Walking on my Garden Path
While walking on my garden path
That runs between the wild flowers
The peace I feel from deep within
A place I could spend so many hours
This path at first is large patio blocks
All nice and neat in a solid row
Straight and true solid and safe
Everything moving in a steady flow
The walking path has begun to change
Broken bricks and pieces patched
Smooth and easy walking still
All arranged and nicely matched
The path again begins to change
Pebbles and stones and tiny rocks
But solid and smooth not a bump
As smooth as with the patio blocks
The changes to the path beneath my feet
Are like the changes around me in life
The width of the path remains the same
Straight and true through the strife
This is the way of a Christian's path
In a world that's filled with shame
The world around us constantly changes
The Great I Am will remain the same
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.
This poem comes from a dream I had. It was a simple dream and I was alone, not frightened or lonely just me by myself. I was walking on a garden path, through wild flowers not a botanical type flower garden. The path was paved, first with patio blocks all nice and neat. Then the path changed. It looked like broken pieces of brick or patio bricks pieced together, but smooth enough for walking. Then the path changed again, this time into small pebbles or stones. Still smooth enough for walking with no problem. Walking through a garden of wild flowers, the path changed beneath my feet, but the width of the path remain the same, never increasing or decreasing and it was straight. It was a peaceful dream and I felt contented and calm and the wild flowers were beautiful.
I have thought about this dream the last few days. That is like our Christian walk.The path changed as does the world and life around us. By trusting God, the path will stay straight. He will keep the path firm under my feet.
[quote]By trusting God, the path will stay straight. He will keep the path firm under my feet.[/quote]
It is such a simple key to living, isn't it? :wink: And yet, we get so distracted by our own curious nature we wander off to areas of the garden where we shouldn't be, where things are slippery under foot.