Don’t Move!

January 17, 2007

One wrong move and i would’ve been dead!

Ski-ing is something i’ve only done once, but the experience has been etched in my mind forever.

As i went round one particular corner, with the instructor of my group up in front, i saw our next path and all i can say is, i panicked!  If i moved a ski in the wrong direction then i would have tumbled down the mountain side and surely die.

Not being majorly into my faith at the time of the ski trip didn’t prevent me sending up some arrow prayers.  However living on simply arrow prayers was not enough.  Arrow prayers were enough to save me physically, but not enough to develop my soul and my life at large.  If we only contact friends in short bursts when we need something it’s not the greatest model of love.

To send up arrow prayers only and not sit in His presence may be said to be using Him.  It also means God is not able to give us the fullness of what He wants to.  As twee as it may sound, God wants to be your number one friend, the person you turn to to share joys and sorrows. 

‘What a friend we have in Jesus…’  One who’s always there, one who never leaves us, one who loves us no matter what, one who wants to give and give and give!


12 Responses to “Don’t Move!”

  1. Some people only call on God in times of emergency, and really they are missing so much. God’s desire is to have constant fellowship with us through every circumstance of our lives. Thank you for the reminder.


  2. What a friend we have in Jesus! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
    Blessings to you Maria,

  3. timglass said

    God wants our all!
    His blessings this day.

  4. DulceDiana said

    “To send up arrow prayers only and not sit in His presence may be said to be using Him”
    That is deep. Still thinking about it…


  5. This was awesome!

    Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

  6. eph2810 said

    You are right we should not just send prayers in distress, but also thanking Him for what He has done for us…

  7. helenl said

    The positve thing about “arrow prayers” is, that while the person is missing much in a relationship with God,he/she at least knows that God is there. And that gives hope.

  8. Chris D said

    Thank you so much for posting this, Maria. You do such a great job. It is God’s Spirit working in you–Much love-Chris

  9. Shirley said

    Good morning, Maria.

    I went sking only once—on rented skis, which later I learned did not fit properly. I had an accident and did extensive damage to one of my knees–had surgery and was on crutches for a year. As you can imagine, that was my last ski trip, although I still love the snow and enjoy watching other people.

    I’ve had more than one experience with God and with prayer. He’s never failed me yet. You’re right of course about the length of our prayer time. We need to relax, sit at His feet…and do a lot of listening. Often we don’t. Too busy. Shoot up an “arrow prayer”, and we’re off.

    Great post.

    Shirley Buxton

  10. stuartdelony said

    you’re right, the key here is RELATIONSHIP which takes time, effort and more effort. Jesus isn’t simply Santa Claus where we tell him what we want for Christmas.

  11. jarvis said

    as with many other times, am sure Glad He does not slumber.

    Blessings in Christ Sis

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