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"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths,
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
~ Psalms 25:4,5

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grass is Greener

I recall a message I heard in my college days from a woman talking about taking her dog to play.  They were inside a baseball field where she was throwing a ball and they were running together - but the dog kept running to the fence and looking out.  She reflected how much we are like that, pining for life on the other side of our God-given boundary.  

We are trying to instill in our children that the rules and boundaries Daddy and Mommy establish are for the good and safety of them and others.  And isn't that reflective of the rules and boundaries God wants us to live within - they are for our good and safety.  Are we content with the many places God has allowed our feet to trod in the goodness of His provision or are we contemplating the possibility that God is withholding good from us (Psalm 84:11)?  Like Jen's dog, do we think there is something we want "over there" or are we content to be where God has us, in the presence of our Master?

1 comment:

  1. A helpful reminder to be focused on the current step that the Lord has given just enough light to illuminate - instead of craning my neck to try to peek into the still-dark path up ahead.