"In his heart a man plans his course, but the
Lord determines his steps." (Proverbs 16:9)
Have you ever been in a swimming pool, and tried to swim against the flow of the water jets? Or been in the ocean, and tried to swim against the direction of the current?
It is a lot of work just to stay in one place. It is even more work to go against the flow. On the other hand, have you noticed how effortless it is to just relax and let the current carry you along?
In our spiritual swimming, it is more difficult to move along when we are going on our own steam - uphill, against the flow, doing things our own way. We can get a lot farther, a lot quicker, with a lot less effort, by going in the direction the Lord has planned for us.
Today I would like to remember to take the easy way out.............let God be in charge, and go with flow.
Prayer: Today, Lord, please help me to relax and sit back in the boat, and let You be the one up front paddling. Thank you, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sally I. Kennedy
Sally I. Kennedy is the author of “Irish Thursdays”, "Words from the Heart”, and “52 Little Parables from Ireland" . She lives in south Florida, with her husband Ben. You can visit her website, at http://www.sallyikennedy.com < http://www.sallyikennedy.com/> Or email Sally at, firstname.lastname@example.org