Thursday, October 1, 2015

Paying Attention



He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” --Psalm 121:3-4

Walking a dog is not the same as walking a baby. For one thing, a baby is confined in a stroller. He has to go where I push him. The dog is on a leash, but she still tries to follow her own inclinations. I used to take my son on walks to escape from his demands for a little while. On a walk, he didn’t need my attention. I could mind my own business. My son either fell asleep or just enjoyed gazing at the big wide world. The dog needs my constant attention on walks, lest she eat garbage or roll in dirt or step into the road. I can’t let my mind wander. When we walk in faith, we are assured that God doesn’t let his mind wander. He gives us his constant attention. He is directing us, guiding us, and helping us every step of the way. If we try to go our own way or step into danger, he pulls us back. “He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:3-4).

Dear God, Thank you that you are always watching over me when I walk in faith. Amen

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