Have you ever envied the wise men? I have. Sometimes discerning God’s will is not that easy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a huge sign on the sky declaring heavenly guidance “This Way!” Having your own star would be helpful, don’t you think?
Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!
They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh. (Matthew 2:9-11, MSG, emphasis added)
That’s what I want. I want to experience being in the right place and at the right time. I want to walk in God’s ways. I want to do God’s will. I want to worship him and present gifts. How can I find my own star?
It’s easier than we think.
It has already been given to all of us.
Just too often we over look it.
Our star is the Word of God. Both Jesus himself and the scriptures. Both point us towards heaven.
In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God. (John 1:1, CEB)
The Word became flesh
and made his home among us.
We have seen his glory,
glory like that of a father’s only son,
full of grace and truth.
(John 1:14, CEB)
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life as the gospel of John declares to us. The whole Bible is amazing. It is not called the Living Word for nothing. God still speaks through it.
We have everything we need to find our way in this world when we prayerfully read the Word of God. We are not supposed to know everything beforehand. God will always be mysterious. But when we walk with God, we can rest assured that we will be at the right place at the right time. When we live in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we will be right in the will of God.
Thank you that you’ve given us a star to follow.
Thank you for Jesus and the Bible.
Enable us to hear your voice.
Guide us clearly for your glory.
Put us at the right place at the right time.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Have you ever wished to have your own star to follow? How do you know what’s God’s will for you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you follow Jesus wherever he leads you!