My friend Yancey lived a rich and faithful life that from our side of eternity feels like it was cut short. At age 17 he joined the Alabama National Guard. He fulfilled two deployments to Iraq during “Operation Enduring Freedom.”
In 2003 from the outskirts of Mosul, Yancey wrote his wife, Terrie. He talked about how sweet the people were and about making friends with them. He talked about his own spiritual growth in that foreign land. With no road maps or way of knowing which direction enemy troops might be he talked of how he decided how to go. He wrote, “I say a prayer, ask God for direction, pick a direction and go.”
Isn’t that what we have to do at times in our lives? We may not have physical bombs placed in our path or snipers along the way we are in a spiritual war. What do we do - we read the Word, seek input from others, learn from past experiences BUT often you’ll just need to “say a prayer, ask God for direction, pick a direction and go.”
There is much we can know about what is expected of our lives in Christ but there is even more about living the Christian life that is not in the concrete. In times like that “say a prayer, ask God for direction, pick a direction and go.”
There are so many things beyond our control - our children’s decisions, national security, the stock market - about those things “say a prayer, ask God for direction, pick a direction and go.”
I challenge you to act - pick a direction - and GO. Go live for boldly and courageously for Christ. Go tell a friend of the Good News of Salvation. Go encourage another. Go do what you were made to do - we are “created in Christ Jesus to love and good works.”
Say a prayer, ask God for direction, pick a direction and go.
May God bless you.