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Holding on to the “B”

by | Jan 3, 2015 | Surrender

“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

On a family vacation, our youngest grandson proudly wore his new western hat that was nearly half the size of him. He was so thrilled the day his dad took him over by the horses. He’d never been this close to a horse before.

I watched Tommy struggling to reach through the fence and stroke the horse’s nose. He was holding his ‘B’ In his left hand, the blankie that went everywhere with him. Even on the airplane and out to see the horses. Only thing is he couldn’t quite negotiate getting his hand through the fence hole, without dropping the ‘B’, and he wasn’t about to do that.

I couldn’t help but think of how many times there is something good out there, I want to move forward, take the next step. Yet I want to hold on to the security of the past. I just can’t let go of something for fear of how I would be able to manage without it. Kind of reminds me of a story I heard once about a daddy and his young daughter who had a strand of pink plastic pearls.

God asks us to grow in our Christian walk. We don’t have to do it alone, in fact we can’t. 1 Peter 2:3 says, Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. The ‘meat’, more of God, is a blessing,

Our ‘B’s’ are wonderful for a season, then comes a time we no longer have to hold onto them. May we have the courage and grace to let go and trust our Heavenly Father to take care of us in the next step He has for us. He is already there anyway;

I had a friend that used to put it this way, “you can’t go anywhere that God is not already there.” That is good news.

Sally I. Kennedy


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