The Current

The Current

In Pursuing God’s Will Together, Ruth Haley Barton notes the following about discerning God’s will as a way of life…

“Cultivating the habit of discernment means we are always seeking the movement of God’s Spirit so we can abandon ourselves to it. Sometimes abandoning ourselves to the will of God is like floating down a river: we relax and allow the current of the river to carry us along. At other times it is more like trying to run the rapids or ride a large wave: we must keep our body and mind attuned to the dynamic of the water, so we ride it to its destination rather than being toppled by its force. Either way, we do not set the direction or the speed of the current; rather, we seek the best way to let the current carry us in the direction God has for us.”

Dear, dear fellow shepherd leader, are you seeking the movement of the Spirit in your life today or fighting it with all you have in you?