Friday, December 30, 2011

God's Intent

This excerpt (which is not the same as "Footprints" that we so often see everywhere :) is from Beth Moore's "Breaking Free," and it really resonated with me, because so often we think of Christ joining us in our walk, but really, we're the ones that decide whether or not we want to walk beside him.  This created one of the best mental pictures for me, and I hope it'll do the same for you!

Imagine going to heaven and standing by God as He lovingly shows you His plan for your life. It begins with the day you are born. Once you received Christ as Savior, every day that follows is outlined in red. You see footprints walking through each day of your life. On many of the days, two sets of footprints appear. You inquire: "Father, are those my footprints every day, and is the second set of prints when You joined me?"

He answers, "No, My precious Child. The consistent footprints are Mine. The second set of footprints are when you joined Me."

"Where were You going, Father?"

"To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow."

"But, Father, where are my footprints all those times?"

"Sometimes you went back to look at the old resentments and habits. Sometimes, you chose your own path. Other times, your footprints appear on a another person's calendar because you liked their plan better. Sometimes, you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take with you"

"But, Father, we ended up OK even if I didn't walk with You every day, didn't we."

He holds you close and smiles, "Yes, Child we ended up OK. But, you see, OK was never what I had in mind for you." 

3 comments:

Madre said...

This is so thought provoking! How much we miss of what God has planned for us! Let's not miss out on any more from here on out! Let's trust in Him daily to lead the way!

Pumpkin said...
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Pumpkin said...

Love it pumpkin, I am just blessed knowing God is with me every step of the way, through wrong turns and missed exits, he is my Compass, my father, my healer, my quiet in the storm. Who could ask for anything more.

Friday, December 30, 2011

God's Intent

This excerpt (which is not the same as "Footprints" that we so often see everywhere :) is from Beth Moore's "Breaking Free," and it really resonated with me, because so often we think of Christ joining us in our walk, but really, we're the ones that decide whether or not we want to walk beside him.  This created one of the best mental pictures for me, and I hope it'll do the same for you!

Imagine going to heaven and standing by God as He lovingly shows you His plan for your life. It begins with the day you are born. Once you received Christ as Savior, every day that follows is outlined in red. You see footprints walking through each day of your life. On many of the days, two sets of footprints appear. You inquire: "Father, are those my footprints every day, and is the second set of prints when You joined me?"

He answers, "No, My precious Child. The consistent footprints are Mine. The second set of footprints are when you joined Me."

"Where were You going, Father?"

"To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow."

"But, Father, where are my footprints all those times?"

"Sometimes you went back to look at the old resentments and habits. Sometimes, you chose your own path. Other times, your footprints appear on a another person's calendar because you liked their plan better. Sometimes, you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take with you"

"But, Father, we ended up OK even if I didn't walk with You every day, didn't we."

He holds you close and smiles, "Yes, Child we ended up OK. But, you see, OK was never what I had in mind for you." 

3 comments:

Madre said...

This is so thought provoking! How much we miss of what God has planned for us! Let's not miss out on any more from here on out! Let's trust in Him daily to lead the way!

Pumpkin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pumpkin said...

Love it pumpkin, I am just blessed knowing God is with me every step of the way, through wrong turns and missed exits, he is my Compass, my father, my healer, my quiet in the storm. Who could ask for anything more.