As a mother I constantly do things to protect my children. I’m sure if you care for anyone you can understand my point. Recently I was watching a video on social media showing fathers rescuing their children from dangerous situations. Some of you may have seen this before. Now today’s testimony is not nearly life threatening as some of the things I witnessed on the internet but I did find my thoughts wandering to Psalm 91 the other day when I had to walk with my youngest daughter in the rain. Kids are so precious. They see rain and celebrate. We see rain and complain. Well it was raining pretty hard one night as we left church and I had my umbrella. I let it up. I told her, “get under the umbrella! It’s raining!” For a moment she came under but as we walked along she wanted to break out so badly. I said,” you’re going to get wet if you don’t stay with me.” She heard me but went into the rain anyhow. How many times have we told our children not to do something and they try it anyhow?? Too many to count. Sometimes they have to learn for themselves, don’t they? Or maybe I should say, “don’t we?”
Anyhow, after running ahead of me and getting pretty wet I thought she’d come back with me but no. She continued on-skipping and humming an original tune. Then the lightning and thunder took over. She came back then!
Of course, this got me to thinking about something. God has covered me all my life. He’s been with me in every step. The ones I take on my own and the ones He directs me to take. I try things without God…. I fail…. Then come back to God. I try things with God…. I succeed. You see to stay dry in the rain you have to walk at the pace of the one who holds the umbrella. You can’t get too far ahead or behind because you’ll get wet. Sometimes we don’t want to walk at His pace. But His pace is the successful pace. The protected pace. The pace in which we can hear His voice the clearest. And when He gives the instruction to move we don’t have to worry because he will give his angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. God has set His love upon us and he will deliver us. He will never leave us. Now I can hear some of you saying,” but Crista don’t you want to be in the rain with Jesus?” Yes. Yes, I do but you have to understand something here. I want to feel the rain of prosperity, great health, love, peace and so on. Not the flooding rains of devastation and confusion. There’s a difference. I want to be covered by His grace through obedience. And when I walk at his pace…I’m covered.
Just keeping it Cristaclear
Psalms 91: 9-11 Because thou has made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.