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Walk With Caution

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. – 1 Corinthians 10:12 NASB


I had an interesting day of mishaps, two in one day. Mishap 1: Early morning I was outside speaking with a neighbor while watering my plants and as I was walking and talking, I stepped on the edge of the sidewalk and wobbled trying to balance with slip-on shoes that continued to slip which flung my hands first toward a wall protecting me from falling into the flowerbed. Sadly, the neighbor shouting “Whoa!” didn’t help me stand upright.


Mishap 2: I had just finished riding my horse, Tater. I dismounted leaving

the reins on his neck and I proceeded to shut the gate as I was saying goodbye to the other riders. On foot, I led Tater with reins in hand back to the barn. Something happened that caused me to lose my balance and I dropped a rein, then Tater stepped on it. He abruptly stopped, throwing me off balance into a “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down” moment causing me to wobble in front of him and beside him without hitting the ground, and by divine intervention, I was placed back to a standing position looking straight into my horse’s left eyeball.


Later in the day, I felt that these events happened because I had been distracted, not paying attention, and I didn’t follow directions where I had placed my reins while leading. Then the Spirit of God gave me a lesson to see how easily we can do the same thing when it comes to our walk with Him. It doesn’t take much to stop praying, stop reading our bible, stop seeking God when we aren’t focused on Him as we live our life and before we know it, we are wobbling out of control away from Him. Hopefully, we will hear His voice when He says “Whoa” and may that keep us from falling. (Proverbs 10:4)


Heavenly Father, You are holy and You tell us in Proverbs 1:33 that if we listen to You we will live securely. We will be at ease from the dread of evil and on the path of life if we heed instruction and ignore reproof we will go astray (Proverbs 10:17). May we turn to You daily.


This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.


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