Today there are millions of Christian foreign missionaries, pastors of churches, professors in Bible colleges, Christian apologists in theology and in the sciences, street evangelists to the homeless, people serving in prison ministries, people in all sorts of social services, in government, in health services, and in NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) to name only a few, who are experiencing God-composed journeys of faith.
These people may not have articulated their experiences in the terminology of this book to describe them as God-composed journeys of faith life-scripts, directly related to the journeys of faith recorded in the Bible. But even though there are millions of people across the globe engaged in genuine service to Jesus Christ, biblical-quality journeys of faith like these are comparatively rare in relation to the world’s total population. Journeys of faith through the way of the cross of Christ are not the general norm in our postmodern, self-seeking, materialistic (in the sense of acquiring material things), and philosophically relativistic culture.
These genuine journeys of faith therefore go unnoticed and unheralded by our culture (Mt. 6:1-8, 16-18). Nevertheless these are all real adventures of faith set up by God and orchestrated by His Spirit.
There are large numbers of Christians across the globe who know clearly their specific calling, and are diligently pursuing their missions within the danger zone of cross-bearing in sacrifice to others, some at great personal cost by foregoing worldly conventional normalcy, some at risk of physical harm, and some facing the real threat of imprisonment and death.
The born-again and Spirit-led Christian of today must recognize and take full ownership of their God-composed adventure of faith life-script, by listening in the Spirit and beginning the eternal reality of following Jesus as King and Ruler of the realm.
God is both Creator of the natural world and Redeemer-Guide of mankind in the spiritual/moral realm, and is and has been active in the affairs of mankind before we gained an understanding of natural phenomenon or a biblical journey of faith. Our God-composed journeys of faith are crafted by God without our initial collaboration because only God can mix the right blend of His supernatural participation into the events and circumstances of our lives, within the otherwise stable and coherent framework of the everyday activities of conventional normalcy.
The idea that God does not exist because the physical world appears to run independently of its own accord, is a faulty conclusion that only comes from the biased worldview thinking of the unbelieving skeptic. It is a conclusion drawn from personal ignorance about the existence of God and not from empirical scientific evidence that God does not exist. It does not reflect the true reality that born-again Christians have known for two thousand years about the existence of God and His direct participation in our lives.