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Following God’s Plan!

“Whoever drinks of the water that I give her/him will never be thirsty again.” (Jn.4)

The Spiritual Call is all about God’s Divine Timing; growing where one is planted and preparing for the next leg of the journey.

In the Gospel of John, Chapter 4, Jesus meets the “Woman at the Well.”

There are key points in relation to the encounter between Jesus and the Samarian woman:

First, Jesus asks for a drink; totally out of context for that era. The woman is taken off guard and Jesus responds, “If you knew the ‘Gift of God’ and who it is who says to you; ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

Jesus speaks to ‘Jody’ (I always felt she should have a name) about her life and truth is revealed. She did not cower away, but accepted the invitation and drew closer to the Light. We have to be prepared to answer God’s call when he draws near.

Jesus describes of that which is to come; not being defined by whether one belongs to a church community or meets God online or in the moment.

How and where we worship or commune with God is anywhere we are called to be “his hands and feet.”

Freedom is leaving it all behind; not looking back to what was, but embracing what is; in search of the Spirit and Truth, “Believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship God.”

“Those who follow God, do so in Spirit and Truth.”(Jn.4)

 

Following the Call

“My job is to obey the will of the one who sent me and to finish the work he gave me to do.”

Jesus talks a lot about “the work, God’s work.” When the disciples asked him about having a bite to eat, his response was, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” We are now entering a new season.

Tomorrow, there will be a heavenly and earthly shift; some seen by the human eye and the rest experienced in the spiritual. It is time, Four more months and then the harvest. But I tell you, take a good look at the fields; the crops are now ripe and ready to be harvested!

What are you being called to do?

This morning during my special time of prayer, I heard these words, “Little Tree, Little Tree, go out and represent me”; a final line to a series of writings that will be published later.

I step into this new season with refined tasks; allowing me the flexibility to continue to follow the call and be with clarity and purpose.

St. Therese writes: “He guides and inspires me every month of the day. Just when I need it, a new light shines on my problems. This happens not so much during my hours of prayer, as when I’m busy with my daily work.”

This has always been true for me. In prayer, I ask. In the work or should I say in his work, I receive the inspiration, direction or answer on how to proceed.

“We are transported to another level of consciousness and fit perfectly into a mold that God crafted from our time of birth; filling us with liquid love and moving one into a new m ode of being.”*

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 71

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