“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.”
“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.”
“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.”