A Sacred Journey

Did you know that there is a special journey for you to travel in life?

And dear friend, it is a sacred journey, for it is the journey you take to the heart of God and His amazing love.

Jesus has made this journey possible. He paid the price for your sins so you might know and live with God forever.

It is as plain and simple as that. He offers you the free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. And once you receive this free gift “by grace…through faith” (Ephesians 2:8), you are the recipient of every spiritual blessing and an eternal inheritance in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-12).

While you are on earth, you are walking by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). And so, you have been set free to know the Lord and experience His love. It is a journey of faith where you will grow in your intimate relationship with Him.

I believe that what happened in Exodus as God set His people free from the Egyptians is a great picture for us of how God sets us free and brings us to Himself.

We learn more in Deuteronomy 7:6-9 —

For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:6-9

In these verses you see that God sets His love on His people and chooses them by grace. He is faithful, loving and merciful.

Do you know His great love for you today? Do you realize how passionate He is for you?

Knowing God takes time — quiet time.

As you live in God’s Word, you see what is true. And while you go on this sacred journey, you are drawn more and more to the heart of God as you live in His Word and commune with Him. There is no time more important than this time alone with God.

Courthouse Butte is a butte just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, south of Sedona in Yavapai County. Summit elevation is 5,454 feet. It is just east of the often photographed Bell Rock. But I love this particular bend in the road as you approach Sedona, Arizona, northwest on Highway 179. You go around this wide curve, then suddenly, you see majestic Courthouse Butte and the red rock country in the far distance. Your heart beats just a little faster because you can’t wait to experience the beauty of this amazing place.

And that’s how it is for us on the sacred journey. When we sit with the Lord, our heart should beat just a bit faster, as we anticipate knowing Him and discovering His greatness and glory in a deeper way.

So today, dear friend, take the sacred journey to God’s heart and His amazing love. Every time you read God’s Word, look for everything you can learn about Him and then talk to Him about everything on your heart.

He loves you. He loves spending time with you.

So go today, on the sacred journey.

And to go deeper with God on this amazing journey, look for a new quiet time study written by me to be released by Quiet Time Ministries in the Fall, 2017 — One Holy Passion — A Sacred Journey In Exodus To God’s Amazing Love. The book of Exodus is a love story — a drama of epic proportions. If you want to feel good about your Christianity, this book is for you. A sacred journey, unrelenting suspense, unwavering faith, and God’s steadfast love. This book has it all. God draws you to Himself beyond the Red Sea to the Promised Land.

Dear Lord, Thank You for rescuing and redeeming us. Thank you for loving us. Reveal Yourself to us as we continue on this sacred journey with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
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  • Title: Jesus Is The Way
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  • Description: On the winding road through Oak Creek toward Sedona, Arizona, USA.
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  • Date Created: 05/10/13
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