Thursday, February 9, 2017

This little snowbird is happily sitting on my kitchen window sill, between the basil and parsley. The little chickadee in my garage was not so happy. She got closed in and wanted out in the worst way. Once we have tasted of the goodness of the Lord we also can't stand being closed in any longer.

               "How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings, { Psalm 36:7}

As we grow in the ways of the Lord, our capacity for more of His truth grows. We long to be in His presence, and so we spent more time at His feet. Our capacity for truth begins to deepen, and we understand things that we never before could. God's word is opened up to us, and heaven seems so near.

Then something happens! Our son is on the way to the hospital because of a car accident, our husband falls in the driveway and breaks his leg. It could be anything really, but it jolts us into fear, and we become captive to it once again. I remember two years ago my daughter fell in the driveway and broke her foot. We were waiting for hours in the ER, and nothing seemed to be a problem, until the x-ray came back, and revealed three bones in her foot that were fractured. The next few days she was in a tremendous amount of pain. The medication could only do so much. I had lost my balance, and did not pray the way I would have for someone's else's child.

So what do we do in these circumstances? We ask for help from others who will pray in faith and believe God with us, and so we can get up and run again. We need to spend less time down, and more time running! The sooner we get up, the better off we will be. If you feel like you got broadsided by something, call a friend who can pray! They will be able to help you get on track again!

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