Hold My Hand

Posted: August 4, 2009 by Rich Landosky in The Journey

A great piece about our relationship with God from Pastor Perry Noble.

“Hold My Hand”

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 09:05 AM PDT

The other day I was walking along with Charisse and she tripped and fell down.  I automatically reached down and picked her up…but only after a few more steps she stumbled again.  (It looks like she has my cordination!)

So…I took her by the hand and we went on…and the next time she tripped she did not fall.  I told her, “As long as you are holding daddy’s hand I won’t let you fall down.”

And God hit me with this thought, “I’ve been waiting on you to learn that lesson for a long time!”

As I look back at the times in my life at the most painful mistakes that I have made I will have to admit that it was during the times I had wrestled my hand free and ran away in rebellion…you know, doing it “my way.”

AND…I am SO THANKFUL for a gracious God who pursued me during those times and didn’t allow me to be content in being apart from Him.

BUT…I am learning more and more and the Christian life isn’t about trying to “connect with God,” but rather being submissive to the idea that He wants to connect with us…and BE THERE WITH US and FOR US so that we do not fall flat on our faces.

I do believe there are times He allows us to fall on our faces so that we can see our need for Him…

And I DO NOT believe that if we are consistently connected with Him that everything in life goes well at all times! (Psalm 23 says that WHEN we walk through the valley of the shadow of death…not “if.”  We will have bad days…)

BUT…I believe with all of my heart that the KEY to living an abundant life, one that is NOT full of regrets, is reaching out and taking the hand that He extended to us over 2,000 years ago through His Son Jesus Christ.

The good news is…I don’t HAVE TO SCREW IT UP…God WANTS ME (AND YOU) to get it right…to honor Him and be both prosporous and successful through submission to His Word (Joshua 1:8-9).

So…how about it…are you allowing Him to guide you through life…or trying to wrestle away so that you can embrace rebellion?

As long as we hold His hand…we will not fall!!!

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