05 July 2009

Two views of the road

Rick and I were blessed to spend Canada Day last Wednesday in the national park close to home. Rick with his camera has given me many inspiring photos to use in my blog posts. As we were driving down this road I felt led to ask him to stop and take photos from both directions. I wasn't sure why until I sat this evening looking at them both.

This was the view of the road behind us. It looks fairly straight and you can see for quite a distance. It's similar to the kind of vision we have when gaze at our past and where we've been. There's not much to surprise us as we look back, and not much to fear. We can settle in and get comfortable and live on the memories. But, I know that's not what God's plan is for us. He places a road before us, and desires that we step out in obedience and in faith.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this Psalm 37:5 NIV

This was the view of that road ahead of us, with a turn that leads to somewhere that we cannot see. That's where the trust comes in. Can we have enough faith to believe that God is waiting to take our hand and walk each step beside us?
Today I choose to take a step, however small, down the path the Lord has set before me, even if it feels safer to stay still. For in that movement forward, in that act of obedience, His promises will be activated.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 NKJV

1 comment:

mholgate said...

What an incredible illustration from God! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)