I lamented recently with a dear friend my current struggle with my mission--what God wants me to be doing. It is not only difficult--it is almost excruciating for me to sit and wait--to be idle in the moment. Driven might be an apt description of my personality. A day spent with no purpose of mission--no service--a quiet day of reflection leaves me with ants in my pants and almost visibly twitching. My foot is popping back and forth and my entire leg is shaking with pent up energy and no where to focus it.
Today's devotional addresses Paul's voyage to Rome. When we read through Acts, we are cognizant of how God takes care of Paul in this journey, but all Paul is recording is the journey---a travel log. Paul was following in obedience--totally unaware of the eternal consequences of his actions. He got on the boat---
I was reminded listening to the devotional-- everyday---I wake up loved and go to sleep loved. God does not need my busyness--He is a POWERFUL God. He allows me to serve Him at times, but the bottom line is He does not need any of us to accomplish His will. What I have accomplished in my waking hours is not what is important--the only thing of significance is HIS LOVE! All I need to focus on--all I need to do---is get on the boat--each and every day in obedience --and patiently wait for His direction to my Next Right Thing. JUST GET ON THE BOAT!
As soon as the arrangements were complete for our sailing to Italy, Paul and a few other prisoners were placed under the supervision of a centurion named Julius, a member of an elite guard. We boarded a ship