The Compass post needed a follow up.
I hope you know enough about me that I didn’t want my words in that post to come across as quaint or self-assured. You know me. I’m sorry if they did. The thing is, YES, God has always been a part of my life. And, YES, I do believe that reading the Bible and praying are the spiritual COMPASS leading me through the wilderness of my life.
Even though I have the relationship with God to guide me; I can get wigged out when life gets crazy. I know and love and trust God but will white-knuckle the compass WHILE trying to follow the lead.
And that’s ok.
Here’s the other thing. I’m able to hold the metaphorical compass, to look to it, to trust it because of another survival tool – COMMUNITY.
I have an army. I don’t know why or how or why but I have an army. They are beasts. You are beasts. You all are warriors. You relentless, beautiful, faithful, loving, honest people. Without you, I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am. You, in all the ways, show me how much God loves me. I hope to do the same for you.
COMPASS + COMMUNITY
This Corona “wilderness” is unexpected, unprecedented and unnerving. Now’s the time to rely on our survival tools.
Look for God. Ask God to be your Compass. You ask. He will show. That is just how He rolls. Seek Him with your whole heart and you’ll find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
Ask God for good people to build up your circle. Pray to be a “beast” in your community. You probably already are.
The Coronavirus is giving us all a freaky unique situation where we’re all brought to the same level, same speed, same time.
We will make it out together.
Now is the time to find your Compass – God’s just waiting for you.
Now is the time to find your Community – You are loved and so needed.