Walking the Path with Jesus – Guest Post


My husband and I went on a 7-mile hike yesterday. It was one of those where you walk to a point, then turn around and walk back. I much prefer loop trails!!

As we were walking back toward the car, I was very aware of my surroundings. I noticed many things that I had not noticed on the walk out – a fence, a crazy looking tree, and a number of hills! I thought a few times – “Are we on the right path?”

Jason said to me at one point, as we approached an intersection in the trail – “Are you sure this is the right way, it doesn’t look like the way we came?” I was sure, but I looked on my “Map my Walk” app, which shows where you are, and we were on the right path.

Whatever path we are on, we are going to come across obstacles and unfamiliar territory; we might become disoriented and confused; even feel like we are lost. On that path, we may see alternate routes that try to sway our minds into believing that they might be better. When we doubt the path we are on, we are in danger of turning another direction, and become completely lost.

When the road ahead seems uncertain, what is your response? Do you turn down the next available alternative to the path on which you are traveling? Do you trust in the way ahead? Do you take out an “app” to check where you are? We have an “app” called the Bible! It’s the Word of God that we can go to – and it shows us Jesus, who said:

 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 ESV

When we look to Him as our guide we can:

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

When we are unsure of the way ahead, and it does not seem clear ~ we can come to the Father and:

“Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 NLT

I would like to thank Sarah Travis for guesting posting on the blog today. It is a joy to have her share her writing. Be sure to show your appreciation to her.

God’s Timing – Guest Post

We have a special treat, Sarah Travis, is back with us on Friend Friday. I know that you will love what she has to share with you.

James 1v5

In October, I felt like Paul on the road to Damascus when he was blinded and told to GO…(Acts 9:6)! The big difference being that I was already saved! Jason and I had been praying about our future, and felt God saying very strongly that we were to quit our life in Washington, D.C., head to his hometown of Knoxville, T.N., and then on to my parent’s home in Scotland for a 5 month sabbatical. This is as far as we could see, I felt blinded, not knowing what His plans were for our future.

One thing was clear ~ our future was not in D.C. I remember lying in bed in Knoxville one morning, as our time to leave for Scotland drew ever closer. I hear God whisper to me: “This sabbatical is NOT a time to reinvent yourself; it is a time to REMEMBER who you are.” This is the most audible I have ever heard the voice of the Lord speak to me. I knew our future was, in part, something that He had already shown us in the past.

We went…we sacrificed our time as an offering to God…asked for wisdom…and WAITED! Continue reading

Start Walking – Guest Post

I’m delighted to have Sarah Travis guest posting today. We met through Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies. Be certain to show her your appreciation today.

Feet to prayer
Putting feet to your prayer” is a phrase my husband Jason heard from our Pastor Mark Hammond. I recently shared this phrase with a friend, and she asked what it meant…for me it is having a attitude of taking action:

“and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesians. 6:15

If there is something you are praying about, that you feel God is leading you to ~ then He calls you to act on it.

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17

While we were praying for job for myself during our time living in Washington D.C., we were at a church meeting, and Jason felt prompted, during the breakout group session, to share our prayer request. He had been prompted the previous week, and felt convicted having not said anything. He actually wrestled with God about it, not seeing the point. However, he shared. Immediately after the “Amen”, a man in the group came up and spoke to Jason…it led to me having a job! We had been praying, and we put “feet to our prayer” by sharing our needs with that group.

We are currently praying about our future plans. We believe God has spoken to us about where He wants us to go ~ now we have put “feet to that prayer” by sending an application.

Putting “feet to your prayer” is also having a “make it happen” attitude! It is creating new avenues through which God can work. For example, I had plans to attend a Christian event with a friend, who had to cancel due to sickness. I was left with a choice of attending alone, or staying home. It was a 4 hour drive, and I was very nervous about attending alone as my friend was the one who had made arrangements for us; but I also really wanted to be there! I felt God whisper in my ear: “What is your purpose for going ~ to hang out with your friend, or to worship me?” I went! This led to me meeting some of the most incredible women, and developing friendships that God has worked in and through.

“…Those who honor me I will honor…” 1 Samuel 2:30

God can open doors, but we have to take action to walk through those doors to discover what He has for us beyond that door, and beyond our imagination! Sometimes the door will be closed, but God might have unlocked it ready for us to get up and take hold of the handle!

Is there something that you want to do? Do you feel the Holy Spirit prompting you to pray for something, or take action? Are you trying the handle on any doors that lie before you? I encourage you to step out in faith, and put “feet to your prayers” today.