Should Dorothy Follow the Yellow Brick Road or clear up the Crashed House?

So, Dorothy had arrived in Oz. She had crashed her house in the middle of a Munchkin village and now she had the opportunity to follow the yellow brick road.

What is a girl to do?

Should she stay and tidy up the mess or set off on a grand adventure?

I was praying with a friend of mine recently and as I prayed for him and his situation I remembered this scene and the way that Dorothy sets off on the road.

This then started me thinking about church life and the way that we can be more worried about keeping everything neat and tidy than we are about following Jesus in the way that he might want to lead us.

yellow brick road crashed housejpgI love this picture from the film that shows Dorothy skipping past (okay, I’m not so keen on the skipping bit!) her crashed house to follow the yellow brick road to meet the great and powerful Oz.

It is a picture that shows what it means to leave behind the things that could keep us busy in order to move forward.

Dorothy could have stayed and cleaned up the village, but that isn’t what she was supposed to do.

How about us?

What is Jesus calling us to?

What roads do we need to go down as we follow Him?

What will we need to leave behind as we follow Jesus?

Some of us are too busy to listen to and to be led by Jesus. If that is us, will we put down our busyness and ask Jesus what he wants us to do?

If what Jesus wants us to do is something other than picking up our busyness or what we think is important, then will we obey Him or will we go back to what we are familiar with?

I definitely want to know that Jesus is leading me and that I will follow whatever He says, I’m just hoping that there won’t be any skipping involved!

If you want to think some more about the adventure of following Jesus then you might find which route would you take? helpful.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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