I have been doing a Bible study on the book “Life with a capital L” from Matt Heard (GMM Speaker of 2016) and the 9th chapter was about Illumination. This is about how the Bible is our light and through it we can experience LIFE. One of the quotes in Chapter 9 is:
“The power of the Bible is that it leads me not to all the answers but into a relationship with the resurrected Christ who promises to walk with me in whatever difficult and dark terrain I might encounter.”
So this has me looking at the Bible in a new way. So now when I read the scripture or hear it being read – I want to try and imagine that I am there. So today when Pastor Shaun was reading from Luke 22 there was a section of the scripture that I did this with.
Luke 22: 8 > 13 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.” They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
So now my thoughts went to: What if I am walking with Jesus as the disciples were and he instructed me to do this – “would I go”? I would hope that I would do just as the disciples did.
I have to believe that we can experience the same today as did the Disciples who were walking with Jesus. Jesus may not be talking directly to us, but He does instruct us in different ways – I just have to be alert to those callings. Then the question comes: “When I know what Jesus is asking of me, am I being obedient to His calling?” I have learned that I need to trust and have faith that He will do the same for me as he did with His disciples.
So what is Jesus asking you to do?
Can you visualize Him right next to you?
Are you being Obedient and Trusting in HIM?