While living in the Andes Mountains our family would often camp just below the snow line on Cotopoxi, an Ecuadorian volcanic mountain of over 19,000 feet. The air was thin and there was no artificial light anywhere in sight, so the nights were ink black. It is difficult and perilous to walk on steep, uneven ground shrouded in the black of night, but this is how it often feels in this world for the person trudging the “narrow way”. Natural abilities and brainpower are incapable of safely navigating us through spiritual darkness. Thankfully, we are never alone in this journey. Father of Light, I would fall into the abyss were it not for your tender care and guiding hand. Shine upon my stumbling steps. True Light of My Eyes and Heart, guide me to Your perfect will.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,”Acts 1:8 ESV. Most people would like to make an impact on the world around them, but it seems so overwhelming. Is it really? An avalanche begins with the movement of one single object; your next move may be the ignition point of something amazing. Inspired ideas launched by passionate commitment and followed by steady advances can change the trajectory of your entire future. I’ve had the privilege of being around quite a few world changers over a lifetime. Some are truly natural stars, but frankly, most are amazingly ordinary; it is their stubborn relentlessness to make something special happen that is the difference. Jesus’ disciples were simple men and women that changed their world. His true disciples still are. Lord, in Your Mercy, move my heart that I may be used to move others.