This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Romans 12:2 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about what it means to stay in the center of God’s will.
A short time ago, I heard a woman being interviewed about her experience mentoring kids. She had started an after-school program for kids living in some of Chicago’s at-risk neighborhoods, and she was explaining her work to one of the interviewers.
One of the topics the interviewers touched on was whether or not she was sometimes afraid to go into these dangerous neighborhoods. However, she answered that she knew, deep in her heart, that God called her to the work, and her work was God’s will for her life.
She told the interviewers that as long as she stayed in the center of His will, she felt safe and protected.
I am also reminded on this Good Friday about how Christ faced being in God’s will, even with some of the most difficult challenges. For example, he was on a journey with the disciples, and they were trying to encourage him to eat.
However, he let them know that he had food they didn’t know about. He told them that his nourishment came from doing the will of God, and from finishing God’s work.
It is clear that God will sometimes put us in circumstances that are not always easy because accomplishing His will is not always easy. Yet the call is upon us to do His work and to finish His work.
So on this Friday, let’s celebrate and be grateful that Christ finished his assignment, and be inspired by these words: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Romans 12:2 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, allow your mind and heart to stay in the center of God’s will, despite how difficult it sometimes may be.