Friday, 7 March 2008

Man, The Predator

Scripture: “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid…” Isaiah 12:2

Man is a predator and a horse is a prey animal. The natural response of a horse to man is to flee. Most predators like man have their eyes close together, ears farther back and a horse recognizes those traits as traits of a predator. Yet God has designed the horse so that the horse can develop a trust in man. This kind of trust is amazing. Amos, my horse, sees me and quickly comes to me; he senses no threat in me as a predator. He even allows me to subdue him by putting a bridle on his head, a bit in his mouth and a saddle on his back. Finally, he even lets me climb on his back. This is not natural for a horse. A horses basic instinct is to rid anything that is on its back. Training and development of trust by his trainer is what convinces a horse to trust.

How do you see your Heavenly Father? Do you trust Him or do you see Him as a predator? Someone you have to fear? Look at our scripture today, the words tell us we need to trust. God is our salvation. Fear is not something that we have to worry about as we approach our Heavenly Father. He wants to walk with us each moment of the day. Why not place your hand in His today and walk and talk together. Tell your Heavenly Father how much you love Him.

Prayer Thought: I will not fear you Father, I will trust and love You.

9 comments:

Robin said...

Wow! Incredible word picture! Thanks for sharing and keep the lessons coming...

wornoutwoman said...

I trust God with a capital T. If it weren't for God I wouldn't be here today many times over. I'm so blessed that He loves me and am to this day astounded that He keeps opening His arms to me over and over.

Anonymous said...

Jim, I really appreciate this deep and profound devotional. I have placed you on my favorites list and check your blog daily. This is a side of you I did not know that well. You are an excellent writer, and your thoughts and words are God-indwelled, and will speak forth powerfully to those who read and listen. I am so glad you have found this outlet...we are all benefiting from what you write!

CDCVersion said...

Hey, I just went out and got myself an identity. This is new for me. Not sure how this works. I used the name I used in seminary when I was translating Greek and doing exegetical papers. Now you will know who I am when I post! (Your former and continuing friend at ILNC)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Not sure who "anonymous" is?! Thanks all for your kind words!
CDC - you need to get your blog up and running!
Hey "wornoutwoman" you can be assured Trust should be spelled with a capital T!
Robin - Your a great friend! I always look for your comments!

CDCVersion said...

cdcversion used to be anonymous...didn't want to keep you guessing each time I wrote.

CDCVersion said...

"Journey of Hope" is my new, first time ever, not sure about this, giving it a try Blog. When I went to choose an idenity for signing my name on your blog, it just naturally led me into my own blog. Lots to learn...like how do I insert pictures...just landscapes from off the web, or things that will match what I'm writing about. It's just going to be an on-line journal, not a devotional yet. You're too tough to compete with!! Anyway, will still need tips from you when you get back to the camp!!

praise365 said...

There was a time when (not that long ago)fear of God was a huge concern. While the judgement day may be more like a judgement month for me, I am confident that because of the blood of Christ I have been redeemed!

God, I love you!

Candace said...

Well written article.