I know that when you were young you sang the song: "Where He leads Me, I will follow." You were making a declaration that you would follow in My footsteps. You always pictured in your mind that I was leading you with My face turned away from you.
Today, I want to give you a different view of what it means to follow Me. I want you to know that I never turn My back on you. I am always face to face with you. Picture a proud father who is teaching his child to take the first steps. He stoops down at eye level with the child, and then he slowly backs up with his arms outstretched to catch the child if that child falls.
I want you to have the confidence that I am at eye level with you, and I have My arms outstretched to you to catch you. If you start to stumble in as you walk where I am leading you, you will fall into My loving arms. If you are too weak to continue your walk, I will carry you the rest of the way.
MATTHEW 16:24; PSALM 17:15