And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.”
Luke 9:3 (ESV)
In pursuing the upward call of God for us in Christ Jesus, the Lord revealed a practical strategy: travel the lightest! These 7 F’s may help.
Focus on Jesus! His vision revealed in our heart, His kingdom agenda, and His purposes propel us to move!
Feed on God’s Word daily that teaches, convicts, instructs, trains, and comforts, clarifying issues and obstacles, that we are continually stripped to the essentials.
Fellowship with other followers, strengthened by their love, encouraged by their testimonies and humbled by their fortitude.
Free up immediately! Shed off any pride, self-righteousness, fear, unconfessed sins, murmuring, any bitterness and heaviness. Make haste to forgive and ask forgiveness.
Forbear! Choose to refrain from being distracted by the ways of the world!
Flow with the Holy Spirit! Discern His movements and follow Him. We will experience love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Forge ahead! His victories in our journey stir us to accelerate forward in the joy of the Lord!
Jesus has seized you to be a light traveler!
This is the third in the “Seized to Be An Unentangled Runner” series of blog posts and is a special submission from Elizabeth Veñegas, Executive Officer of the Center for Community Transformation Inc., our partner in the Philippines.