So in every room we find ourselves in…
In every conversation that opens up…
The Lord is already at work.
His agenda is to bring life to that person and to nurture them.
Disciple, just keep trying to get in the middle of it!
As we follow the Lord we pour into people.
To some during a brief encounter. Never to be seen again.
To some regularly and repeatedly over decades.
The results will be very mixed. Fantastic, frustrating, marvellous and messy.
But disciple, continuing to pour into people is what we do as we follow the Lord.
But probably not the specific directions you ‘need’ right this minute.
He’ll speak more about your identity then your itinerary. More on your calling than your calendar. More on your gift than your game plan.
When Jesus walked the earth he did so neither as a careers adviser nor as sat nav – disciple, that’s still not his function in your life.
But if you hear his voice you’ll still encounter the most helpfully directional words you ever could.
He’s not the dead end.
He’s not the lie.
He’s not the death.
Everybody misses the Father if they don’t go through Him.
He opens the door, speaks with uncompromising honesty and causes flourishing to all who trust in Him.
‘A crucified Messiah’
More incomprehensible to some than ‘a hateful good’ – more laughable to others than ‘an honest politician’.
“A stumbling block to the Jews, and foolishness to the Greeks, but to those whom God has called, from both Jews and Greeks, Christ the wisdom and power of God.” 1 Cor 1:23-4
The person you follow and the path you walk won’t make sense all of the time to all of your people.
But for those with eyes to see it is changing everything.