Friday, March 6, 2009

One Of Those Days

It has been one of those days ~ when something happens that you weren't expecting ~ and it kind of broad sides you ~ sends you reeling ~ and when you come to you are wondering "where did that come from." Sounds like a perfect situation that the ole devil set into motion. Yep, one of those days.

But it was more than that. It was a day that brought to mind this verse ~ Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart (Psalm 26:2). I once read something to the affect that when we ride and use the reins to guide a horse we are testing him to see if he will obey. We are trying to figure out if the horse's mind and it's willingness to obey our directions are indeed connected to those reins. I don't know too much about horses (which is saying alot since I do live in the Bluegrass area ~horse capital of the world) but this sounds right.

And isn't that the way it is with our Lord. He communicates with us ~ there is testing involved ~ and we have to decide whether we will listen and obey. Isn't He checking to see if our "reins" are connected to our heart and soul? That is God proving us.

I look back on this morning and what transpired in just a few short minutes and I have to say that I am pretty sure that I failed in obeying the Lord's directions ~ which in my case would have required me not to "react" to the situation. In the end I made a very important decision that I believe I was supposed to make so it wasn't a total bust. Maybe I didn't fail the "proving" test as badly as I had thought. I would like to hope that I didn't.

5 Thoughts On The Matter:

GraceFromHim said...


Oh, sister, I hear you.....I had a week like that. And God really spoke to me clearly about how I need to stop trying in my own power and strength to change. This ole' flesh is so wicked. I did a whole lot of crying out to God and I know there was a purpose in it, as hard as it was.

Praying for you
Growing In Grace Together,

Deborah said...

I think I may be in the midst of one of those tests....and I have no idea what the right answers are....ever have one of those nightmares when you're back in school?!

Dani Joy said...

I had one of those days yesterday! OOO I failed miserably but then I sent myself to my room for a time out! Needed some quiet time with my Lord!

I believe that if we allow Christ to pick us back up we are not failing.

beautiful blog!

Marsha said...

Wonderful analogy, Cathryn. Thanks so much for sharing it. I too failed by responding incorrectly to something my hubby said yesterday, so this was an "ouch!" for me to read.

Michele Williams said...

Yes, this too has happened to me too... I don't know why I fight that ole bit and reins... Like I know better than the Lord.... NOT...Yet I still want to go my own way sometimes.... Great post.. Miss you dear...