For in Him we live and move and have our being, (Acts 17:28, NIV).
Friend to Friend
Steven was just a preschooler when I first taught him to snow ski. The
very first day was arduous—for me. I felt like a down-covered workhorse
as I lugged two sets of skis in one arm while dragging along Steven with
the other. Clunky ski boots, overstuffed mittens, and a hooded snowsuit
made it difficult for Steven to maneuver. Add all that to the slippery
snow, long lift lines, and a resistant four-year-old, and you have the
makings for a windfall of whining in a winter wonderland.
After several failed attempts to teach Steven how to snowplow down the
bunny slope with the ski tips pointed inwards, I came up with another
idea. I made an A-frame tent with my legs. Then Steven stood in front
and between them. He wrapped his arms around my thighs, and off we went!
He went where I went.
If I moved right, he moved right. If I moved
left, he moved left. His only responsibility was to hang on and
relinquish control. And even though he thought he was skiing, in reality
he was simply along for the ride.
What a picture of how I want my journey with God to be. I cling to Him,
wrap my arms around Him, and move where He moves. If He goes left, I go
left. If He goes right, I go right. “But the person who is joined to
the Lord is one spirit with him,” (1 Corinthians 8:17 TLB).
King David wrote, “I cling to you; your right hand upholds me” (Psalm
63:8). Peterson’s paraphrase says it this way: “I hold onto you for dear
life” (MSG). I see Jesus and me. Union. A sudden glory.
So think about how you are going to move about your day? Can you
picture yourself clinging to Jesus? I can promise you this…when you
cling to Him, He will take you on adventures you never thought possible!
Lord, I cling to You. I hold on to You for dear life. If You go left, I
go left. If You go right, I go right. In You, Lord, I live and move and
have my being.
In Jesus’ Name,
From :Girlfriends in God