Christian Living
God's Scouts
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jan 8, 2020

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As the voice of the Holy Spirit calls us to do courageous things for the Kingdom of God, we sometimes wonder if we are really hearing His voice. We may shy away from walking down a certain path in faith and boldness for fear of ruining God's reputation when, in fact, it is His glory that rests at the end of the road.

My Devotional

More than trail blazers, God is looking for trail scouts—people who are willing to head down the paths God has already cleared for them.

Paul found God's grace in the unlikeliest of places—on a dusty road to Damascus. Yet, he was more than simply arrested by God's splendor and glory. In a matter of days, as Paul regained his vision, he saw God's vision for his life. Basking in the glow of God's glorious grace, Paul found himself venturing into something that, less than a week before, no one would have thought possible.

More than trail blazers, God is looking for trail scouts—people who are willing to head down the paths God has already cleared for them. Whenever God asks us to do something that seems impossible, He does not expect us to do it in our might; He does not ask us to make it happen. He asks us to participate in a small portion of His plan of grace for mankind.

As believers whom God has captured with His love, we must be willing to obey the voice of the Holy Spirit, no matter how impossible the situation seems. Even if His leading seems to be taking us down an improbable path, we know we can count on Him because He has already prepared the way. Every heart that needs prodding, every mind that needs changing, every eye that needs opening—they all have been touched by God. All we have to do is obey and watch His grace unfold before our eyes.

Prayer: Lord, whenever life seems impossible, please give me the strength to trust You and the faith to go forward. Give me boldness to follow You wherever You lead. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

". . . for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith" (1 John 5:4).