Love Does 23

Saturday, May 23
Chapter 23: Friends, Welcome Home
(pg 151)

Quote of the Day:

“When I don’t know the answer to where I am or what God wants me to be doing, which is often, I try to get a bearing on at least a couple of fixed points that I can trust. One is Jesus. I know it sounds like a canned Sunday school answer, and I tend not to like those, but it’s true. I take a bearing off what I know about Jesus. But it’s a Jesus who isn’t encumbered by religion, denomination, and cultural overlays. I look at what He had to say about where I am and then I draw a line from Jesus to me.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 155

Scripture Reference:

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Putting Love into Action:

Bob talked about a group of people in his life – kind of like a cabinet. People with areas of wisdom and experience that he uses to bounce ideas off of and get input. Do you have a cabinet group in your life? Jot down the names of people that God has placed in your life with wisdom and experience. Start reaching out to those people for input when you’re struggling with a particular decision.

Question/Discussion:

Has there been a time when you made a midcourse correction in your journey? Did you leave behind the almanacs and end up pointing in the general direction leading to God?

Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!

~Starr

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3 thoughts on “Love Does 23

  1. When I think about this question, I think it sums up how I live my life most of the time. I’m such a spontaneous soul – not one for reading directions and figuring out the details, I just GO and DO! On the other hand, I struggle with overlooking details that are sometimes needed – and that’s why I have Brian, ha! One of the examples in my life of taking midcourse corrections would have to be my relationships in dating when I was younger. Goodness gracious. I got myself into some doozies. I’ll spare you all the details, but I dated some people that I had NO BUSINESS dating. There were times that I realized midcourse that this wasn’t what I needed in my life and I had to find Jesus and go in the opposite direction leading to him. I’m thankful for people in my life during these times. There were people that spoke hope and encouragement to me – even though I thought my world was falling apart. I made some major mistakes during those years and I’m so thankful for God’s grace and forgiveness and for guiding me to the path He had for me all along.

    On a less serious note – Brian and I ALWAYS seem to need midcourse corrections when we travel to new places. Me being the spontaneous and crazy one, we end up NO WHERE near where we think we’re going, but there’s always a laugh and story to tell. Most of the time it ends up with us finding ourselves in the ghetto of whatever town we’re traveling to, no joke! Or we end up following the lady on our GPS and she instructs us to turn left – which is a dirt track path straight up a mountain. Ha! It’s provided great entertainment over the years and some how we always end up back on track. Those memories are some of my favorites that we have!

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  2. My change in direction was similar to yours, Starr. I dated a boy in high school for a short time and I knew we had very different faiths. I took advantage of a move away to break it off. He even surprised me with a visit to see me at my aunt and uncle’s house. I sent him packing. My uncle thought I was rude but I knew nothing good would ever come of that relationship. I told him good bye and drove off with the boy I would eventually marry. I’m sure he got over it!

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