Beware! Rock Slide Area
With as many road trips we have under our belts we have only witnessed dangerous rock slides a few times. The problem is, one never knows when the first rock will begin to slip. What creates the compromise? It could be something so simple as a squirrel burrowing between two small rocks. BAM!
It’s kinda like sin. One small thing – then another little thing – and before you know it, you’re in full-blown sin and iniquity! Ask me how I know. You know the drill…takes one to know one. Misery loves company. Etcetera!
My life was a rock slide between 1979 and 1982.
My Steps Were Sliding
And, this scripture tells me why.
The Law of my God was not in my heart. From Psalm 37
Now, don’t misunderstand. I knew the Lord. My heart was saved but life events made my heart bitter. I was hurt. Disappointed. Disillusioned. Distant. And, I let God know how I felt. It all seems silly now – 40+ years later – but God is patient and long-suffering. He let me go to my own devices. The life rope was in place; however, I think I was down to the last loop.
Just in the nick of time!
God got hold of that life rope and gave it a (final) tug. It definitely got my attention and quick. I made the right choice – I chose HIM! I am not sure what would have happened if I had defied Him that time – I shake thinking about it. My rock slide was just about over. A couple more years of securing the rope. I am grateful for a merciful Father, who took all my sin and shame, and sank it in the depths of the sea.
The law of my God is ever in my heart – it is the air I breathe and the ground I walk on. I may lose footing now and then, but I quickly get re-aligned and settled. My steps will not slide any longer. No more rock slides for me.
On Solid Ground
That’s where I want to be. I want my footing to be secure and sure and the only way I know how to do that is to stay anchored to the Lover of my soul. You could say, “we’re joined at the hip.”
No safer place.
Are you sliding?
Post Script: Take a moment or two, read and meditate on the entire Psalm 37.