“He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.” (Psalm 62:2 NKJV)
My husband and I recently went for a walk and a soak in the sun in one of the re-opened parks in Bucharest. Walks in nature are so life-giving and we missed them for a while during the shut-down. As you walk towards the large children’s section of the park there is this huge range of “mountains” that decorate this side of the park. It is impressive and fascinating. I can only imagine how little kids must enjoy them! But if you go and touch them, you can tell that they are fake, and if you knock on the “rocks”, there is a hollow sound that confirms that these are mere decorations. Children cannot climb on them because they can easily break. You cannot use any parts of them for construction because they were not meant to support heavy structures. But when we drive for two hours out of our city we can find real mountains. They are big and impressive and strong and no matter the storms and winds, they stand tall and resilient. And beautiful.
You see, I often find myself being satisfied with the fake rocks in the “park” of my life. I seek to find satisfaction in things that easily wither away, like people’s opinion about me. Or I seek to find security in our savings or financial stability. My emotions depend too much on the circumstances that I am in. I am satisfied with little, when God is giving me so much more! He is offering me Himself, his Person, his love without caution, regret, boundary, limit, breaking point or self-protection. This is why “He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”
Prayer of response:
“My God, I am coming to you confessing that I often find satisfaction, security and love in the wrong places, while all the while you are offering Yourself to me. Please turn my eyes towards you, fix my eyes on you, because those who look to you are radiant, and their faces are never covered with shame. Thank you for being the Everest of life and so much more to me!”
—Submitted by Diana DU Anton
Diana and her husband, Bogdan, serve as missionaries in Bucharest, Romania with Josiah Venture. She writes and speaks to inspire joy and point to Jesus, her first love. You can join her journey of life in the big city, while being a farm girl at heart, on her new blog www.lifeonfarmroad.com