Sunday, September 27, 2009

If the Shoe Fits...

I absolutely love my husband and the children the Lord has blessed us with. I try my very best to teach them and guide them in the ways of the Lord, but it is always the Lord the one that teaches me through them.

After we got out of church today, we came home and spent some time as a family just doing all sorts of silly things. The kids were laughing, Freddy and I were laughing... just the type of day you wish you could always have.

Lately Noelani has been very curious about shoes and always tries to wear mine... So, Freddy decided to put her into his shoes (which are very heavy) to see what she would do. Here she is:
At the beginning she was very excited to be in these shoes. She smiled and clapped. She then tried to walk, and the shoes were not cooperating with her... Then it was not as fun. She got down to look at her shoes, almost asking: "What is wrong with these?".
and then she looked up...
As I look at the pictures I can only be reminded of the story of David and Goliath in the Bible. Before David goes out to fight Goliath, the King offers David his armor, and David agrees to use it. But, when he tries to swing his sword, he is unable to because the armor is too big on Him. He then decides to trust that God would deliver him, so he goes out with just a sling and a stone.

Oh, how I wonder how many shoes I have tried to wear to accomplish different things in my life. I wonder if I, like David, would be willing to look up and trust that the Lord would enable me to accomplish what He wants me to do without me having to wear somebody else's shoe.

Noelani just raised her little arms while looking at me and asked me to get her out of those heavy shoes, and so I did! May you and I have the courage to look at our shoes and see if they are the one's that fit... if they are not, may we dare to raise our eyes to Him who can take us out and place us in the one's He knows that fit.

Love in Christ,


"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Coritnthians 5:17)

1 comment:

Ady said...

What a wonderful analogy. It is so true. Thanks for a wonderful event this weekend.


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