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How Can I Find My Own Star?

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Follow the star
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.

 

Gracious 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,
Amen

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!

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  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    Praise God he doesn’t make it difficult to find Him.

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Amen. Thank you, TC! God bless you!

  • prayernotesbycynthia

    I found you through A Holy Experience website. You are right! Our star is right there, waiting for us to take it and do the will of God…to run with it and spread its light for all to see. I’ve reached an age that I grab all of my stars. He gives us soooo many…we must take as many as we can and do what we must, in the time we are given. Many blessings to you!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Great to meet you, Cynthia! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and love for God. May God bless you richly!

  • Mary Schieferstein

    You’re so very right – it’s easy to get caught up with trying to discern God’s will when He’s already told us so much of it right out! And all the things He doesn’t tell us, He always reveals in His perfect timing (although I suspect I’m not the only one who often tries to convince Him that my timing is better). Thank you so much for this reminder!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you, Mary, for sharing your thoughts! Trusting does not come easy, that’s for sure. Abundant blessings to you as you follow God’s leading!

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