Saturday, May 3, 2008

Chairs

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.

Jeremiah 17:7
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

4 comments:

Just Joni said...

Very true! ...and just like my favorite, cozy reading chair God provides me with that refuge I so desperately need some days...I'll never look at a chair the same way!

have a beautiful day ~
Joni

leigh said...

In God's presence, there's comfort.

I remembered my favorite chair: i sit on it...lay my head on it...

It gives me a sense of comfort and an assurance that when i set my body on it, i am SAFE.

God is our refuge, our comforter...HE gives us the nicest thing where we can fully trust Him...His PRESENCE.

Thank you for a wonderful sharing. I am blessed!!!

Just Joni said...

I have been blessed this morning by reading your list of blessings...it gave me a quiet moment to just sit and really think about these...too reflect on any commonalities...and there are many...I just wanted to say thank you for that. I hope you are having a good week!

hugs,
Joni

julie said...

hahahaha! i am still doing the same thing (looking for a teaching job on the internet) at 12:45AM! ......and looking for immediate (as in yesterday!) income as my finances took a sudden 'drop off a cliff"

i missed saturday's class so my last class, for now, is tomorrow and i will have to make up the sat class later. i am looking forward to harry wong!

i found you by doing a search for one of the 'texas teachers' that i enjoyed listening to and your site pulled up

i certainly will pray for you and appreciate your prayers. what subject, grades and area are you looking for? i would like to teach ms math in dallas

i don't know how to email this to you from the blog - so i will just post it here........kinda crazy, but it works

i trust Him, but myself, not so much ; )
so getting your note brings a smile to my face and hope to my heart

thanks, karen