Eyes and Arms Open

Eyes and Arms Open

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.
John 16:13a

Recommended Reading – Proverbs 3:5-6

Driving the 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an explorer’s delight. From northern Virginia to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, there are wonders around every bend in the mountainous road. You may see wildlife, a pioneer cabin, gorgeous vistas, a country church, a stream or waterfall — the beauty never ends. The Parkway is not for the hurried; it is for the expectant — those eager for new experiences and discovery.

And the same is true for the Christian life — if, that is, we take seriously the foundational biblical truth that our God is a guide through life. Even though we do not know what is around every bend in the road, God does. There are encounters, discoveries, people, events, opportunities, blessings, and challenges to be found. Instead of being shocked at a circumstance or event, we should look at our path through the lens of heaven. There is a time, season, and purpose for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). There is something to rejoice in, give thanks for, and pray about around every curve (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Today, trust that the Holy Spirit is guiding you into all truth. Live with eyes and arms open to embrace what you discover.

God is never taken by surprise.
John Blanchard


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