Friday, March 13, 2009

the path and psf

whenever there's a walk in this house that involves pushing sofia in the stroller, there's a fight.
i mean, she's cute, but seriously kids!

b and jk both want to push sof on the path at the park...they go great guns at first. both are pushing along, reminding me how little they need help saying things like "i'm do it by myself" and "i'm am so big. i'm 5 years old".

then we get to the edge of the bridge and there's a bump. one that is bigger than most bumps that we've met along the way...and suddenly, i'm needed.

and before you know it, the girlies are off again, pushing along and doing it all by themselves, with no me in sight.

when the girlies get unfocused and they run off the edge of the path, suddenly i'm needed again. and when i come to the rescue, they decide doing the hard work, staying on the path and asking for help is just too much and they want to go at it alone...and they run to the next bridge and wait.

see the fingerprints of god here??? i do!


so it occurs to me that in this little walk is a parable of our walk with christ sometimes.
we have times where we are going great guns, both hands on the wheel, and are fired up and pushing with all our might. all of the sudden, we start trying to do little things in life alone...i mean, after all, we are "big" and already doing so much.


then along comes a bump...someone gets sick. we lose some money. our marriage is stressed. and suddenly, we have to urgently look to god to get us over this stinking bump. and we pray. {and we should. we should pray in the hard times...but we are also to pray during the good times too. we are to pray without ceasing...yep. it's true.}


i also know that my lord has redeemed me. i know that in the path of life, he's always there, we just have to choose to see him and talk {pray} with him. i know that in spite of the sadness and pain in this world, god promises to bring hope and peace. i know that in an ever changing, personal seeking, self satisfying, hurting world that one thing never changes...and that's jesus. and for that, i say, wooo hooo. because the path is hard...harder for some. and i know i don't wanna do it alone.

and i don' t...thank goodness.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take."
proverbs 3:5-6


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37 comments:

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Beautifully Written my friend :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a wonderful post!

maryanne420 said...

that is a wonderful post! i love proverbs 3:5-6. your girls are just beautiful. i love all the pics you posted, especially the one of the two girls working side by side.

Wayne said...

those pictures are so cute. I love the way they are pushing the pram

great photo friday

Alexandria said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. I think we all need to be reminded that from time to time. The pictures of your girls are beautiful, as always.

Kel said...

Beautiful analogy and so true. Thank you for the reminder! Hope you have a great weekend!
~K

Jill said...

What a great representation of our walks with Christ.

And cute girls too!!!

artsyclay said...

Beautiful post and reminder to pray more! Thank you! Precious girls you have there.

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

What a wonderful reminder of how God really does want us to always look to Him.

Your pictures and words are lovely!

PamperingBeki said...

This is beautiful!!

Thank you for joining in Fingerprint Friday.

I always love seeing your pictures and what you have to say.

Emalee said...

thanks for stopping by my site and leaving those kind words. I love your blog it is BEAUTIFUL!!

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful blog and have to admit..Proverbs 3:5 is my favorite.
I say it over and over when I can't sleep..
Love the pictures of the children..they look so cute pushing the little one.

Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

Your post touched my heart! Life is hard and we do need to trust God in all that we do even though we might not understand why things happen. Thank You!

Wifey Dessert said...

I love this post.. and those pictures are precious!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

The pictures are awesome and that was a perfect post. I love it when God brings things in our everyday life to teach us one of His lessons.

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Missy said...

Wonderful post.

And great shots.

Mamarazzi said...

most def the footprints of God...beautiful post!! truly.

Penz said...

I totally agree. It seems that the walk with christ is made more clear to others when times are bleak, we all need to remember that he is always there, watching, and caring for us and we need to always be mindful of the lord and his blessings, good and bad, for he gives and takes away what we need in our live. Thank you love for your testimony. :)

Meaghan said...

d, this is awesome! i hope you teach this story to the girls! they'll totally be able to understand it. what a great parable!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Thank you for your kind words and prayers!

In the grip of His Grace,
Kelly Buller

http://andiegrace.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Beautiful post!

Kimber said...

What a beautiful post. Your family is adorable.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

blueviolet said...

What a perfect post and your verse is such a comforting verse!

Carrie said...

So pretty and SO true! I fight with this all the time. I can do everything by myself! You'd think I'd grow out of it...

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Absolutely amazing analogy. As I was reading this, I was thinking of all the different ways I can relate to what you are writing in my own life.

However, I think the paraellels you draw are much better than anything I came up with.

Lovely!

-Francesca

Killlashandra said...

Nicely written post. :) It's a wonderful analogy. However, I have to ask. Who pushes the grocery cart at the store? LOL My kids fight over that one all the time.

Bre said...

Beautiful post and perfectly said!

Jessica said...

What a great post, I loved it :-)

Briony said...

this is such a great post...thanks for sharing your revelation with us :)

Beadin By The Sea said...

What a thoughtful post! Thanks for the reminder to not try to "go it alone" especially right now in these troubled times. The photos of your girls are precious!

jenn said...

Beautiful post. And sweet pictures.

Michelle said...

what a great parable/lesson you discovered on that walk and decided to share with the rest of us! It's so true what you said too.

and those sisters are just so sweet!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

So true!

littlebird said...

very thoughtful post : )
thank you

Megan said...

Love it. So true! =)

Lindsay said...

Ament - I LOVE the anaology!