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Let's Shake Rattle and Roll

Updated on July 19, 2019
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Our life stages are unique, Kathy enjoys sharing her thoughts and stages through her writing and looks forward to learning about yours.

Shake Rattle and Roll

Have you ever wondered when a considerable wave already covers you, trying to push off the bottom of the ocean floor to get to the top for breath, another rolls over top pushing you just a little further down, to say, WHAT YA GONNA DO NOW?

We are for the most part happy and positive people, but you have to admit sometimes it feels as if the devil tries to grab your ankles. What a pesky slithering sloth! As we think his nagging grab and tug remember that he was once God’s most precious angel. He fell from grace. This reminder is so poignant in times of struggle. How quickly many of us throw in the towel when it may only be the first of many rounds in a battle, but the outcomes of conflict can surprise you.

I am a stubborn believer. I get knocked down and even have reactionary responses, as the nagging is constant. I am also so abundantly grateful for God’s GRACE. Thankful for knowing His word for a constant uplifting in the battle of this snake at my heels. I too feel chased by life’s circumstances, and I’m always trying to understand the upheaval that is sometimes the direct occurrence after my prayer for peace.

As a Christian, I have begun to understand God’s timing. The pure perfection of it is difficult and challenging. I try very hard to remember. His schedule is not my own or that of anyone else. He is just that perfect, and I trust Him fully. I do surrender, as do we all, but just as the small child, who tantrums or wiggles their way to what they think is a better way. It is quite humbling to learn you’re not in control.

Our Father ultimately knows best as we share our imperfections enough for people to know we’re all students of Christ-like behavior. As professional screw-ups, I’m sure if we can take a good look in the mirror and see that we have work to do. Life causes us some degree of humor by the judgments’ we place on others, and the truth is we all do it. Sometimes to our friends, our partners, our children, our teachers, our families.

I know you understand what I am talking about, especially if you follow a Christian walk you are hopeful in the future of heaven. The promise of happiness is why I feel the nagging; it never feels quite right to respond with any other reaction other than Love, Grace, and Forgiveness. Sadly we slip daily. In negative thought or action, righteous indignation (not when God uses our situation but, preferably as a means of placing ourselves above others), anger, resentment, jealousy or any of the sins I could list and state here. Why is it that we don’t praise our God that is always forgiving of our daily stupidity?

We tend to take for granted those we love the most. Our families, and loved ones, the light tone we use that we would never even think of using with others. Our friends, who are long-term and accept us for our faults and imperfections. Our spouses who we love, whom on either side of that equation should receive a medal of valor each day, rather than the fussing and short-tempered battles due to the stresses of daily events.

We forget to show that pure admiration for those we love neglecting one another in the simplest of ways can become a habit if not careful. Always regroup and remind each other how much we love, care, and want to make it all better. Most importantly own your part in any discrepancy of neglect, correct it and move back to that unconditional love because family and friends stick together even under the grave, crazy, and frustrating situations. We act out with one another because we trust that love so deeply and know that ultimately, we will be there for each other or hope for this.

So why are we not aware of how very much we neglect those we love? Don’t we want to enjoy as GOD does, How much time do we spend with Him each day? How often do we go to our Father and say, “wow, I am sorry?” Do we cuddle up with God’s word for some alone time give Him that thank you or proverbial HUG?

I’m ashamed of my neglect at times I should be reported to GPS! Yep, you got it, Gods Protective Services. How appropriate GPS, after all, He is our map for life, our Guide, our Director.

If we trust all these other influences of imperfection, why do we struggle with our trust in God? I suppose it is that thing pulling at our ankles. So as a daily ritual, maybe we could shake and rattle our feet a bit to loosen the hold on them. Each time you do this, say, “Thank You, GOD.” I bet if we do this, maybe we will smile more often. I want to laugh; I want those I love and care about to greet, I even wish those who get under my skin to smile, because I get under people’s skin sometimes. The term children we use correctly as we all act up, on occasion, continually having things to learn.

So people let’s do a little shake and rattle of the feet and a little praising in the right direction. Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and reach out a little more from our comfort zones. Let us remember we are all made in His image not just our selfish reflections in the mirror. I have messed up and I will again ~ How about you? Guess what I love you anyway and more importantly, so does GOD. Every time GOD forgives ME seven times seventy times. I am so lucky, and so are you, if we admit we are all goofball’s who mess up. We start knowing that maybe we can welcome other goofball’s and we can all start goofing up together, forgiving together, shake rattle and be rolling along and at long last truly honor God together.

I was given a clean slate today, and God settled my waves or, at least, allowed me to feel safe rather than pulled ~ How about you?

© 2012 Kathy Henderson


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    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      9 years ago from Pa

      Thank you Jackie ~ my little sis shared this song with me when her son was graduating a few years back. My little girl (she will always be my little girl LOL) is coming into that time of her life as she is a senior. I was thinking of her when writing this so thank you again.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      9 years ago from the beautiful south

      Very beautiful write and honest. Love the RF song too, had never heard that.

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      9 years ago from Pa

      Thanks again Jo ~ I kind of love that GPS thought myself God truly inspires our thoughts for His greater good :0)

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      9 years ago

      I love this! GPS..what a wonderful acronym! I believe your GPS is right on! What a blessing it is to read this. I shared on facebook and bookmarked it. This comes from a heart of joy. blessings to you always..a vote up into our Father's arms! :)


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