January 13 2023
I see a picture of a dingy in the water - it is not tied. There is rope tied to the bow of the boat but the rest is drifting in the water. There are no oars or outboard motor. No sails. There is someone in the boat and they are motionless. Exhausted, bewildered and past caring.
I believe this is a picture of many who are drifting, being tossed to and fro by the wind with no anchor.
The rope signifies a connection to ME says the Lord.
How can you expect to feel secure if you don't pick up that rope out of the water? You can do something about it. How do you expect to see me or hear me if you don't listen for me or seek me? Why are you sitting in the boat and letting it drift anywhere? Why are you letting yourself be at risk? Why are you letting the waves slap you around?
I need you to pick up the rope and tie your boat - to be secure in me. Only you can do that. You have to be willing. You need to know what you are anchored to. Pick up that rope - connect with me. Pick up that rope - connect with me. Whispers - I love you..........pick up that rope..........connect with me.
How can you know me when you are just drifting and not caring?. Seek me. Tie that rope. Come to me with repentence and honestly desire a change in your life for the good. I will take care of you and look after you. I will not let you down. Yes - you have been let down. I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN. It is my promise to you and my promises are true.
You will then feel secure. You will feel like a new YOU. You will ask and you will see me move in your life and of those around you. You will see goodness and purity. You will see flowers where they once never bloomed. You will see water where there was once no water. You will see hope where there once was never hope. You will see ME.
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.