I’m reading Mark Batterson’s book Wild Goose Chase. It’s a few years old but if you have not read it yet, I recommend it. Early on in the book he discusses the idea that when we live our lives led by God’s Spirit, we won’t find Him taking shortcuts. “He loves leading us down the scenic route because that is where we learn our most valuable lessons.”
Can I hear an Amen?!
Although, I had never read anything by this author prior to naming my blog, this has been my experience as well. Hence the name, The Scenic Route.
I woke up this morning with three words on my heart, “armloads of life.” This isn’t an original thought but scripture I quoted several months ago in a blog post I wrote about the rewards of seeking wisdom.
the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.
You can find me on Righteous Road—that’s where I walk—
at the intersection of Justice Avenue,
Handing out life to those who love me,
filling their arms with life—armloads of life! “(Proverbs 8: 19-21 Message)
As I read this book, I am reminded on how often in life we underestimate the power of the God’s Spirit working through us. Believers have access to His strength and power and guidance every moment of every day. I want to take hold of these benefits and live them out in my life!
What about you?
let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
(Galatians 5:25 NLT)