Saturday, November 03, 2007

My devotional today...

I read a devotional each day. This one seems to say exactly what I have come to learn is true in my own life in regards to faith.
"How to Walk"
Dana and Rich went out for an afternoon bike ride expecting to come home refreshed. Instead, their lives were changed forever. As Rich rode down a hill, he lost control of his bike and crashed. His body was mangled, and he barely made it to the hospital alive.
Dana faithfully kept vigil by her husband’s side. He couldn’t feed himself, and he couldn’t walk. One day, as the two of them sat under a shade tree outside the hospital, Rich turned to his wife and said, “Dana, I don’t know if I’ll ever walk again, but I’m learning to walk closer to Jesus, and that’s what I really want.” Instead of shaking his fist at God, Rich reached out and grabbed His hand.
Sometimes in the midst of our trials, we need to think about someone like Rich to help us adjust our perspective—to remind us of the remarkable relationship we have with God through Jesus Christ. This is the relationship we need most when the going gets the toughest.
We are not equipped to handle all the problems we face, but God is. That’s why He told us to give them all to Him—to “cast your burden on the Lord” (Ps. 55:22). As Rich found out, walking with Jesus doesn’t depend on our legs. It depends on our heart.
Dave Branon

I don’t worry o’er the future,
For I know what Jesus said;
And today I’ll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead. —Stanphill© 1950 by Ira Stanphill
We can walk through the darkest trials when we walk with God in the light.


Julia said...

Loved your post today. It reminds me of this poem.

Up in the attic of an old house, as raindrops pattered on the roof, I sat paging through my old school book.

I came to a page that was folded down. Across it was written, in my childish hand: "The teacher says we should leave this for's too hard to understand."

I unfolded the page and read it. Then I smiled and nodded my head and said, "The teacher was right; now I understand."

There are many pages in the book of life that are hard to understand. All we can do is fold them down and write: "The Master says to leave this for now. It's too hard to understand."

Then, someday in heaven, we'll unfold the pages, reread them and say, "The Master was right, now I understand."

I love reading your blog and also feel so blessed to have the gift of faith in my life.


Coco said...

To come across this post today is a real blessing. Just something my heart needed to hear... Thank you.

shawnna said...

Thank you so much for posting this :D :D

Heather said...

Hey girl..
I needed this post.
In a REALLY bad way.

Thinking of you and I wish we were taking pictures of my feet this weekend!(instead, i was home sick:(