Psalm 54.4 (CEB)
But look here: God is my helper; my Lord sustains my life.
Recognizing the work of God is a daunting task. It is more than physical: simply assessing the world through our bodies. It is more than mental: answering the where, why, what, and how questions. Discernment is more than emotional: trusting your gut to telling you what to do.
Discerning the movement of God is a practice of trust. We trust that God who has acted in our lives will continue to do so. We trust that “I” might not have the right answer for everything, but communally “we” have everything we need to do as God leads. We trust that God will continuously show God’s self to us in ways that we can recognize and that God will give us the wisdom to act accordingly.
God is ceaselessly reaching out to us in the lives of those around us, in the words of the Bible, and in our common life together. Evaluating God’s movement is risky business because it just might mean we live differently, we love selflessly, and we give generously.
Sunday, we will be staying in the book of 1 Kings and find out how Elijah was sustained by God. See you there…
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church