Chapter 1: Learning to WalkMay 16, 2010
Today we begin our study of Stormie Omartian’s book Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On – Trusting God in the Tough Times. Let us begin with a word of prayer:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for this time to come together to learn more about You. Help us to take our focus off of our children, Lord and place it on You. Teach us Father how to walk more closely with you. Open our hearts to you, Lord and speak to each of us during the coming weeks as we learn to trust in you. Amen
Learning to Walk
I thought it was appropriate that our study begins with the concept of how children learn to walk. Do you remember the day when you child took their first steps? Remember how they held your hand until they gained confidence in themselves? Then they released your hand to make their way into their new world opening around them. Stormie tells us that this is not what God wants for us. He wants us to hold His hand tightly and to rely on Him as we take each step. Why? So that we may enjoy freedom – the type of freedom that comes from being on the path that God has planned for us. God has plans for each of us that are beyond our wildest dreams, but we cannot reach them without His help. We must learn to depend on God so that He can be strong in us.
I love the sound of God being strong in me. How about you? Are you ready to learn to walk to with God? Stormie tells us to take his hand and pray this prayer: ‘Lead me in the path You have for me, Lord. From this day on, I want to walk with you. I take this step of faith and I trust in You to meet me here. Align my heart with Yours’.
As you take one step at a time, holding God’s hand and letting Him lead, He will get you where you need to go. How willing are you to let God lead you where you need to go? How would you like to see your walk with God change? How will learning to depend on God lead you through this difficult time in your life?
I look forward to hearing how you are learning to walk with God and trust in Him.