“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32
I hear the gentle lapping of the water and as I gaze around me, admiring God’s beauty, at a distance I see something beautiful that catches my eye- a family of ducks swimming across the water. They didn’t stray from one another, instead they faithfully stayed close to each other. They were surrounded by a large body of water, they could have gone all over on this peaceful morning and yet, they chose to cling tightly to each other. I realized we can learn a valuable lesson from these faithful ducks. I asked myself a question- “Who and what do I cling to?”
It’s often easy to be a Sunday or Holiday believer, but what about all the other days each and every year? On those days when life is sweet I give God praise. Do I also praise Him when I walk through the pain life often brings? The daily struggles that come my way? This family of ducks follow their leader everywhere, staying close together. If the leader turns, so do they. In fact, they follow their leader’s every move. I am once again challenged: Do I stay closely connected to God in this same way? Attentive to His every Word? When He says “Go!”, do I go? When He says “Stay!”, do I stay? When He says “Serve!”, do I serve? When He says, “Be still my child.” do I sit patiently waiting and basking in His love? It is a challenging thought for me. What about you? I want to be like this family of ducks! I want to be closely aware of the Leader of the family of God. I want to follow my leader’s every move. Therein lies the challenge…as a daughter of the King of Kings- am I attentive and willing to stay closely connected to my God?
Here is today’s worship song by Chris Tomlin- I think this says it all. Is this the cry of my heart? I want it to be…do you?