Our days are filled with “happenings”… some that we have chosen.. some that we have not chosen… some that are really not what we would ever choose … ever… it is those happenings, the ones we really do not like happening, that can “change and alter” all kinds of things in the “course” of our lives. It becomes the thing that He has allowed to be put on my plate for that day… what I need to deal with today.
Oh… our daughter was born with a hole in her heart… Oh… our 15 year old son has leukemia… Oh… my manufacturing building burned down last night… Oh… it is time to shut down the restaurant…. Oh… I need to go directly over to the hospital and check in… Oh… I could go on all day…. fill in your own blanks….. 🙂
How many things… how many times… it just goes on and on… you know the drill… it happens in your lives too…. 🙂
Those are just the valleys in life… I could never survive on the mountaintops anyway… think about that microphone in Giant’s stadium with all those people in the stands that I told you about the other day…. not where I want to live any more…
I needed to get to the place where I realized they both truly were “imposters”… and I need His grace to be able to treat them all the same.
Luke talked about it: “Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked ways will be made straight, and the rough roads will be made smooth.”
Isaiah said the same thing: “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.”
It is happening for me…. more and more each day… and gets more and more real each day too… I no longer live in the valley or on the mountaintop… I just walk on down that straight path… each day… in Him.