While writing a blog this morning, I paused for a few moments to searching for the right words. As I turned my head slightly, a movement behind me attracted my attention. In the corner of the room was a box which I had opened rather hurriedly the day before and I had left it sitting in the corner. The box was empty except for an inflated "pillow" which had kept the item from jostling around in the box during shipment.
I had turned on the ceiling fan and the box was positioned in such a way that the breeze from the fan eventually lifted the pillow out of small box and the pillow was now dancing about on the floor under the fan.
I found myself chuckling as it twirled round and round, never making any headway but suddenly a very sobering thought struck me. This little pillow was being tossed about in the wind, not going anywhere except round and round and round. This reminded me of this warning:
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 4:14 (KJV)
This is what happens if we are not anchored in Christ. We spin round and round, dancing about, first going this way, then going that way. We are in constant movement, unable to become established in good soil and then we wonder why we do not grow strong and why we do not produce any fruit. We wonder why every little bump in the road causes us to spin out of control, drift away and find ourselves caught up in a whirlpool from which there seems to be no escape.
God does not want us to be tumbleweeds, cut off from the root and dead even though we are bouncing about. He wants us to firmly rooted, alive and thriving and when the storms of life come, we will still be standing and firmly planted in Him.
Good analogy for why we need to grow up and be grounded in the Word of God.