Follow ME!

I am reading a wonderful new devotional called, "Jesus Calling~ Enjoying Peace in His Presence." It is written as if Jesus were talking to you. Each day "Jesus" beckons to me to rest in Him, trust Him, walk with Him....
Listen to today's devotion:
"I am leading you along the high road, but there are descents and ascents....Your assignment is to follow Me, allowing Me to direct your path. Let the heights beckon you onward, but stay close to Me. Learn to trust Me when things go "wrong." Disruptions to your routine highlight your dependence on Me. Trusting acceptance of trials brings blessings that far outweigh them all. Walk hand in hand with Me through this day. I have lovingly planned every inch of the way. Trust does not falter when the path becomes rocky and steep. Breathe deep draughts of My Presence, and hold tightly to My hand. Together we can make it!" Day 18
I was pondering "hold tightly to My hand." I thought about all of the times when my children take MY hand and PULL ME..... Instead of FOLLOWING me and going where I am going (or staying), they sometimes take my hand and try to PULL ME whereTHEYwant to go.
Maybe it is because they want to go faster than me....
Maybe it is because they don't know the way and trying to go a different direction...
Maybe something has caught their eye and they want to explore....
As I thought about all of this, I realize that I, too, try to pull my Heavenly Father along at times. I don't want to wait for Him.... I want to explore MY own direction, my own way.... Something catches my eye....
But, part of trusting is knowing that God is the LEADER and I am the FOLLOWER. Jesus said, "Follow ME."
Lord, may I always remember that YOU are the Leader and I the follower. I thank You for Your patience when I run out ahead of You. I thank You that You draw me back, pull me close and lead me in the right direction agian. May I always hold tightly to YOUR hand! I love You, Lord! In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.



3 thoughts shared....:

Faith Imagined said...

I tend to try to jump ahead of God too!

christschild said...

I love this...it is so true. In today's world everything is rush, rush, rush....that's what we are used to. He wants us to slow down and take things in...like you said..follow Him. There isn't anyone else I'd rather follow. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Thank you for this reminder.
Have a blessed night.
Elizabeth

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