Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Word Art Wednesday: High Places

You know what today is....go ahead and say it!  It's Word Art Wednesday challenge day and one of my favorite days of the week.  I get to join my sisters in Christ on the WAW design team and provide a little inspiration for your creative endeavors.  We do hope each of you reading this will participate by designing your own inspirational project and linking it to our home blog page at Word Art Wednesday.  Your participation automatically qualifies you for the chance to win a prize from our sponsor(s).  

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This verse means the world to me.  It's really quite an amazing, power-packed verse.  First it tells us that God is the source of our strength.  Without Him we would have no hope of victory in this life.  He also carves out for His children a perfect path.  Through the lens of the world, I would have to say my path has been anything but perfect.  I can see however, in retrospect, that when I was obedient and followed His direction, I never lost my way.  My less-than-perfect times always came through seasons of wandering or complacency.  I never liked staying there!  Far too uncomfortable a place to be!

My DT Sample:

When my mother, sister, younger son and I traveled to Ireland in 2011, I was the designated driver.  The scenery was absolutely breath-taking, but most of the time I missed it unless we could pull over.  I had to keep an attentive eye on the roads because they were so narrow and full of twists and turns.  We were often amazed that the route we were taking allowed for 2-way traffic because we had difficulty maneuvering with only our car on the road.  We were frequently on a dangerous precipice overlooking steep drop offs.

I was reminded many times while driving through Ireland how perilously close we can come to precipices of danger in life.  Even while we were ooohing and ahhhing over the majestic terrain, I'm sure we were closer to mishap than we knew on several occasions.  Those narrow, twisting roads clung to mountainsides like the sheep that dotted the steep and craggy hillsides.

Our God makes our path perfect and makes our feet stick to that path when we live a life of obedience.  We are surefooted and secure when we cling to God and His ways.  He makes our feet like the hind's feet so we can walk in high places.

One of the reasons we traveled to Ireland in the fall of the year was to distract us all from the impact of the first anniversary of my dad's passing.  Ireland was an amazing retreat for us all.  We were filled with awe and wonder again and again.  I think we all thought that surely the heaven that my dad was enjoying had to look a bit like Ireland!

Seasons have come and gone, and Ireland is a memory.  I hope to go back again someday, but I don't know if that will be possible.  I would love to experience those breathtaking views again.  But if I can't, I know that heaven awaits.  God has already set my feet upon the high places.  When I accepted Christ as my Savior my destiny was secured and my home in heaven was prepared.

My preacher daddy is home on those heavenly heights. I know as my days near their end, my feet will grip the solid Rock too.  No earth-bound schemes of men can make me slip and fall...God has already made my way perfect.  My destiny is secure because the perfect Son of God has gone ahead of me to prepare the way.  No weakness I possess will prohibit my entry, for Christ in His strength has conquered all my enemies, even Death itself. 

One of my dad's favorite hymns was Lord, I'm Coming Home.  It meant so much to him because it was like his life's story.  It's a fitting song of worship when we understand the mighty impact of our challenge Bible passage this week.

I’ve wandered far away from God,
Now I’m coming home;
The paths of sin too long I’ve trod,
Lord, I’m coming home.
I’ve wasted many precious years,
Now I’m coming home;
I now repent with bitter tears,
Lord, I’m coming home.
I’m tired of sin and straying, Lord,
Now I’m coming home;
I’ll trust Thy love, believe Thy Word,
Lord, I’m coming home.
My only hope, my only plea,
Now I’m coming home;
That Jesus died, and died for me.
Lord, I’m coming home.
Coming home, coming home,
Nevermore to roam,
Open wide Thine arms of love,
Lord, I’m coming home.

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  1. I love your beautiful,inspiring post and card Diane~blessings~

  2. What a lovely story and beautiful card - I will be so happy to finally be HOME - but until then - souls need to be saved - may I never be ashamed of the Gospel ~ Have a blessed Day.

  3. Beautiful card, Diane!!
    Thanks for sharing that sweet testimony!!

  4. Ireland has always been on my bucket list. I don't know that I will ever get to go there. I loved seeing your photos. I love that hymn and now have it "singing" in my head.

  5. Oh wow your card is just so beautiful, from the wonderful sentiment to the awesome scenery.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Diane,
    I feel like weeping at the goodness of God. I love that hymn and your post is so true. So many are not on the right path, so we will keep praying, making our cards with His Word on them and He will bring it to pass. Your card is amazingly beautiful. Carole
    PS Guess what I will be singing most of the day?


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