Upon The Rock






As I continue digesting the content of chapter 6 this week, I decided to introduce some imagery into my posts.   The graphic above I borrowed from a hiking adventure website, I added some colorization and the text.   The text comes out of Psalm 27.

P.D. Tripp references this verse when describing my condition.  My inability to save myself.  My inability to fully protect myself.  Even my inability to find the one who can save me.  God pursued me, He continues to pursue me.  He then doesn't just show me a rock to climb, but HE WILL LIFE ME HIGH UPON A ROCK!   He places me there.  This is for my protection, I can choose to climb down, and often I do.  I climb down and make myself vulnerable to attacks of the world, the attacks from my self.  

Now here is the even more good news... Even when I climb down and I realize I can't climb back up... Jesus will pick me back up and set me back on the rock...   This doesn't mean I won't face consequences for my climbing down.  I may still have bumps, bruises, scratches, and cuts... but while on the rock those begin to heal.

I need to remember to stay on the rock as much as possible, the Rock that found me.  I need to remember to quit looking for a different rock to climb.  Those rocks won't protect me and I get even more bumps, cuts, bruises and scratches trying to climb climb those rocks.

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  1. Good imagery Ryan. Being lifted high upon the Rock is a good thought to have. Reminds me somewhat of Moses hiding in the cleft of the rock.

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    1. Thanks Bill, thought you might like. Good comparison to Moses as well!

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  2. " . . . the Rock that found me." So true, Ryan! There is nothing we an do on our own. God has come calling, seeking His own, and when we obey, He will set us on the pinnacle of His love, safe in His unending grace and protection.
    Blessings!

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    1. So true Martha, I just need to learn to stay on that Rock!

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