AMP: And I will walk at liberty and at ease, for I have sought and inquired for [and desperately required] Your precepts.MSG: And I'll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom;
One morning, this verse grabbed my attention. I had been struggling for a week or so with busyness and trying to get everything done, and almost flattened like a pancake by the burden and weight of what was NOT getting done. In fact, I was up at with my thoughts having an Indy 500 race in my mind, seeing which one would win my attention.Then I read this verse, and stopped short. I realized I was NOT walking about in freedom or at ease. My spaces were confined, not wide open spaces. Yet I know I seek His precepts and His wisdom and His truth – these days I am talking to Him almost constantly. So why am I still struggling so much?
The answer is in the short but powerful phrase “I will”. Walking about in freedom is a choice – I have a right to "stride freely" just because I’m seeking His ways and His precepts. Instead, I was choosing to focus on the issues and allowing them to “take over”. I made the issues and problems bigger than my God. I was consumed with the race instead of realizing I had the “yellow flag of caution” that could make all those thoughts slow down and get in order.So today, I choose to walk about in freedom, in wide open spaces.
Because I seek the Lord, and He says I can. So I will!
Today's Challenge: Is your life confined by circumstances or the words of others? What can you do to gain your freedom?