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Leaning on the Holy Spirit

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!  1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV

I’m a klutz, and my family loves to tease me about it.

As I strolled through a restaurant parking lot in Washington, DC, I tripped over a curb and clumsily danced in a circle to avoid falling. What a scene.

Walking my hilly neighborhood in the morning is also a struggle. Hearing how I dreaded those intimidating ascents prompted my husband to suggest I try one of his hiking poles. It made a difference to lean on the sturdy metal stick and easily navigate the hills. Walking was fun again.

I gave myself an official set of teal Black Diamond walking sticks one Christmas. I set them at the recommended height and embarked on my maiden voyage. Like a cross-country skier gliding through snow tracks on pavement, I used each pole to help me up and down the steep inclines. Neighbors peered out their windows and exclaimed, “Look. She’s training for the Appalachian Trail!”

The Holy Spirit, my ever-present Trainer, is like my walking sticks. He provides balance and stability in every challenging situation. If I ignore or let go of Him, I will inevitably stumble or trip. Holding on to Jesus is the only way to trek life’s pathways successfully. I plan to grab Jesus’ hand daily, so I can boldly press on with Him.

What are some ways you can lean on the Holy Spirit?

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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.