Sunday, January 18, 2009

Signposts ... Knowing God's will

When he was crossing the Irish Channel one dark starless night, Dr Meyer stood on the deck by the Captain and asked him, “How do you know Holyhead Harbour on so dark a night as this?”
He said, “You see those three lights? Those three must line up behind each other as one, and when we see them so united we know the exact position of the harbour’s mouth.”

When we want to know God’s will there are three things which always concur – the inward impulse, the Word of God and the trend of circumstances!

  • God in the heart, impelling you forward
  • God in the Book, corroborating whatever He says in the heart
  • And God in circumstances, which are indicative of His will


Stand still at the crossroads ready to walk or run, and you will not be kept waiting long.

When we’re not quite certain if we turn to left or right – isn’t it a blessing when a signpost looms in sight! If there were no signposts we should wander miles astray – in the wrong direction if we didn’t know the way – or if we rushed ahead before waiting to see them.

God has set His signposts on Life’s strange and winding road. When we’re blindly stumbling with the burden of our load – He will lead our footsteps through the pathway twist and bend – In some form He guides us, through the Book, a song, a friend ...

In the dark, uncertain hours, we need not be afraid – When we’re at the crossroads, and decisions must be made ... Though the track is unfamiliar, and the light is grey – rest assured, there’s bound to be a signpost on the way.

Let us be silent unto Him, and believe that, even now, messengers are hastening along the road with the summons, or direction or help which we need.

Patience Strong

1 comment:

  1. Let us walk along the way together for a while Trace. He is working in and through you and hear His work in you. Your voice testifies His work. You're asking deep questions. We all do when we've started to listen.