sky wondering if we’ll go the right direction, eat something poisonous, or be able to hack the elements. He is there with us taking our hand, and guiding us along the way. You are never alone. (Read John 14 & 15)

Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your walking stick comfort me. Psalm 23: 4 (NCV)

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