It's hard to think of stuff to post every day. I thought I'd be good, and try at least every few days, but 6 days passed, and uh oh...then again...God doesn't really have a timetable I don't think - oh...He has plans for us, but it's on HIS schedule, not ours, as He loves to show me again...and again...and yet...again!
One of the things I've been praying for lately is to have God free me from whatever is keeping me from getting close to Him - actually, I don't even say that, I just ask "Lord...free me." I know HE knows what I mean, and I know the Holy Spirit is also putting a word in for me.
Have you ever felt that way? the yearning to be so close to God, but there is still a part of you that can't quite make it, and you don't know why? I see people that seem to have that closeness and ultimate trust with God - some of the modern day evangelists, even the old ones, like Abraham (putting his son up on the altar - wow..is that trust or what?)....then again, I think even Christ's disciples struggled with that whole "let go and let God" thing, because if they didn't Peter would have stayed up on the surface of that water, and God was RIGHT THERE in front of him, living, breathing, and holding out his hand, and Peter still could not "let go". :-)
Hmmm...after realizing that, I don't feel so bad! :-D
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"....Matthew 14:29-31
The neat thing is, even though Peter didn't trust God, He was there to catch him as he was sinking into the water...Isn't it wonderful to have a loving father whose strong arms are always there to pick us up and set us back onto solid ground when we waver?