How easy it is today to put God on the back burner, to allow other important and good things to put God in second place. Guard against becoming a lukewarm Christian.
We were in New York City when I lost sight of him. My husband The only one who knew the way through the crowded streets. The only who knew how to get where we were going. He was only my boyfriend at the time–and you’d think as in crazy love as I was with him–I would have kept an eye on him. But I didn’t.
What are the things that God has been nudging you to take care of? Are you in the place He made for you, doing the things He meant for you to do? Are you distracted by all of the other tasks in life or are you being faithful to the instruction He has given you?
While we all come to God through Jesus Christ alone, we relate to Him in very different ways. In Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Pathways (Zondervan), Thomas explains that God created each of us with a particular spiritual temperament, our own unique way of relating to Him. Identifying and embracing our individual pathway helps us draw nearer to God and worship Him in greater freedom and joy.
Whether I taught children in South America, the military in Asia or college students in the Middle East, everyone loved and respected me. Parents brought me gifts, students carried my text books to class, and office clerks brought me sweets and glasses of piping hot tea. I never doubted my abilities or worth and felt well-regarded—certainly honored to call myself a teacher....