Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Following God's Lead
The LORD says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you (Psalm 32:8 NLT).
Friend to Friend
Several years ago, my husband and I decided to take a few ballroom dance classes. I wanted to be the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So we signed up for a six week class. The first thing we learned was the Fox Trot, which is like making little boxes with your feet. I put my right hand on Steve's left shoulder and my left hand into his right and we began to march in little boxes. Slow, slow, quick, quick.
The teacher explained that Steve was the leader and I needed to learn how to follow his cues. But I had trouble with this. After all, I was the better dancer and felt that if he would just let me lead, then the classes would go a lot quicker. But that's not how it works. Steve was the leader, and I had to learn how to follow. For the first few weeks, the teacher kept saying, "Sharon, you're leading again."
Here's the thing. Steve was the leader and I needed to learn how to trust him. Did you catch that? It was really about trusting him. And that's the same way it is with God. When we learn how to trust Him, our walk through life becomes a beautiful dance. God, as the leader, has the hard part. We just have to learn to follow His lead, to trust Him. Then we get to dip and spin and make the fancy moves. He actually makes us look good.J
Steve and I are still no Fred and Ginger, but I have learned how to follow his lead on the dance floor. And when it comes to my dance with God, I'm learning how to follow His lead as well. And let me tell you, He knows all the right moves.
I want you to think about that today. When you give up control and learn how to trust God, He turns your walk through life into a beautiful dance that's He's choreographed just for you.
Jesus, today I'm trusting You! I'm giving up control and following Your lead. Help me to follow Your cues...Your gentle nudges throughout the day. Thank You for extending Your hand and inviting me onto the dance floor of life! I think I hear the heavenly host playing our song!
In Jesus' Name,
Wanted to share this devotion with you this morning for I thought it hit me right at my heart and thought it might help someone else today. Hope everyone has a great day. My daughter is coming from Florida today for just a few days visit, I don't care how long it is, but just getting to see them for a few hours is precious to me. Always remember the precious memories whether big or little, they all make life so wonderful. And, of course I'm thankful to God for bringing all these wonderful memories my way. We do need to trust Him completely He is in control and He is a wonderful Heavenly Father who has our best interest at heart.
Posted by Pat at 6:04 AM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Choie is ready to play Santa for everyone in doggy land. She's dressed and trying to find the presents to give to all her furry friends. She and Walter feed the squirrels everyday. And she helps him put bird food into the feeders. Well these are things that I do with my doggie and there fun.
But most of all I want everyone to know just sharing the holidays with family and friends is the greatest give we can give each other. God gave us these friends and most of all let us be born into the family that we either cherish or don't get along with. God has a purpose for doing these things and sometimes its hard to understand that God knows what He is doing. He wants to use us in any circumstance of our life. He wants to reveal Himself to You so that you can love Him, know Him and serve Him with a greatful heart.
Its a wonderful life just knowing that He is God, our Creator, Redeemer and most of all our Friend. So this holiday remember God loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to be born in a Manager so that 33 years later Jesus would lay down His life for us so that we could be reconciled back to God as long as we confessed our sins, believed that He (Jesus) is the Son of God, but most of all that we have faith and trust in that what God tells us in His Word. God Bless,
Merry Christmas to all.
Posted by Pat at 7:23 AM