Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mommyhood - Keep Walking

Baby G is walking! She is walking everywhere now. It was just Tuesday when she took her first step. Now she walks across the room without realizing she is not holding onto anything. She of course still falls a lot and I am constantly making sure she has not injured herself at all, but every time she falls, she gets back up and starts again.

I was thinking about that today. As I was helping her after she hit her nose and she recomposed herself and started walking again. I was reminded about our relationship with God and how many times we fall as we are learning how to walk in Him. Having figured out the basics of Christian living, I am no longer cruising along holding onto the furniture. I am taking my steps. I am learning new steps everyday and the Lord leads me into a closer walk. But, here is the big question: do I get back up when I fall? Or, do I wallow in my fall and give up?

God does not get angry with us when we fall just as I do not get mad at Gia when she falls. I pick her up and make sure she is okay and then help her to start again. I expect that she will fall, heck even us adults fall occasionally and we have this walking thing figured out. God knows that we will fall. That is why Christ came and that is why we are saved by grace not by what we can do or how well we can do it. When she is walking, I cheer her on. When she reaches her destination without falling, I congratulate her. God does the same with us. He is right there cheering us on and congratulating us when we succeed.

How many times do we forget that God is our Abba Daddy? He is cheering us on, and we forget and become ashamed when we mess up. However, being ashamed is not of God, it is of the enemy. Satan knows that if we are ashamed, we will hide from God just like Adam and Eve did in the garden. It is a weapon of the enemy that is easily defeated if we will just let God pick us up and cheer us on.

Psalm 121:7&8 (NKJV)

The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

**A little note “preserve” means “to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.” According to**

Ephesians 2:4-10 (NKJV)

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.


  1. thanks for the link-up!

    i was listening to Chris Rice yesterday and his song "Come to Jesus." this post reminded me of a line that really struck me "remember when you walk, sometimes you fall. but fall on Jesus, fall on Jesus, fall on Jesus."

    May the loving arms of God continue to catch each of us when we fall, and tenderly put us back up on our feet and brush the dirt off of us.

    blessings to you today!

  2. I love that song.
    It is always neat to me when God shows me something right out of life.
    Blessings to you too.

  3. Congratulations - a very special moment in your life.


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