Guide or Command

I have often said that we have felt God leading us to our land in Nebraska.  The other day when I spoke with Chris, he left me some verses that he said might help me — they had to do with obeying God.  It makes me wonder, now,  whether we are being guided or led to the land in Nebraska or if we have been commanded to go to Nebraska.  And is there a difference?  The former would be like a string of breadcrumbs leading us to the land — we can follow or not at our own will, but following obviously means we get to a place where God wants us.  The latter would mean that to fail to follow God’s command would be hazardous to our communion.  Or maybe this is all semantics.   I’m sorry to have wasted your time with this post, but I guess I realize now that either way, to follow God’s lead is to reap the rewards he has planned for us, but to ignore his guidance would be detrimental to the fellowship we cherish and desire.

One of the things I like about blogging is that I can sit down and type out my thoughts.  Typing out my thoughts forces me to think through issues or questions in a (hopefully) logical fashion.  I also like that I can post my thoughts and get feedback from someone who visits.

God Bless!

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3 responses to “Guide or Command

  1. I don’t think this post was a waste of time 🙂 My struggle is discerning God’s will from mine. I think this farm has been God’s will for me, but it’s also something that I’ve wanted so badly that I sometimes wonder if it’s only me wishing it to be God’s will as well. I pray a lot about it, and just try to take time to be still and listen. Good luck with your move!

  2. Thank you for your input. I have enjoyed reading your blog — it is an inspiration to me. We look forward to enjoying the farm as well and there are times when I worry that this is my will more than God’s will, but then I remember the way I feel like He led us here and I remember the challenges we have had growing things in the past, and I think that there is no way that human reason has brought me to this point.

  3. Brigitte Johnston

    I enjoy reading your blog. I live in Nemaha County, Nebraska. Happened upon your site while googling Nemaha County, and saw your post regarding your visit with the judge here. I’m bookmarking your blog and will be revisiting it. Brigitte

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