I always find
myself looking at the different shapes and sizes of footprints left by
passersby when I walk on the beach.
In areas away from
the water, it looks like the morning after a beach party.
Nearer the surf, all evidence of their
passing disappears within minutes.
I think about who might be walking together.
were they in their journey when they left these tracks?
Had they just started out?
Or were they almost home?
Were they just
out for a stroll? Or was this serious exercise?
Did they talk?
If so, what about?
Or did they just walk
along in companionable silence?
|If they were barefooted, weren’t they cold? |
On the way back,
I try to tell which footprints are mine.
And with the
birth of a new year, personal questions come to mind.
- Where did I walk
- Where does He
want to take me in 2015?
- What should I
carry into 2015?
- What will I
- Who will I leave
to His plans for them?
- Does God have
any specific goals for me?
Not my critics’ suggestions.
Not even my encouragers’ ideas—because we're all limited in our understanding.
I want to know what
His plans are.
Where does the
God of the Universe want to take me this year?
What will we do
carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, Eph. 5:15
Of one thing I’m certain, wherever He takes me,
I want to be the bearer of
His Good News.
thought brings me comfort, courage and the
growing conviction that
if I will Stop,
Look and Listen,
He will lead me.
What about you?
are you going in this new year?
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him
who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Reflections from Dorothy's Ridge 2015. All rights reserved
Labels: Beaches, Footprints, Good News, Navarre Beach, New Year, Walking