footprints--newer version

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  1. dilloduck

    dilloduck Diamond Member

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    FOOTPRINTS...A New Version

    Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the
    road together. For much of the way, the Lord's
    footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely
    varying the pace. But your footprints are a
    disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops,
    turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns. For
    much of the way, it seems to go like this, but
    gradually your footprints come more in line
    with the Lord's, soon paralleling His consistently.
    You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

    This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing
    happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand
    next to Jesus' are now walking precisely in His steps.
    Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones,
    you and Jesus are becoming one.

    This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice
    another change. The footprints inside the large
    footprints seem to grow larger. Eventually they
    disappear altogether. There is only one set of
    footprints, they have become one.

    This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the second
    set of footprints is back. This time it seems even
    worse! Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts.
    Gashes in the sand. A variable mess of prints. You are
    amazed and shocked. Your dream ends.

    Now you pray:
    "Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and
    fits. I was a new Christian; I was just learning. But
    You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to
    walk with You."

    "That is correct."

    "And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours,
    I was actually learning to walk
    in Your steps, following You very closely."

    "Very good. You have understood everything so far."

    When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours,
    I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way."


    "So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The
    footprints separated, and this time it was worse than
    at first." There is a pause as the Lord answers, with
    a smile in His voice.

    "You didn't know? It was then that we danced!"

    To everything there is a season, a time for every
    purpose under heaven: A time to weep, a time to laugh,
    A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1,4.

    It's not WHAT you have in your life, but Whom you have
    in your life that counts....

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