Equine Wanderings
by Dee Wieninger 


 

 


 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.   Psalms 32:8


I'm not sure I have ever read this verse and seen so many lessons. I need to ask myself, or better yet, ask the Lord which part of this verse do I need most today? Where do you want me to focus my attention, Father? Do I recognize and praise you knowing you are instructing me? Do I even listen to your instruction and wise counsel? Do I trust that your eye is upon me every minute of everyday? Do I find peace in this truth?  Am I being like the horse or mule in some area of my life? Am I so stubborn and uncontrolled that I don't understand that my safest and greatest place is by your side and seek to remain there or do I need your bit and bridle to keep me reigned in? 


Why do we run from a good thing? What is it in the horse or mule that gives them such a wondering spirit? I don't know much about the nature of a horse or mule, but if I take it from this passage they sound like a creature that needs to be tethered or they wonder off to who knows where? It sounds like they don't even know, they just wander away...around! 


The *Merriam Webster (app) definition of wander is: 1: to move about without a fixed course, aim, or goal; to go idly about: ramble. 2: to follow a winding course : meander. 

3a: to go astray (as from a course): stray. None of these sound like a good thing.  


In my attempts at managing this diabetes stuff I have meandered and rambled in my attempts of a healthier life style. Frankly, I have been down right stubborn at times totally denying the truth of even having this disease making it that much harder to reign it in!  Lately, the Lord has allowed me to recognize where I need to be and not require that bit and bridle...so much!  I recognize wise counsel in this area and take heed. Most of all my favorite place to be is by His side, in His Word, surrounded by His love and grace. No need for bit and bridle here....well most of the time!   Thank you, Father for instructing and teaching me which way to go! Blessings fellow equine! 



 

 

 


 
 
 
 
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