O Captain, My Captain!
…The Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought. Romans 8:26, NRSV
If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Galatians 5:25, NRSV
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8, NRSV
Jesus’ will for His children is like a river. It flows toward and through the desires and plans He has for us. If we throw ourselves into that river, we will be carried toward His designed destination for our lives. We might float toward shore occasionally and get tangled in the weeds of sin, or get hung up by an outcropping branch of enticing worldly temptations—but He will guide us in His ever-flowing stream.
We cannot know all Jesus knows about our faith journey, so it is best to rest back in the buoyant river of His will and be carried by Him.
FAITH STEP: Pray that Jesus’ will be done in your life, whatever that may be. Cast your lot with Him and relax into the soothing waters of His guidance. Ask Him to navigate your life from now on. Check in with your Captain often and take His direction.
Contributed by Judy Baer