Yesterday we purchased six baby chicks.  Four of them are a week old, and two of them are six weeks old.

I can’t imagine how they must have felt — shoved in a box, placed in a strange environment with big humans picking them up throughout the day.  It must be scary for them.

In my post yesterday, I talked about the fear associated with some of the rides at Disney.  But God also spoke to my heart concerning a lot of the rides too.  When we were on many of the rides last week, I saw that most of them followed a rail.   One ride in particular (The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) had lots of curves, bumps, and turns … yet we remained on the rail.  As we meandered along that little rail I thought of our walks with the Lord — our lives in general.  So many times we strive and try so hard, but aren’t we on a course with the Lord that will take us here, there, up, and down?   Isn’t the course directed by Him?  (I believe as long as my heart is to please Him and seek Him — He is directing my steps.)

God knows what tomorrow holds.  We shouldn’t worry, but seek Him and trust.  Doesn’t the Word of God state that God will supply what we need?

Matthew 6:25-26
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.

Those baby chicks really have no control over their fate.  They will learn to trust me.  I will provide their shelter, food, and water.  I have control over how much my child picks them up and puts them down.

As humans, we DO have control over our fate through the choices we make.  Though God is our provider (He meets our needs), we can open spiritual doors that allow the demonic to pick at us.

As we ride along that rail of life, we do have control over what we allow into our lives.

I am going to do my best to protect these baby chicks.  I want them to grow to be big, productive, beautiful, happy hens.  I will give them food, shelter, and clean water.

God provides His Word, His Son, and His Holy Spirit to guide, save, and teach us.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

I believe it is His desire to protect us, provide for us, and see us live productive lives that bring Him glory, however there are things we can do  that can cause a LOT of bumps, twists, and turns on our walk with the Lord.

Think about the doors you will open today.

Is it worth it?

I pray this rambling post ties together and makes sense somehow.

I pray we all make wise choices today.

God bless you!

(Photos:  First photo is a Silver Laced Wyondotte named Belle.  The second photo is of an Americana chick named Connie.)