GOOD NEWS FOR THE JOURNEY
John 14:18-21 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”
The Great Exchange/Leadership Connection
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
Hearing and having Your Commands is not enough. I have them memorized. I don’t doubt their legitimacy. Do I have them in my heart? And do I live them? This is the only response that proves my love for You. I want to make sure that I’m in on this love affair started by and powered by the Father and the Son. I want to be all in, I want there to be a close Family resemblance.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
I have been hesitating to speak the truth – in love – to someone. Brushing them off has been much easier than having an honest conversation because I expected it to go badly. But, by avoiding them, I was giving in to my fears and rationalizing my reluctance. So, I’ve made the call and will show up for this loving confrontation. I desperately need supernatural wisdom so that my concern may be redemptively expressed and received.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Live in me, Lord. Let Your Love move through me. Let Your Love become the open invitation to all the other long-lost orphans looking for their real Father.