Scripture: “Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.”
I have been around horses off and on for many years. When I decided to purchase my present horse the question that I was asked often was; “How experienced as a rider are you?” In other words how much experience have you had handling horses? That was a tough question for me to answer. As a young person growing up on a farm I had learned from my father how to care and handle horses. I became what I considered an excellent horseback rider. Now many years later I had to rethink my experience with horses.
Over the next few months I realized that my previous “experience” was now lacking! I still remembered what I had learned, but crawling back into a saddle was now a new experience. I bounced all over the place and had very limited control. I decided that I could not rely on my past experiences to now kick in and make me that top-notch rider I thought I could be. As a result, I am reading horsemanship books, going to training sessions, working on a horse rescue ranch and riding a horse that is safe for an in-experienced rider to learn on – Amos.
I have been learning through the years as a Christian that this walk with Jesus is a new experience each day. Just when I think I have all the experience I need, I learn something new or do something that I shouldn’t. I am learning that as a Christian I still need to read God’s word and pray daily. If I just rely on my past experiences I may just get into trouble.
By the way, the horse in the picture is a wild Mustang that has been trained by the young lady.
Prayer Thought: Hopefully today I will use my time to develop my Christian experience.