Today I walk long. I walk to think. I walk to sing. I walk to pray. I walk to find inspiration. And I find it. And it speaks to me. And God speaks to me. And I listen. My walk takes me to a park and a swing. So I sit and I swing and I listen. I let myself be wrapped in Sunday afternoon light. And I let the wind blow all my cares away. And I open my eyes to see. To see what He's speaking to me. And He shows me a squirrel on the highest branch on the tip of a twig that could snap any moment. A squirrel that holds on for life. A squirrel afraid. But then he gets brave and he backs up little by little until he's safe and he's back in his nest. And He says to me you've been that squirrel. That squirrel so afraid. And then He says to me I brought you to that precipice you're standing on. And I will keep bringing you back to it because that's where I want you. Because I don't want you to be afraid. I don't want you to turn back to safety. I want you to trust Me. To trust Me, to trust that I know what I'm doing. To trust that as you take that flying leap of faith, I will catch you. I will carry you. I will carry you to the place where I am. I will set you free. I will set your feet on solid ground, on holy ground. So I listen. I let it sink in. I stand at the precipice with my toes curled over the edge. And I jump. I jump afraid.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on thine own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6