It takes faith to follow

A few weekends ago, I went to Ellerbe, NC for a two-day conference.  The trip there was enjoyable and refreshing, until the turn-by-turn navigational instructions failed.  The voice prompt kept saying, “You’re in an area where turn-by-turn directions cannot be provided.  Please proceed to the highlighted route.”  Imagine how nervous I was – we were in the middle of nowhere, with no exits in sight.  At this point, my faith in the navigation map had to supersede my fear of the unknown.

More often than not, life transports us to an intersection where faith must kick in, and that’s where we find Ittai in today’s recharge.  Prior to the passage cited above, King David had planned an escape from his son Absalom’s pending revolt.  Ittai and his people decided to follow him, but King David, recognizing the danger and uncertainty ahead, advised them to stay.  But Ittai refused; he trusted that following David would end favorably.

Our journey with Christ also requires faith.  We will encounter uncertainties and unforeseen (unrequested) dangers, but with faith, we can follow HIM to glory.  Plus, we have an irrevocable, undeniable assurance, “for God has said, “I will never fail you.  I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5, New Living Translation).

Walk confidently, wherever HE leads you …