One of my favorite things to do is to go for a walk.
Sometimes I'm joined by a neighbor friend, sometimes I am pushing Keegan in the stroller and sometimes, if I'm lucky, one of our older boys will join me.
This evening I went on the route that I always do. I was appreciating the leaves that were still hanging and also I was thankful for the ability to now see part of the uniqueness in each tree and its shape.
I usually use my walking time to talk aloud with God and to release the weights that life can bring.
I noticed tonight that the trees were blowing and as I was thanking God for His constant provision and presence in my life, I couldn't help but wonder if the trees were doing the same thing.
For so many years, whenever my faith was being stretched, I lost hope in Him. Some of the things that caused me to doubt Him back then seem so small now, yet they swallowed me alive.
I know that I have so much more to learn about the safety there is in Trusting in a God who loves us so much that He was willing to send His only Son for us, just so we could have Him crucified.
Oh God, I want to know you. I want to come to a place where I could actually walk on water with You. I want to Trust in You when the waves crash over me. I want to face the Giants in front of me without even blinking.
28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ tell him, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. (From John 12, we discover they came with Palm Branches along with their coats.)
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the
Lord!”“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”