The book Hinds’ Feet in High Places captured my attention from the beginning with the storyline, characters, and words. In the story, Much-Afraid, the main character, is on a journey to the high places so that she can enter the Kingdom of Love and be with the Shepherd.
Along the journey, the Shepherd takes her on a path that leads away from the high places. She questions Him about this with tear-filled eyes and in response He tells her, “No, it is not a contradiction, only postponement for the best to become possible,” and the author writes, “He was leading her away from her heart’s desire altogether and gave no promise at all as to when he would bring her back.”
I love her response to Him: “I will go with you for you know I do love you and you have the right to choose for me anything that you please.“
She also later after she has gone through trials and held onto the Shepherd’s promises, she says, “I was that woman, but am not that woman now.” She said because of an “inner and secret mark [that] no one would have noticed any difference outwardly but all the same a deep inner change had taken place, which indicated a new stage in her life.”
As for me, I recently wrote about how God overwhelms me with love. He holds me close and is leading me on a journey. A journey that brought me to a crossroad where I chose and continue to choose to dig deep and press into Him. Now as I read these quotes, I see that I have come to a new stage that I am no longer that woman. That I am continuing and must continue to choose life, choose freedom, and ultimately choose Him. Every day learning how to lay it at His feet and let Him choose anything that He wants for me. Letting the “bold” things in this blog be my prayer and my promise. All to bring glory to Him.