Today’s post comes from a sweet moment I had with my girls last week. Every night before bed we read from a devotional by Dannah Gresh called The One Year Mother Daughter Devo. I ordered it on Amazon Prime when I saw Dannah had written it because I absolutely LOVE all her books on raising Godly girls. We absolutely love it and my girls always remind me when it’s time to read it.
One of our devotionals last week was called “No Fear”. It was talking about trusting God with every step you take and the key scripture was from Acts 16:6-8:
Coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.
At the end of each devotional is a section called “Girl Gab” and it gives you a topic to discuss or a project to do together. For this devotional our project was for the girls to blind fold me then give me direction to get to a destination(or room) of their choice. I had to trust them that they weren’t going to run me into any walls or make me fall down the stairs. I also had to believe that the destination they chose for me was a good place and not somewhere I would rather not be. Since my oldest daughter, Ellie, got a sewing machine for Christmas she was beyond excited to put the sleep mask she had made to good use!
I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to walk at first because I was learning to understand what my daughter, Olivia(age 5), meant when she said move to certain ways. But when I was confused I simply asked her to repeat what she meant in a way I could understand. Of course the girls wanted their turn at it after I was done and we had a great deal of fun.
The coolest part was the visual illustration of how God leads us. We may sometimes feel like we are following Him blindly because we can’t always see the big picture but we have to trust that He has our best interest in mind and will not lead us into harms way. Just like my girls had a destination in mind(they picked a different room to lead me to each time) God has a destination for us too. We can choose to live a life full of fear which will cause us to not take a baby step when God gives us direction. I also love the reminder that it’s okay to tell God we are confused and to please make it more clear to us the direction we are to go…He loves having that personal relationship with us and confirming the things He has been speaking to our heart.