Sunday, January 23, 2011

What I Learn at Disney

Please forgive me. It has been 6 months since my last blog. (Can't wait to hear my confessions now, huh!)

Wow, I am sorry it has taken this long to write. When I started this blog school was winding down and summer was giving me more time to think and act on those thoughts. The last blog was the end of July. We started back to school the first of August. See the connection?

I have written many blogs in my head, late at night while lying in the bed. I just couldn't seem to get them onto the computer. I am trying to get back to it.

I have wanted to share a story with you for a while that really struck a chord with me. Last spring (yes, it has take this long to write it down!), I was with friends at Disney World. I love Disney and can get a bit "park Nazi" on trips there. Just ask John!! So of course I was leading the pack in the park for that day's adventure. As our group walked along, my friend Lydia was walking beside me in the lead of the others. Not wanting to be a complete dictator on where we were heading, I turned to her and asked her opinion as to the direction we should take.

Her reply: "I might be walking beside you, but I am following you."

Wow!! That statement hit me so hard. Do you see where this should be in our lives?

God so wants us to follow him, but that needs to be done while walking with him. We need the connection as well as the willingness to go where he leads.

I may know the quickest path to Space Mountain, but I still need lots of guidance for the direction to take in my own amusement park we call life! And I don't always walk as if I have someone beside me (even though he is there, ready to be acknowledged).

My prayer is that I will walk each day with him knowing that he will not lead me wrong. I am trying but sometimes I take a wrong turn and end up in Toon Town instead of Tomorrow Land (If you get my drift!).

1 comment:

  1. Yay, you're back! :) Even though I've heard this story before, it was nice to read it again. It made me think of the fun we've had at Disney!