At my retirement celebration on December 28, one of the wonderful ladies of the church brought a cake. It had 11 candles gathered in one corner representing my 11 years with The Way Middleton. Close by was a 12th candle all by itself. That was to represent the new path my life is to take.
So, what do we do whenever we are standing and waiting on God to show us the next path? I sense God is calling me to deepen my faith and strengthen my relationship with Him as I wait for the that path.
I wish I could find an “Easy How-to-Guide to Deepen Your Faith.” Perhaps one that has five or ten easy steps and guarantees “Do these steps in order and increase your faith in 30-days!” Unfortunately, God, faith, my own heart, and my relationship with Him doesn’t quite work that way.
I do know that one of the first “steps” to deepening my faith means being humble enough to believe that God knows so much more than I do. He is God, I am not. He alone can teach me about myself and about Him.
I also know that it is more than just reading my Bible or studying more. It is more than intellectual, it requires application, prayer, time, and a desire to be led (that’s where the humility comes in).
I will admit I have no idea where I am going with all this but stay tuned. I will keep you updated (smile!). I think this will be an exciting and extremely challenging journey.
(Isaiah 55:9: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”)