I have been listening to some vintage Christian music the past few days. It’s been a very encouraging experience to listen to some tunes that are over 20 years old. So much of the music I listened to then really shaped my young Christian life. Petra, Whiteheart, Russ Taff, Stryper, Jerusalem, and U2… they each have had their place in leaving a mark on my spiritual life.
This morning I was driving to the Men’s Journey Group I attend. While driving I was listening to Russ Taff’s, “Medals” CD. I will write more about that one later. It was a very moving experience. Tonight a song by Petra called “Not by Sight” has been running through my head.
God is speaking to me right now with this theme on faith. I can’t tell you how many times Hebrews 11 and 12 have surfaced over the past month or so. This morning in our Journey Group some of our talk was on this. In my pastor’s Partnership Class, my pastor mentioned Genesis 12 and Abraham’s call to move… a huge act of faith… which is also referenced in Hebrews 11.
Today I turn the page in Oswald Chambers devotional and Hebrews 11:8 is there to greet me, “He went out not knowing where he was going.” (In reference to Abraham). I’ve pasted a portion of the devotional:
Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led. But it does mean loving and knowing the One who is leading. It is literally a life of faith, not of understanding and reason—a life of knowing Him who calls us to go. Faith is rooted in the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest traps we fall into is the belief that if we have faith, God will surely lead us to success in the world.
At this time in my life, I’m not sure where I am heading… but I do know I am heading in the right direction. God has restored a lot in my life. The stirring in my soul is difficult… yet I know it isn’t being stirred without a real purpose. I’m excited about it all.