“I’m willing to leave the familiar, I’m will to leave what I know if you go with me. I’m willing to go where you lead me, I’m willing to do what you say, if you stay with me. Crossing over, leaving all I know behind, crossing over and not knowing what I’ll find. Crossing over leaving all I know behind, crossing over knowing it’s You I’ll find.”
-Kathi Wilson, From the Nothing Will I Withhold CD
Sometimes it is easier to be in bondage in the familiar than to be free in unknown places.
God is like the wind. He goes where He pleases, and no one knows where He is going, but His people follow. When the Israelites were rescued from slavery and led out of Egypt by a cloud and fire, they thanked God one minute for His power and complained the next that He took them from filled bellies and “security.” Even though they saw the glory of the Lord, they still turned their hearts back to their oppressors. And don’t I do the same.
To follow the Spirit is to have faith; it is to let the wind of God set our course.
“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5
From the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
Q4: What is God?
A4: God is a Spirit (Luke 24:39, John 4:24), infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
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