Last week we discussed how to not just live with others in an understanding way but to do so as a way of loving them, which I hope you have already put into practice. This week I’d like to discuss another principle that all of us as His brides can adopt and incorporate into our lives taken from these familiar verses.
Proverbs 3:5–6—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Isaiah 30:21—"Your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left.'"
Yesterday when I asked my grandson what he’d been up to, he told me he’d gotten a hoverboard for his birthday (from his other grandparents) and that he’d been practicing riding it. I asked how well he was doing and he answered “I just need to trust the board more. Most people try to balance it by leaning, but it has a built-in balancing mechanism. So by them trying to make it level, it causes them to fall off.”
Driving home I kept thinking about how similar this is to us spiritually. God has a built-in balancing mechanism but instead of “trusting the Lord” we lean and fall off. Our HH uses His love to teach us how He wants us to navigate, hands-free and worry-free, to steer around the world’s troubles. And it will be our lack of trust or unbridled trust that will be the determining factor on how well we travel along our journeys.
It's not just about us, is it? When we travel, what’s important to keep in mind is that people are watching (2 Corinthians 3:2). So how well or how poorly a believer travels through life is continually being watched. So, when we travel outstandingly well, it’s a fact that everyone will stop to watch in awe—just like the young people who’ve mastered hoverboards. I remember the first time I saw one, it was at an outdoor mall and I stood there in awe as a couple of teen boys on hoverboards were weaving in and out of a crowd. Everyone stopped in awe and wonder.
Since we are His brides, imagine how breathtaking it would be to show friends family and strangers what it’s like to weave in and out of difficulties navigating and dodging the cares of this world? It's not difficult or impossible. It just takes a day-to-day, moment-by-moment commitment and determination to practice riding and weaving being held up by His love.
Even though these boards don’t truly “hover” over or lift off the ground, science has already discovered the means to lift. As you watch this 90-second video, listen in terms of spiritually rather than physically. Hoverboards are Real
Since He's called us to be His brides, let’s allow His love surrounding us to lift us, carry us above, and hover over the world’s troubles. Let His love dispel all evidence of our lack of trust, as we “trust the Lord” no longer leaning to what we understand. Let us live a life of faith to the point of causing others who witness our life to want the abundant life of a bride herself.