I heard this from UMC Bishop Will Willimon on Day1:
All the gospels present Jesus on a continual road trip - God in motion.
Anybody who wants to meet Jesus, to understand or to be with Jesus, must be willing to relocate.
That relocation might not be a change of address, but it will surely represent a change of priorities, attitude and/or heart. Jesus is our navigator. He is likely to adjust our coordinates.
And we aspire to Christ’s thoroughly selfless standard:
Yet not what I will, but what you will.
...but we remain stubbornly stationary. We spin cocoons of self-will. We long for predictability. We want things set and fixed.
Change my coordinates, Lord! Move me through your Word.
Maybe I’m resisting something that could be a Godly surprise? Maybe there’s a stranger in my path destined to become a friend?
Standing still or your will? How can I resist the Creator of the Universe who calls me?
Open my heart to your perspective, and put me on your path. In Jesus name, that I might reflect his love and purpose, Amen.