Letting God Lead – Unexplainable…
Key Bible Verses: The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed. – Genesis 12:1, 4
To embrace life in God, to experience his presence, and to follow his lead will inevitably place you in the realm of the unexplainable. You’ll find yourself feeling, thinking, speaking, acting, and relating in ways leading unquestionably to the conclusion that “God did it.”
God may lead you to pass up a promotion because of the additional hours and responsibilities that would negatively impact your family and current ministry involvements.
You may be led by God to write a check that will be unexplainable to your financial planner.
You may feel unexplainably prompted to share your faith with someone who previously made it clear he or she had no interest in God.
You may feel unexplainably compelled to befriend and express love to someone whom most others choose to avoid.
Whatever it is, God wants to lead you into this realm of the “unexplainable apart from him”—so your life points to him.
Paul describes this new realm in these words: “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9, NASB). Wow! Count me in!
—Don Cousins in Unexplainable
My Response: One unexplainable faith-step I have taken in obedience to God is …
Adapted from Unexplainable (Cook, 2009)
Prayer for the Week: Lord, it’s easy to say I follow you; it’s much harder to show it by the way I live; help me, with your empowering Spirit, to choose daily to live in obedience to your calling.