Today the Bible opened to the book of Amos. I must confess, I have not read the book of Amos before. Indeed, I am not even sure I knew there was a book of Amos until this morning. This single line jumped off the page this morning:
Do two journey together unless they have agreed?
This is found in the section titled Threefold Summons to Hear the Word of the Lord.
I think I often view my relationship with God as a one-way street. I want Him to be there for me. I want Him to answer my prayers. I want Him to show me the path.
Life is a journey. I know that God is always there in the journey. He is always ready to walk with us. Do two journey together unless they have agreed? God can summons us, God can wait for us, God can be there beside us, but…. Do two journey together unless they have agreed? It is not enough that God is there. We have to be there. We have to agree. We have to choose to walk with Him, to journey with Him.
God gave us free choice. He walks beside us, He calls our name, He waits for us. He wants us to be there with Him, just like we want Him to be there for us. He wants us to call out to Him, to pray. He wants us to join Him on the path. We cannot journey together unless we agree.
I want to journey with you. Show me the path. Help me to follow.