Life is life-pure and simple. I have life; therefore, you would think I would be happy, grateful, joyful and walking with a spring in my step.
Alas, it’s hard to walk with a spring in your step when your feet, knees and legs do not cooperate. Visualize the left leg hurriedly moving forward, the right leg hesitantly gliding forward and your feet, just looking around saying, “For pity sakes, line-up!” Sorry, my warped sense of humor popping out.
Seriously, I have Avascular Necrosis of my left knee (the bone in my knee has died), so there are times when walking can be painful and difficult for me; thus, my steps are small, sturdy and calculated…if I am careful where I place my foot, my balance will become sturdier. Conversely, if I hurry, and don’t look down, my balance may be a tad off causing me to stumble and take a tumble and have a short meet and greet with the ground.
When you think about it, isn’t life as a Christian the same way? If you take time to study God’s word, to pray and sit quietly, waiting for God’s voice to whisper answers in your ears, your ability to walk is strengthened and your pace and step become quicker and lighter. On the other hand, if you don’t stop and study God’s word, or listen to His voice, your life may take a drastic tumble and you may land with a big thump on your ole rump. Your body may be slightly bruised and your ego sore, but you have the option to reach up and ask God for help, or remain mired in the murky morass of life.
Some days, it is easier to take off running without listening to God’s gentle voice, but he doesn’t turn his back on us when we ignore His Word. Despite our propensity for falling down, God our Father loves us. He is like a patient parent waiting to pick us up after each fall.
Perhaps, there will be a time when we are beyond His help, and He no longer will choose remove us out of the dark abyss we have fallen into. In life there is a choice … do we chose to remain in darkness, or do we chose light. Do we choose to grab our Heavenly Father’s hand and allow him to help us out, or do we stubbornly refuse to be rescued by our Father.
Like I said, Life is Life. It’s how you chose to live it that dictates how bright or dim it shall become. Will you allow God to help you, or will you stubbornly, turn your eyes and heart away and remain in darkness.
Personally, I would rather be rescued, instead of falling and refusing God’s help. Ultimately, being rescued in this life … means a chance to walk hand in hand with God toward His magnificent Kingdom and everlasting life.