Monday, February 18, 2008

It's hard to stumble when you're on your knees

I saw this saying on a church sign as I was driving home from work today, and I thought to myself just how true of a statement this is! I understand it's a play on words, but as difficult as it may be to physically stumble while you are all ready down on your knees, how much more difficult will it be to stumble spiritually if we are on our knees several times daily in prayer with our heavenly Father. Point well taken!

How I long for the willingness to stay focused on God more than I do. Life is busy, life is hectic, and if were not careful the next thing you know, there's less and less time alone with God. As much as I hate to say it, I've gone throughout my whole day and rarely would think one thought about God. If you're not careful, it won't be long and you won't have a passion or desire to be close to God. If you're not careful the next thing you know you're not going to church anymore. Then all of a sudden, you find yourself miserable. Your whole life seems out of sync. Nothing seems to make sence anymore and it seems that everything is going wrong. Then what do we say to ourselves? "Where are you God?" "Where did you go?"
The answer of course is that God didn't go anywhere... we're the ones that left. That sign I read today reminds me to get back on my knees and seek the Lord through prayer. I know that everytime I go out on my own, giving little if any attention at all to what it is the Lord wants me to do, I stumble, I struggle, and most always I fall flat on my face. If I'd just stay on my knees and seek the Lord's direction in my life rather than standing up and moving without His guidance, I'd have a lot less bruises from those nasty falls that I take so often. 'm reminded of this verse in Psalm's.

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Just as God's word is written in the bible, it's also sopken to us each time we go to him in Prayer. It's hard to stumble when God is directing our steps.

PRAYER...Lord, help me to stay on my knees more. Help me to seek you and listen to what it is you want me to do. May I be obedient and do your will in my life. Lord keep me from stumbling as I walk with you daily. Lord give me strength. Amen

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