Friday, December 11, 2009

Get moving!

Every year we go to the beach. It is one of the highlights of our summer. It never surprises me how the weather can change so quickly. We can be sitting out on the beach chairs, soaking up the sun rays and splashing around in the water as the waves roll in and out and almost as suddenly as the wind blows, the weather can instantly change. The dark clouds start to move in and the wind picks up and before long, the beach assistants are folding up the chairs and locking everything up and moving everyone off of the beach.

A storm is brewing and in order to get back to our condo safely before it hits...we better get moving quickly. It never surprises me that every time this has happened, there is always someone who ignores the signs and stays out there on the beach.

I was thinking about this the other day, and how some of us are living our Christian walk much like those on the beach. The signs of danger and the warning that a storm is near is all around us, but yet we ignore the signs. Maybe we think that the storm isn't going to be that bad, or possibly we aren't sure what we are suppose to do ... so we just don't do anything.

Sometimes it is easier to plan to do something than it is to actually do it. Thinking about your plan of action in the midst of a storm doesn't do us much good when we are still sitting around when the hurricane hits. When God calls us to action, He will be our guiding light in times of danger, but we must not be still in this moment, we must trust Him and just get moving!

PSALM 119:60 "Lord, I hurry and do not delay to keep your commandments."

If there is a storm brewing around you ... have you noticed the warning signs?
 Get ready and get moving!


sarah said...

right on.

Debbie said...

Another wonderful analogy. I think sometimes I might be dozing in that beach chair and miss the signs. Isn't it wonderful if that happens He can lead us through even a mighty raging storm?? The question would be of couse WHY would you take a chance and leave yourself out there in the storm? Soo much better to be watching and waiting...Have a good day Laurie!

Denise said...

Nice post.

Violeta said...

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I love you blog,
sweet blessings and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

eph2810 said...

So true, Laurie. Sometimes we just sit when the storm hits. I have had situations where I am just plain paralyzed; looking at the situations but don't look heavenward. Thank you for the reminder that God is indeed out strength in storms that hit...