Quotes about Journey, Transition and Adventure in Christ

To follow Jesus is not to demand road signs but to respond to the voice of the Spirit along the way. When we do that, we discover that life is not a blueprint but a blue sky of possibility – filled not only with order and ordinances but also with over-the-rainbow potential. When we embrace the wings of the Spirit, we can soar to unlimited heights. When we try to capture or tie those wings down and paste them into our rulebooks and strategic planners, all we get are dead butterflies in a glass.

These quotes are  from “I Am a Follower: The Way, Truth and Life of Following Jesus” by Leonard Sweet.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

“Church culture has fashioned an addiction to safety and security. If we cannot plot a future path with visible surety, then we cannot imagine God would call us or lead us down it. But the way of the cross is one of trust, and it is trust that leads us to obedience in following the Master wherever He leads.”

Embrace the Mystery“Travel with Jesus. Journey on. You don’t get the answers before the questions. You get the answers, or you learn to live with the questions as you go with Jesus.”

“To journey with Jesus is to be in forward motion.”

“Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown?
Will you let my name be known?
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?”
John L. Bell: “The Summons”

“The true meaning of any person’s life story is not found in the destinations but in the transitions.”

“Faith is the acceptance of an invitation to join Jesus on His journey and to live life in the mystery of God made flesh.”

Debra 2In Christ,
Debra

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4 thoughts on “Quotes about Journey, Transition and Adventure in Christ

  1. So many times in our lives when feel that we see only wall in front of us, we ask for God to show us “road signs” so that we can see the way to go. Are we to climb over the wall? Are we to walk through the wall? Are we to walk along the wall to find the opening God wants us to walk through? I agree, Candidkay, it is hard at times not to demand road signs. We do this because we want to know in accordance to our timing. Yet, the way to the cross is one of trust so we must trust that God will show us the way in His timing.

    • And you were with me in Finland. The first step was the hardest and it all boils down to trust not perfection. I believe Joyce Meyer says “Do it afraid, but do it.” I love that, lots of grace in that statement.

    • Haha – that is truth! Perhaps that is why, in 2002, I felt Holy Spirit whisper “Go to Finland.” No road signs, nothing but I hopped on a plane, shaking but trusting. No road signs except His voice. One step at a time. Without Him, I could not have done it. End result – visa, lived there in 3 different apartments, ministered, met people – ALL from one act of obedience. i would like to say that I am strong and can conquer BUT I am still moving in childlike faith to this day……….

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