Precepts and Principles…

Paving the road

Principles and precepts are good
But revelation is best

Keep the good
But prefer and protect the best

 

To say this another way…

Sometimes the principles and precepts we operate from in our day to day lives come from the revelation He’s been showing us. That is the case with me.

Just in the last couple of days, I read a snippet of someone’s blog post, and then I had to run out the door, hoping to finish it later. (But didn’t) Later that afternoon while driving in the car I listened to a sermon from Bill Johnson – didn’t get to finish that one either. Yesterday I read another post on Facebook about change that a friend had posted. I did get to finish that one! Yay, and it was very timely.  Later in the day, while driving home from work, I listened to another Bill Jonson sermon, because I couldn’t find the previous one I was listening to. I almost had finished it before pulling into the driveway. (Story of my life, lol)

All of these things I had been “hearing” in the last two days all of a sudden connected and distilled into one principle or precept. That’s kind of crazy if I try and figure out the how of it, but I won’t.

God had done this with me my entire life. He often uses things I’m reading, YouTube videos I’m watching, and even podcast I’m listening to, in order to weave a single principle or precept together, even when I don’t read or listen the entire message. This could have only be revealed by Him, I would have never connected the dots without His revelation and inspiration. This is when I get to say, “Oh, this is that!”

And the journey continues.

We can’t land even here – no matter how great and awesome the revelation was/is. The road moves on and we take these things with us on the journey, because A, we will need them, and B. He said/showed them to us. They are not stagnant monuments unless we make them so. Instead, they are part of the road that leads us to the next decision we need to make in the journey of life.

Principles and precepts are good
But revelation is best

Keep the good
But prefer and protect the best

 Let’s not make monuments out of what God has done, aka His acts. Instead, let’s use those principles and precepts to pave the road we continue to walk on – for certain, we will need something to pave the way.

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