Follow the Leader

So it has been a while since I last posted. There are a few reasons for that. I just finished a big project that consumed pretty much all of my time. I am excited to share that with you soon but not today. I have also been re-thinking the blog. What I want it to be. I still want it to be honest, raw, and a place to start discussion. I love that people have been responding to post and I’m grateful people even read it.

I don’t post often because I wait for big things to post. I want to post the small things though. I want to look back at the scriptures that inspired me, the songs that moved me, and the quotes that stuck with me and remember how God used them to reveal His character, move my heart, and bring me to redemption. So if that is the kind of journey you want to join me on then welcome. If not, well then I have some friends who write great stuff and I can refer you to them.

Also my roommates and I don’t have the Internet at our house. Another reason I don’t post a ton. We are amish. We are morally against the Internet. Or we don’t want to be distracted from community. At any rate forgive me as I will often update from my IPhone and my already horrible spelling and grammar skills will be even more horrible.

So as a new start to an old blog today I want to post about God’s character, and how He leads us. There is a song on Jimmy Needhams newest album called “Stay“. The first verse says…

“You lead me like the dawning of the day. You lead me like April leads into May. You lead me like the stone you rolled away.”

The thing I love about that verse is that it reveals to us that it’s in God’s natural tendency to lead us. The dawning of the day naturally happens. April naturally leads into May. The rolling away of the stone was a natural response to a powerful God that loves His people so much that death couldn’t contain Him. These things all happen because they respond to what God already set into motion. We as people do nothing to cause them to happen.

In the same way I believe it is God’s character to lead us. There is nothing you or I can do to cause Him to lead us. We can’t create it or muster it. He leads us, because of things He set into motion, and an unconditional love for us. We can chose to respond to Him or not. We can trust and follow Him, or chose our own way, but regardless of our choices, He is leading. For those who seek Him, He leads us even with out us noticing, or getting the journey perfectly right, BECAUSE it is in His character to lead us out of His grace filled unconditional love. How sweet is that?

So what about you?
Is it hard to follow God’s leading?
When was God leading you with out you noticing?
How can I pray for you as God is leading you in this season?

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7 comments

  1. Triple g · July 16, 2012

    Just subscribing

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  2. brenda · July 16, 2012

    I am proud of u…. Wise girl!!!!!

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  3. Catie · July 16, 2012

    I love this. That it’s His natural tendency to lead. God let me hear only your voice and give me the courage to follow, fearlessly. I want it to become my natural tendency to follow Him. I love when you share your heart Mindy. The more, the better. Bring it on sister!

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  4. VC · July 17, 2012

    this immediately makes me think of john 10:2-4; The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. … Heck yes he leads us!!!! I am thankful for it, too. Thanks for posting dear friend! I love you!

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  5. Jennifer · July 18, 2012

    Even though I’m often dubbed the weird one , that odd girl John married ,and I live my entire life on the fringes looking in , I hestiate to allow God to lead me for fear of being labled ‘strange’. When in reality , I’m already that person , by denying who I am naturally and ignoring God’s leading ways I find I’m even more off balance than if I’d just said , “LEAD ME” and gone willingly and happily. Thanks for putting your thoughts/blogs out there for us to read. It’s very inspiring.

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    • Mindy · July 21, 2012

      Girl! Don’t deny! Walk boldy in who He made you to be!

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