Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cliff jumpin'

Why is it that the only time we scream for help is when we are on the edge of the cliff fixin to take that last step and fall into the great abyss?

The Lord wants us to walk with Him always. I think that we need to hear His voice. We need to ask more about the little things, so when the big things come, we are already tuned into His frequency instead of the world's.

We allow the things of this world to swirl around us as we pick through the things we think we can control, but in actuality, we don't control anything. Our lines are drawn out before us and cross the necessary paths. When we stray, it just makes it harder.

I had a dream awhile back that I was in an old campground. I was trying to find my way back to my site. It was built on the side of a hill, with lots of trees and overgrown bushes. It was a large campground. I could see RV's and tents and I remember pushing through bushes and getting scratched, tripping over rocks and logs, trying to take a short cut that may or may not lead me to where I was going. All the while, on the other side of the bushes, there was a paved path that led all the way to my home. It was cracked, but it was clear all the way up.

I believe that is how we live our lives. We think we can short cut through life, but we are getting beaten and bruised while we fumble our way through the bushes and logs. We will hopefully still make it, but wouldn't it be easier to follow the paved path that God had laid from the beginning? Wouldn't it be easier to trip on a crack and still be able to get up and see home? God doesn't promise us that it will be easy, but He does promise that He will never leave us or forsake us. When we fall, He is there to help us up. IF we can slow down and know that He is there.

I know for myself, it's easy for me to start spinning and let my mind get out of control and find myself on the edge, totally turned around. But I know, that even if I get to the edge and take that step, I can still scream and He will be my bungee cord. He will bounce me back up and put me back on His path He laid for me at the beginning of time. All I have to do is ask. I have to be stll and know that He is God and I will never walk the path alone.

I don't know about you, but I sure want out of the bushes and to have the healer, kiss my boo-boo's and put a Barbie Band-aid on me and put me back on the right path. I need His help to keep me on the path that HE laid for me and not the one I keep trying to make myself. I don't like heights and I don't want to be a jumper. Lord help me be still and know you are God. In Jesus Name!

Be blessed,
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