Deuteronomy 31:8 (The Message)
"God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry."
I love how active the verse is. God is striding ahead of me. He isn't sauntering. He isn't strolling. He is striding. And, he is ahead of me. As I was spending time meditating on this verse a picture came to mind. A month or so ago, Derek and I were watching Mythbusters. On that particular episode they were trying to find out if there was any truth behind the theory that if you follow draft a semi-truck it will improve your gas mileage. After a lot of experimenting, they discovered that if you follow VERY closely to a semi-truck your gas mileage does show significant improvements (but you had a follow at a distance that was not safe). Back to the verse, I was realizing that if God is actively moving ahead of me, the best place for me to be is right behind him in his draft. And, the closer I am to him the easier my journey will be. Wow. Isn't that so true?
Stay tuned for my 2nd verse (sometime around 1/15).