Time For God: Day 3

Written by Paul Beckingham

Focus: Psalm 121:3-4:
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
 
Reflect:
God’s rescue plan is personal to you. In my senior High School year, I joined a mountain trek in Wales. Mountain weather can turn treacherous in the blink of an eye. Our small student-group began crossing a narrow ridge. Precipitous cliffs dropped away 1,000 feet each side of us. Blue skies revealed placid lakes below us.

Suddenly, low-lying clouds engulfed us. We could not see our hands stretched ahead of us. Our contact with each other was only by voice. Relying on our leader, I never checked the map. I was quite unaware of the real danger. But I was powerfully aware of a classmate’s distress. Hidden by clouds, he whimpered, unable to move forward. “Have faith,” I laughingly called out. He had no faith. I added, “As I talk, listen to my voice. Follow my sound.” By God’s grace alone, we made it safely home.

Years later, I bumped into him again. Smiling, he told me he worships, attending church, as a follower of Jesus. “How did all that happen?” I asked, astonished. Quietly, he said, “It began on a mountain. Somebody called to me, ‘Have faith’! I know that God was not asleep. I heard His call; He heard my cry for help.”

I marvel how God never allowed my foot – or my friend’s – to be moved, that day. Rather, he moves our hearts closer to His own.

Consider: 
How has God rescued you from your own folly or rebellion? Thank him today. Maybe you could share your story with a person who needs to receive God’s love.

Pray: 
Living Lord, Loving God, you have preserved my life right up until this moment. Thank you that I can trust you for the future. Thank you that every tomorrow holds the promise of your presence. I choose to live in you more fully, today. Amen

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