Can you think of moments or seasons when God’s purposes for you seemed quite unmistakable? And have you been walking with Him long enough to encounter seasons when your confidence is tested through long seasons of lesser certainty? I know I have.
I read the following word from Jean Blomquist in an edition of Weavings and found it helpful.
“Most of the time, my path is circuitous, and the movement of the Spirit is subtle and difficult to discern. Occasionally I experience epiphanies, or moments of truth, that come with startling clarity, only to be followed by years of discovering and working through their implications as well as gathering up the courage to act faithfully on them.” (Blomquist, Jean M.. “Embracing Epiphany: Growing in the Light of Desire and Satisfaction.” Weavings. January/February 2004, p. 36.)
I have had my own enlightening encounters with God. They have shaped and moved me profoundly. But they are not constant. In fact, my experience has been that they are more occasional with long seasons of “trusting in the dark” as I work out those encounters in the realities of my life and ministry.
I am not invited to collect epiphanies like I would collect coins. I am invited to encounter God and then respond to Him fully.
I’d love to hear anything from your journey along these lines…