Regardless of where you are in reading The Journeyman, you and I, and everyone are facing decisions. These decisions range in difficulty and complexity, but all of us are making decisions. I’m personally thrilled you made a decision to invest your valuable time reading this book, and my continued prayer is that God speaks to you as He has me about this spiritual walk we choose to live.
Several years ago, I created a simple WordPress blog for posting Bible verses for the youth group at my church. It started on one particular Sunday when I was leading the lesson, I challenged the assembled teens to start memorizing Bible verses. I told them I would help by choosing a scripture, posting it online, and texting a link each week to the post. Little did I know this blog would be the genesis of The Journeyman book.
To be clear, I had no personal desire to write a book. I did have a desire for our teens to know Jesus and the word of God on a deeper, personal level, and all of these posts, along with other Sunday school teachings and youth retreat talks I had given formulated the initial content of this book. Yesterday, I stumbled upon one of those posts – 1 John 1:5-7. I posted it exactly four years ago.
I share all this to say we all are being called by Father God to His ministry. We have to be open to hearing and receiving His calling. Once we hear it, we have to pray, seeking His guidance, and then make a decision. This world desperately needs your gifts and desperately needs your testimony! We all know people in our lives; family, friends, neighbors, who are in a place of despair. They probably do not openly show it to you, or the world, but inside the spaces of their mind and the spaces of their home, they are experiencing anxiety, hurt, and maybe bitterness from some form of loss. As 1 John 5-7 says:
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him, there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
Let’s go out and share that light…