Friday, February 1, 2013

Following One Step At A Time

I've been practicing (tuning up) my Dragon NaturallySpeaking program where I talk and the computer types. It is interesting to see what comes up some times, like instead of "by faith" I got "Wi-Fi." Either I pronounce things poorly at times or we have a long way to go. But it is nice being able to talk-type about as fast as I can type without my hands hurting.

Mountains are in our life a bit this week. My last two jobs applications if agreeable would put us up in the mountains of either Washington or California, and tomorrow Jonny and I are going up a more local mountain with a bunch of Cub Scouts for a day in the snow. Robin is also away at a ladies retreat this weekend, and I am hoping she has a mountain top experience.

But the kind of mountains talked about by Sarah are those ones that give you cause to quake a bit in your boots or questions whether or not you should move forward. We need to be always mindful that is God who prepares the way for our steps, and if He sets the stones before us they are definitely sure. And if He sets a sharp turn in that path, it is definitely on purpose. Think about how much easier it is to take switchbacks up or down a mountain than it is to face the entire incline at once. And if it is one of those sections where the only choice is straight up, Sarah is right - He even gives the strength for that, and His safety harness will never fray.

Today (2/1) in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

Follow me one step at a time. That is all I require of you. In fact, that is the only way to move through this space/time world. You see huge mountains looming, and you start wondering how you're going to scale those heights. Meanwhile, because you're not looking where you're going, you stumble on the easy path where I am meeting you now. As I help you get back on your feet, you tell Me how worried you are about the cliffs up ahead. But you don't know what will happen today, much less tomorrow. Our path may take an abrupt turn, leading you away from those mountains. There may be an easier way up the mountains that is visible from this distance. If I do lead you up the cliffs, I will equip you thoroughly for that strenuous climb. I will even give My angels charge over you, to preserve you in all your ways.

Keep your mind on the present journey, enjoying My Presence. Walk by faith, not by sight, trusting Me to open up the way before you.

With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. Psalm 18:29

For he will give his angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. They shall bear you on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11 – 12 (AMP)

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)

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