“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Go There!

 by Macy Johnson

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,

he is a new creation,

the old has gone, the new has come!”

(2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)


On an episode of Heartland on Netflix, Amy gently guided a potential police horse through obstacles on the training ground. The skittish horse bucked and whinnied, but Amy’s persistence paid off.


There is a feeling of joy and freedom that comes when I try something new and succeed. I recently volunteered at an Expo at the nearby Del Webb community. Nervous about driving to a new place, I asked God to give me a calm peace and help me to trust Him to navigate me through the new experience. It was smooth sailing!


Even though I was an accountant for a life insurance company for many years, the ins and outs of medical insurance always left me uneasy. My mind closed up at the thought of grasping it. So, I gave my husband access to my online Medicare account and breathed a sigh of relief as I allowed Jeff to monitor it for me.


The Holy Spirit gives me courage to tackle little demons that haunt my mind and tell me I cannot do something. They shout “don’t go there!” The Bible tells me I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength I need (Philippians 4:13).


I could spend hours watching YouTube videos, reading “how to” manuals, or climbing new mountains, but the best way to spend time I have been given is to quietly commune with my Savior. He always encourages me to “go there!”


“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

(Proverbs 9:10 NIV)


I will not be afraid of life, but focus on Jesus and follow Him wherever He leads me today. I hope you will, too!

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