I' ve been thinking about chairs lately. Last night as I was going to sleep, I remembered an analogy a friend shared with me once.
First of all, what are some things that we assume when we sit down in a chair?
* it will give us rest
* it will provide comfort
* we can renew our strength
* it can hold all of our weight without collapsing
* we just assume all these things without even
thinking about them
* we trust it will hold us up
Webster's definition for chair : any of various devices that hold up or support
My friend's analagy compared sitting in a chair to trusting in God. My son is reading over my shoulder. He just told me that he heard this in his class at church!
* when we trust God, we can know He will hold us up
* when we trust God we can know we won't fall
* if we only trust God halfway, or sit on the edge of a chair, we can fall and lose trust in God (Chad)
* we can still trust God, even if we're halfway on, God is still there to hold on to us (Chad)
So. . . the next time you sit down in your favorite chair, or any chair for that matter, think of trust. Trust that doesn't require worry or thought.
Just simply trust.
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;