So, as I rode on the rear-end of the tandem bike a couple of weeks ago in Eagle Crest, Oregon, I had this spoken little moment with the Lord. He showed me Will's backside, shown below...and spoke to me about my need to, just as I had to keep my eyes on Will's front pedals or I'd totally veer us off into the ditch (happened many times, ask Will!), I had to keep just as in-stride with and my eyes on His steps. I don't need to see the full road ahead, as all I could really see with Will in front of me on the bike was his backside, and strange as it was to stare at it for so long, it was a real comfort, to "blindly" trust his guidance, to keep us on the correct path, and I even felt relieved and at peace to trust him with the crashes too, as I knew he'd get us right back up again. And P.S. I tried out the driver's seat for a few short strides and after 3 crash-downs, we decided to put me in the back again, I had no idea how to control that thing. Sound familiar?
So here's to the reminder to follow in our great Leader's strides, never looking to the right or left, questioning His ability to guide best! Enjoy the ride and the view as it passes by with me, take deep breaths, resting and trusting in each of His planted steps/strides, as you keep in line with His pre-ordained path. Release control and follow your best Guide.
A few verses I love to ponder on this "steps" matter...
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. (1 Peter 2:21)
Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from Your way. (Psalm 44:18)
Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway. (Psalm 85:13)
My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. (Job 23:11) Thou hast enlargened my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. (Psalm 18:36) The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in His way. (Psalm 37:23)