I feel like I am just like Ben in so many ways. I was so encouraged by the Lord the other day when he led me to Ephesians 3:12. Speaking of Jesus, it says, "In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence." Wow, what an amazing thing to be welcomed into relationship with him. As my heavenly Father, he has expressed his love and desire for relationship in so many ways and so many occasions. Galatians 5:25 is one of my favs. "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." But there are so many interesting things just a few steps away from my walk with Him. So many curiosities I long to examine, to hold, play with, experiment with, all the while I remain ignorant of the danger into which I wander. Honestly, sometimes I'm worse than Benjamin. At times I know good and well the danger I drift into. It's that struggle with my sin nature that lingers day to day.
So on this day, let me encourage you, my fellow wanderers. Let us heed our Father's call to stay on the path, back to the purpose for which we were called. Let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us take time each day to walk alone with the Father for a spell, for He loves us so excruciatingly much.