In the midst of endless to-do’ s, things to think about and focus on; with an ever-increasing list of ‘breaking news’ headlines talking of war and rumors of war, along with countless other devastating, world changing events…. remember that God is for YOU and He already has it all worked out. Stress, busyness, and anxiety keep us from resting in His presence, yet that is His greatest desire for us…. to abide in Him. To rest in Him. To find our peace and joy in Him. To place our whole heart and trust in Him… and Him alone. So today, no matter what comes, place your thoughts, your heart, your concerns at the foot of the Cross of Jesus, and rest in His presence. He already knows exactly what you need before you even ask… yet He longs to hear from you. Call out to Him, even if only a whisper of your heart, and He will meet you there. He will lead you beside still waters and give rest for your soul…. every single day….. even the crazy, overwhelming ones.
In relation to horse training…. the reward is in the release. It is when we quit fighting for our way and truly understand that God has our very best interest at heart, that we resolve to getting in rhythm with Him and find rest, ease, and progression in moving forward in ‘Life’ training, ready for the next level…. just like a horse is ready to move on to the next level of training once they master lower levels of basics, submission, and flowing with the trainer. And then, the whole ride of life is so much smoother. Less striving, more living… and living well.
Love and blessings in Christ.