The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8

Listen, trust and obey

As we were travelling through the Alberta countryside, we happened upon a herd of cattle. Now, those who know Bob well will know that he has a mean cow-moo. He couldn't resist....and the following shots are what ensued.
As I reviewed them, a saw a lesson in it about me, the crowd, and my God......

There are times when I feel fenced in....somehow locked into a life that is not very much different than the rest of the crowd or herd.
Then I hear a voice calling to me to come closer, to follow...
others start to run away...fearful, untrusting

But most are afraid to step out and away from the others....they run together
to hide, to stay within their comfort zone

But, Lord, have me be the one....the one to stop and listen,
to move closer to you even when the others don't.

Give me courage to stand alone, trusting in you.
I pray that I will listen when you call, and then obey.

I pray that my life would have purpose larger than me, that my deeds would have meaning deeper than the work, and that my light would so shine for you.

Be a beacon for Him today; be a blessing, my friends.

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carolee said...

Very inspiring - thanks for sharing.

And, having had the privilege of hearing Bob's cow-call, I'm amazed they didn't stampede to the fence, eyelashes all a-flutter!

Lovella said...

Joanne, what a wonderful post. I so enjoyed your pictures and they way you saw God through his creation.
Oh and I think your header picture is just perfect.

IDriSh LAxmIdHAR said...

nice post..!!!

the way your pictures speak is truly inspiring..!!!!

i guess even i should start using my camera...!!!

Theresa said...

If the beautiful photos weren't uplifting enough, your observations really hit the spot! Thanks for making me think a little differently today.