When we spend each day walking with the Lord... we experience the Lord....we learn to hear His voice...see His amazing love for us...one experience after the other...His provision...His protection...His direction....His open doors...His closed doors...He goes before us in everything....He provides answers for things we haven't even asked Him about yet!
All just as we walk along thru each day with Him..... Doesn't even matter then what kind of day it is any more...is it bright and sunny....rainy and cold...a blizzard...doesn't matter...'cause we are walking with Him through each day.
Now it didn't start out that way for me...after I first met the Lord, I thought every day would be just brilliant sunshine and 70 degrees...then it hit 100 degrees in my life...you could fry an egg on the pavement! There were clouds and there were storms and sometimes it got so dark you couldn't see a foot in front of you....but they all just drove me into His presence... looking for answers....
Ask me how I know this? I've spent most of the last 40 years staying busy for God.....instead of spending time just walking along with God. Eldredge addressed this recently,
The Philip variation would sound like....."put your shoes on people, don't you know you're in a battle...." that's why God tells us to put on all his armor in Ephesians 6..... and shoes are a very important part of the armor. This is a version I really like.
It had to do with....."Those 12 guys walked with Him…talked with Him….listened to Him as He taught them what to do….watched Him as He did what He taught them to do and then He sent them out to do the same things themselves….
Maybe we need to be discipled ….. so we can be sent out too?… so we can begin to do what He did too?"
The making of disciples requires a whole lot more than sitting 20 people in a room and talking to them...it takes a committment...an investment....it requires my time...energy...resources...one on one stuff...
Once we have listened to some words about how to do something....and followed up by being with someone...watching how they do what those words talked about doing...then it's time....it's time to get up on the old bike...push off... and try to ride it myself....
Does that happen to you? You know....like "talk to you tomorrow"...or "let's look at that tomorrow".. or "why don't we deal with that tomorrow."...?
And tomorrow never seems to ever quite get there. Story of my life.... :)
"I hear and I forget… I see and I remember …. I do and I understand."