True North

The other day we were praying at GOHOP for local pastors and leaders.  While in prayer, I got a visual impression of a hand and a compass being put in it. I then found myself inteceeding for pastors who felt perhaps that they were lost in the wilderness.  I declared over them that they weren’t lost on the backside of the desert, but that God had them in an orienteering class, and was putting the tools in their hands to move forward.  True North seemed somehow quite significant, and my sense was setting the person of Jesus as our focus was orienting us to True North.

A few days later I was chatting with a friend in her garden, and she began to share with me that God had been speaking to her about True North.  Her husband is a geologist, and according to him (and I did some research to verify), whenever one changes location, one has to recalibrate their compass.  Compasses point to magenetic north, but because magnetic north actually lies 1000 miles below the North Pole, if the compass is not calibrated to account for that difference, it can lead you in the wrong direction.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot of movement in my life these days.  Things are constantly shifting around me, and it would be easy for me to get dis-oriented, or lock onto a target that might only be slightly off, but that would lead me to an entirely different destination.  In my own life, I’m keenly feeling the need to calibrate my inner compass and to lock onto True North, the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, and my friendship with him.

We are sensing this as well as a ministry, and are excited about the course we are offering this fall – The Excellencies of Christ.  I want to invite you, if you are feeling lost in the wilderness, if you are feeling disoriented, if you are feeling that you are moving towards your goals but wondering if indeed they are the right destination, to join us!

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