Trust and obey
A father and his son went for a walk one day in the jungle of Africa. It was their routine to do so every morning.
The boy was young and became very obedient to do everything his father had told him to do.
On this paticular day, the boy had gone ahead of his father and was playing in the grass near some trees when suddenly his father shouted for his son. He yelled his name and directed him to lie down.
Not understanding, but totally trusting his father. The father directed him to crawl out of the grass. Still not understanding why, he crawled toward his father as if it were some kind of game.
When the boy reached his father he was greeted with a big hug. His father praised him for his unquestionable obedience and told him how proud he was of him for doing exactly what he had ask. even thought the boy did not fully understand what was going on, he obeyed.
The father then turned his son around to show him why he told to do those things. Above the area where he had been playing was a hughe boa constictor that would have easily squeezed the life out of him had he remaind standing where he had been.
There have been many times when I am not sure why God wants me to do something, but I must completly trust that God knows what is best for me.
The safest place for us to be is wherever we are when we trust and obey God. He knows what is best for us, even when we we don’t understand.
Solomon tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”