Watch Your Step — 17 Comments

  1. Excellent, excellent post Janis! What a fantastic illustration/analogy for a spiritual lesson.

    I am sorry you have fallen a few times. I wish that had not happened to you, but praise God, your spiritual ears are open to this powerful message, so we can all be blessed by it…

    I agree, a physical fall hurts at times, far more than a spiritual one… but this pain to our body is temporal.. but are sin can be far more impacting than that.

  2. wonderful post, i agree with you, it’s good we have a gracious and merciful God who helps us when we desire and willingly change and leave our sin.


  3. That rings super true for me…had a wonderful fall in the bedroom a few weeks back…bruises are fading well now. God was so good in that I missed furniture but fell on my knees (both replaced) and walking on them to the bed to get up is no fun. It is a great parallel to remember the worse dangers in falling spiritually.
    My post is about angelic charge over us.

  4. I’m so glad you weren’t hurt. If those falls had to happen I’m glad God gave you these thoughts to share with us. It really is something to think about. Thank you!

  5. Glad to hear that the main thing bruised was your pride. I loved the way you described your fall as the earth pulling you towards itself. Which is exactly way our “pet” sins tend to be but as we abide more in Him they come to loose their magnetic pull.

  6. Janis…this is such a beautiful, honest reflection. I too am prone to “fall.”
    I have to tell you, I JUST finished up my lessons for a Friday Girl’s Bible Study that I teach and we’re doing a “living water” devo…we’re making water bottle wraps to give away to the school and of course they have, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38 NIV” on them!

    I LOVE when God confirms!

    Wonderful visit!

  7. Great words here! My sister-in-law has fallen twice in the last month and injured her hand and foot. But as much pain as that has to be, falling spiritually is much worse. Thank you for this reminder. God bless you!

  8. Blessings Janis,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your ‘falls’ and pray that you are alright and continue to watch yourself and surroundings!

    I really love this photo and the chosen verse on our Living Water! What a fantastic comparison of the spiritual and physical falls with such wisdom and spiritual practical lesson. The fall did not shake any screws loose anyway (lol)…
    Not sure of my stumbling block or what is keeping me off balance but I know that mu full balance lies in Him and being in His Word! Praying we both stay far from falling and watch our steps and surroundings. Thank you for such well written wisdom for us grounded in His Word and Living Water!!!


  9. Thank you, Peggy, for your good thoughts about my health. I am doing fine as the last fall was about a month ago. Thank you even more for additional prayers to keep us both on “balance” in Him.

    Thank you for visiting.
    From My Heart to Yours,

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. The picture is beautiful and the verse is comforting. So glad you did not get hurt. I fell several months ago, I think I must have been sleepwalking because I don’t remember getting up. When I ran into a recliner and started falling I woke up and called my husband. I hit my head on my dresser and I think I knocked something loose in my earx as a few weeks later I had some dizziness that sent me to PT. When you come out of our bathroom door you either go downstairs or in the bedroom. I have no idea where I went but I do believe God was guiding me.

    Blessings, AE

  11. What a great devotional to go with this lovely photo and wonderful verse from the Word of God. I could totally relate as I broke my foot earlier this year – just from stepping off a curb funny! It’s scary and frustrating and does make us think twice, doesn’t it! I still play tag with my grandkids, but I’m noticing I’m doing it a bit more cautiously. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by SandwichINK as well 🙂

  12. Really wise words here, Janis. Frankly, I have never given much consideration, or pragmatic prevention of, spiritual falling. You’re right –I’m much more careful about my physical well-being than I am about my spiritual well-being.

  13. Janis, be careful!! I know how an unexpected fall can really shake you up. I had one myself in September. But what a great message you took out of that. No, I also take my spiritual balance for granted sometimes. And I don’t attend to staying spiritually fit and aware.

    What’s throwing me off balance today? Not trusting God’s timing…in many areas of my life and that of my family.

    GOD BLESS, Janis – please take care!!

  14. What a great analogy — if only we were as careful with the spiritual as we are with the spiritual. I definitely want to hold tight to the One who holds EVERYTHING in balance!