The Direction You Lean - Saturday's Dose - 7th July 2012

Saturday's Dose - 7th July 2012

The Direction You Lean 

"I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth"
- (Psalm 121:1-2, NIV). 

As I've mentioned before, I live at the top of a mile-long steep hill
and ride the hill on my mountain bike to help keep me fit. It's great
fun going down the hill and with a tail-wind I easily travel at 40
mph (68 km/h). Burning down the hill and sweeping around the curves
is quite exhilarating. Unlike a car, however, on a bicycle you don't
steer to turn. You lean to turn in the direction you want to go. If
you lean towards the left, you go left. If towards the right, you go
right. And if you lean too far, you'll fall. I know because I've done
it—not on our steep hill fortunately.

Life's like that too. If you lean towards the left wing of liberalism
that's the direction you will go. If towards the right wing of
conservatism, that too is the direction you will go. And if you are
an ultra left-winger or an ultra right-winger, chances are you will
ultimately fall too.

Both of these extremes are the opposite side of the same coin.
They're not likely to admit it, but both are equally neurotic. For
example, an ultra right-winger is theologically rigid because he is
emotionally rigid, repressed, and in denial. It has nothing to do
with his self-perceived spirituality. He's this way because he is
insecure. His defense against this is his rigidity and wants always
to be in control as this is the only way he feels safe. It's exactly
the same for the ultra left-winger. He's no different and is just as
rigid in his stance as is the right-winger in his.

The healthiest and best direction to lean is towards God, trusting in him and in his Word for the direction of your life. It is also
essential to face one's emotional issues so we have our eyes open so we can see clearly the direction in which we are leaning—and heading, for where you look is where you will go.

Prayer: "Our Loving Father in Heaven, please help me be emotionally honest with myself and you so I can see clearly and stay focused on the direction I need to go. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Saturday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team