Tuesday, 15 April 2008

My Teacher! The Master's Touch!


When I was in high school my English teacher invited the senior class over to her house to ride horses! I was excited! I loved to ride horses, had my own horse but this was special. When we got there we all got to ride. Then my teacher went out in the paddock and got this beautiful horse and gave us a demonstration of great horsemanship. She tacked up the horse, mounted the horse and then rode the horse flawlessly. The horse walked, trotted, performed at various gaits, and turned on cue. It was confident! It recognized the Masters touch.

Do you recognize the Masters touch? When Jesus cues you up do you hear Him? Are you obedient to His touch? Does He have to convince you that you have worth? He created you and He wants to use you no matter what you think your worth. Just do what He asks.

Oh by the way, my teacher got that beautiful horse absolutely free. She had taken one of her other horses to the vet and saw the horse at the clinic. She asked the vet what he was going to do with the horse and vet said it was there to be destroyed - put down. The reason? The horse was completely blind. What one person saw as useless and wanted to destroy, my teacher recognized potential and worth. Christ see's that in you!

The horse in the picture? That is a wild mustang that was adopted and trained by the young lady trick rider. Christ can use you regardless of your circumstances and background. Give Him all of your life today.

17 comments:

CDCVersion said...

Another good one, Papa! You take the practical and turn it into the profound. I so appreciate a teacher who would take a blind horse and train it, and then take a class of students and train them. Now that's a teacher!

Indian Lake Papa said...

CDC - I was amazed at how the horse would boldly run, cantor, with no fear, no stumbling, no knowledge of where it was headed. We need to live like that! Confident that He is leading us.

Life Adapted said...

You have a sweet way in which you tell a story. Thanks for sharing. We are training (by we I mean, my son) a seeing eye puppy and we pray for the blind person who may someday be able to boldly go through life with the help of this dog. We have a great Leader in Christ and the analogy you make is excellent. Be blessed.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks LA - We need to be willing to trust the urging of our Lord.

Lori said...

Papa, I love the way you put Christ at the center of our "world". Not many people can do this, and I'm sure, with the little that I know of you, the Master is pleased! Well done, good and faithful servant!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Papa. I needed this reminder today. He is still training me, teaching an old 'horse' new tricks. ;)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Lori - Keeping Christ at the center of our world is our goal right?

Michelle - I am an "old plug" but I hope the Master can still teach me new tricks. I have lots to learn.

Robin said...

Excellent post! I like how you use horses to make valuable life lessons. Thanks for sharing!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - I love horses. They are so wonderful - no other animal has such a willingness to learn to trust. The funny part is their instinct is to flee! Amazing creature!

Tam said...

Lovely post. Again! You are so gifted Papa!

Yes, i have many times delayed in doing something I know the Lord was urging me to do. Not so much from lack of worth as much as fear. I'm getting much better but I have a ways to go yet.

Love you Mama!!!

Love you Papa!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - Fear is one of our God-given emotions. But use it wisely. We both love you too!

Ed said...

Saving horses and helping people. I guess by keeping busy is how you and Mama stay young.

It is amazing how horses, and poeple, can overcome so much if we just give them a chance.

Darla said...

This is a very good post. I certainly don't want to be on your bad list :)

Hazmat/osha meetings were never as boring as Bus safety meetings..example one was an hour and a half long about checking your bus for sleeping children...sure it needed to be done but was torturous!

CrossView said...

This reminds me of a series we have called "Sermon on the Mount" where Lew Sterrett uses horses to explain Biblical concepts. I hope one day to go to a live presentation!

http://www.miraclemountainranch.com/sotm/aboutsotm.html

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - horses are remarkable animals. like Crossview says above - they are animals that can be used to explain life's concepts. One week from today I should be riding my horse back in Michigan.

Darla - you are not really on my bad list! :o)

Carol - CDCversion said...

This is a test...Im using you this morning, Friend! Want to see if my name change shows up when I leave a comment.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Yep Carol - looks fine!