“Wait passionately for God, don’t leave the path. He’ll give you your place in the sun while you watch the wicked lose it.” Psalm 37.34
Wondering away from God is an old habit I find hard to break. I like being right on the edge, walking in the devil’s playground, checking out the sights. I comfort myself by the fact that I do not indulge, or do I? I chose to define being away from God by what I do not do, not what I do.
Walking side by side with two young girls challenges old perspectives. When I look at life through their eyes everything is clear and crisp. When I walk in their steps, I find the motives behind my choice as important as the choice I make. Honest and innocent mistakes do not carry the burden of self-centered paths. Am I willing to examine my own journey so closely?
David faced adversity and challenges all around him. When the mail focus of pain moved away from Saul it landed right in David’s lap, his choices would haunt him most of his life! David employed the only rationale response to his own humanity. Always turn toward Life and Grace. Always seek to know God. His advice and prayer follows the same course. Wait passionately, and follow the path. God promises he will save you for his reward while others get their own creation.
Young girls walking through the park see life full of clarity and beauty. They marvel at the different types of dog, commenting on their colors and stride. They constantly look for horses, wondering aloud what it would be like to right the pale or dark one. They run and create games that bring out the joy around them. They grab their pocket cameras to record the special moments of their day. They live life full of passion.
Independence is beginning as Carli nears 13. She sees her own path and destiny. She listens to her own calling.
I wonder, am I willing to be as honest about my walk? Are you?