Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hold Fast

"But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now." Joshua 23:8

When I saw this picture it reminded me of this scripture to hold fast to the Lord. Look closely to the little fingers of this precious child. Do you see what I first noticed? This child is holding on to that finger so tightly that her own finger tips are turning white! This baby does not want to let go of the one who is holding her. It's as though that baby is saying, "You will have to pry my fingers loose because I am not going to let go!"

What a beautiful picture of how we are to "hold fast" to our Lord! Too many times I find myself barely holding on to the Lord. As though only one finger is barely hooked to one of the Lord's fingers. Too many times when things go wrong in our lives we ask the Lord why He left us; or where did he go? The answer is clear; it was never the Lord who let go. For He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. No, for me I have found that in those moments it's me who let go of Him. When things were going so well I started to think I didn't need the Lord as much to help me along my journey. I would gradually loosen the grip I had on the Lord's hand and thought to myself, "I'm doing pretty well - I don't need the Lord's guidance as much I did before. I'm a big girl now - I can do this all by myself."

What foolish thoughts!

Dear Heavenly Father, when I start to loose my grip on Your mighty hand may You remind me of this precious picture that I am to always "hold fast" to You. It is in Your mighty power and strength that I can do anything and all things, not mine. Thank you gracious Father that You are my refuge and ever present help. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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Nic said...

What a WONDERFUL post today! I did one like that for my very first WFW just a few weeks ago, but it was of my son and my finger. Your verse is different though. I absolutely enjoyed reading your thoughts and perspective on your chosen picture and verse!

luvmy4sons said...

Holding fast with you!

bp said...

This is a great picture, you're right! Thanks for sharing today.

Susan said...

I loved this Michele!!

Did you take that picture? It's great.

Thanks for sharing, and stopping by. I've missed you too♥

Sharon Brumfield said...

Hold fast girl--I am too. I know in this past year there have been so many times when I let go of His hands....and felt my life spiral out of control...anger, depression.I guess in my heart I was trying to get as far away from the one who was allowing it all.
The one thing I do know...even when my fingers let go....He holds me still in the palm of His hand.
He is above,below,behind and in front....I am-you are...surrounded.

Alleluiabelle said...

Precious Precious Friend,

I love you! I'm holding on as tightly to Him as I can.

I pray that He covers you with a full body healing Michele. I know how health issues can grab hold...some days worse than others.

Father, I pray for a miracle for Michele. I pray that you heal her with your Divine Miraculous touch this night and let the healing blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ pulsate all throughout her body from the top of her head to the souls of her feet. Yes Lord, we thank you in advance for your healing...We Believe, We Receive and we praise, honor and glorify your mighty name. Amen.

Big Hugs,

Amydeanne said...

may that be my prayer for today too!

LeAnn said...

This was perfect for me. I am focusing on the word "abide", and this fits right in! Thanks!

Nancie said...

Amen! Thank God that He is never leaves us nor forsakes us! This picture is so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us this encouraging post. May the Lord holds you near to Him daily as you rest in Him.

With love and prayers,

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Great post! Love the picture as it is a beautiful representation! :D