There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Psalm 46:4 KJV
Last Summer my wife and I went for a walk along a small river near our home in Florida. We were delighted by a rare afternoon without thunderstorms during our rainy season . Though our walks are a bit shorter now that we have grown older, they are still the best times for us to talk and share special time together. Walking along quietly with the Lord is no different. He treasures the time we spend with Him but we must always tell Him the truth.
When we are sorry for something we must confess it to Him, and remember that He already knows! When we have a needs; that we can’t work out on our own we only have to ask and He has promised to answer. He is our Savior and Lord; but He has also offered to be our closest friend. He offers to walk by our side and listen to what we has to say on quiet afternoons and busy mornings; during sleepless nights and when we sit down to rest. He is near us at every moment and eagerly waiting to walk with us with us along the banks of the River of Life.
We went walking along the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs yesterday. It was just a rare afternoon without thunderstorms (at least till we got home!). Though our walks are a bit shorter as we have grown older they are still the best times for us to just talk and share special time together.
Walking along quietly with the Lord is no different. He treasures time we spend with Him with the only stipulation that we tell Him the truth.
Lord , who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; Psalm 15:1-2 NIV
Are we sorry for something? Confess it to Him- He already knows! Do we have a need- there’s no use pretending we can work it out on our own- just ask. He is not only our Savior and Lord, He has offered to become our closest friend. All we must do is walk by His side and listen to all He has to say on a quiet afternoon by the River of Life.
Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? Job 37:16
As we are preparing to begin the road towards Florida I thought I’d take some farewell photos of my beloved farm (not mine exactly but the one I have managed for 25 years. Wouldn’t you know it but my big chance for lots of spectacular endless mountain scenery ended up as a cloudy day.
But even with clouds it is still an amazing place. It is so hard to imagine not seeing these hills, muddy roads, quiet streams and fields.
Nothing grows easily in this hard rocky clay soil but grass, trees, corn and people with roots deep enough to keep them from being blown off the mountain ridges!
But whatever road God leads us on He has promised to be with us. What better scenery than the horizon that God has chosen is there? He has promised to watch over, walk along side and care for our needs in whatever place He chooses for us to call home!
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26