A friend posted the above on FB and I have been thinking about the words all afternoon, while I was cleaning out the gardens and raking the lawns. I so enjoy pondering quotes and what better place to do it then the great outdoors, with the wind blowing off the lake and the leaves dancing on the deck.
I have always been comforted by the truth that God makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him. (Psalm 37.23) He has lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. (Psalm 40.2) If I submit to Him, He will make my paths straight. (Proverbs 3.6) These truths have armoured me with confidence over the years. There is no arrogance or pride about it – there is confidence that His Word is truth . . . and there is marvellous grace.
I do not want to walk without God. I can not walk without God because when I do, I mess up royally.
I want my life to matter – I hope and pray that my footprint of love will be left on this earth. I don’t want to tiptoe around with hesitancy and reluctance, regret and mere wishes. I desire to love authentically and deeply – to have a “mile-deep-and-an-inch wide” footprint. No tippy-toeing around – life is too short for that.
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.