Saturday, August 8, 2009

I’ve fallen, which way is up?

Jeremiah 8:4

"When people fall down, don't they get up again? When they discover they're on the wrong road, don't they turn back?

I love the picture of the little girl hanging upside down. Don't you wonder if God ever thinks we are hanging upside down in this world with our actions and words, but we don't turn ourselves upright?

We must be a pretty silly picture to Our Father at times. He gives us all the directions, maps, GPS systems, and we still turn down the wrong road and sometimes we don't turn around. It must truly sadden His heart that we are so hard headed that we think we have to plow our own road.

I'm not a parent, but you parents know how it feels when you know in your head and heart the right way for your child, but they still take the other path…right? Well, Our Savior must feel the same way with us and we are adults. Why?

Why do we stay on these destructive paths? The question is asked in verse 5 why do we cling to our lies, listen to conversations, but not change a thing? Why do you think? We know the Word but do we believe it?

In my upside down world Lord, I pray that I remember your words and not the deception of the world that I reside in today. I remember the laws you have given us and that most of all I remember the Love of My Father prompting me to make the right choices. It really doesn't matter how old we get to be…we still must make the choice of which turn we will take for ourselves!

Choosing My Father,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

As I read that verse, I could just picture our Heavenly Father shaking His head at us. A little further in that passage the Lord says even the animals know the proper time to return, but not my people!

These words of truth from the Holy Bible are relevant to us today. Hebrews 4:12 says,"For the word of God is living and active...." Praying that I choose what is right today.