Roller coaster rides and other thrills...
Do you remember the first time you ever rode a roller coaster? I do and it was pretty scary but when it was over it was so very thrilling! I mean, I survived! With each ride of a roller coaster, I would become more confident and eventually, I sat in the front seat! As the machine creaked to the top, my heart was beating fast and oh such anticipation! Then, to increase the thrill of the ride, I raised both my arms and closed my eyes. Of course, experience had taught me that with all the straps and bar, I was secure in my seat. Therefore, I could give myself over to the adventure.
Webster's defines roller coaster this way: marked by numerous ups and downs. Life is a roller coaster, Amen? The ride often thrilling but other times frightening and uncertain and all you want is OFF! You know what though? My experience with God during these times has taught me that I am secure. Just like those straps and bars in the roller coaster, I've learned that God has His grip on me and He will not let me go. I CAN give myself over to His adventure for my life.
My husband and I are about to embark on a new "ride" with the Lord. And, I've decided to begin blogging as a way to journal the numerous ups and downs! We've never been on this "ride" before. Because of previous rides with the Lord, we know it will be thrilling and that we ARE secure in our seats. But honestly, as this new ride creaks to the top, our stomachs fill with butterflies. Clueless as to what lies ahead, the anticipation rises. Will I raise my arms?
Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you and will not fail (*slacken my grip on you) or forsake you (*loosen, relinquish you). Joshua 1:5
*Hebrew word definition