What Will You Fall For?
By Kathy Carlton Willis –
I couldn’t believe my eyes as I witnessed five deer running across the church parking lot in Taylor, Michigan. They moved with grace as if there wasn’t a care in the world. I stopped in my tracks to watch them. My mind flashed back to my childhood when Dad allowed us to go with him to prepare a country place for deer hunting. I never liked the thought of killing Bambi, but I loved being surrounded by the autumn scenery. We kicked through piles of golden leaves while other trees still blazed with color. Fallen leaves became forts as we transformed into armies at war. Imagination was the game of the day.
To this day, autumn is one of my favorite seasons, when trees seem to be sun-kissed with balls of fire. Intense reds and burnished gold paint the skylines. The air is crisp and the sun sets early. I can’t wait until next month, when the ground will be blanketed with fallen leaves.
Just as leaves fall down in autumn, we should naturally fall down before our Lord. We might as well practice for what we will be doing in Heaven! One praise song describes that day: “We fall down, we lay our crown at the feet of Jesus. The greatness of His mercy and love at the feet of Jesus…”
Today, thinking about the greatness of God’s mercy leads me to fall down before His face. And while I’m falling before His face, I will thank Him for this coming fall season. I’ve fallen, and I won’t get up until I know I’ve met with God!
We have learned in this world, to not fall for anything or we will get kicked while we are down. Instead, we need to surrender our independent spirits and learn to put our faith in God alone.
AUTHOR QUOTE: What will you fall for?
“As the hart [deer] panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God” (Psalm 42:1, KJV).
Today’s devotion is by Kathy Carlton Willis, wife to Russ, member of Christian Humor Writers, editor, publicist and a certified CLASSeminars speaker. Kathy Carlton Willis Communications encompasses her many passions. Learn more about how she reflects Christ as she shines the spotlight on others at: http://kcwcomm.blogspot.com/ or http://www.kathycarltonwillis.com/.