New Footprints

 Hi Blogging friends once again having made up my mind  not to post and just rest and find peace in my memories of Anne, as I was doing my morning Devotions God revealed differently. I  was reading  but feeling lost although one writers message about wisdom had touched my heart and I responded and then moved on,  it was then that  I read  Guy’s message about inner Joy, his link is below and it reminded me of this wonderful Story about dancing with the Lord  and so I felt strongly to share it with you perhaps this is all part of my healing because I was indeed very uplifted and encouraged where before I was hurting  and  feeling great loss again.


New Footprints

Imagine you are walking along a sandy Beach and you feel you are alone but then wonderfully and joyously you realise that you and The Lord Jesus are walking together.

 For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently,rarely varying the pace. But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles,departures, and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this… but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord’s, soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus’ are now walking precisely in His steps. Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are becoming one. This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of footprints they have become one. This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse!

Zigzags all over the place. Stops and Starts….. Gashes in the sand, a variable mess of prints, You are amazed and shocked. Your dream ends. 

Now you pray….. “Lord, I understand the first scene, at first I didn’t realise you were there, and then I was a new Christian and was just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.”


“That is correct.”

“And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning
to walk in Your steps , following You very closely.”

“Very good.. You have understood everything so far.”

“When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.”


“So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first.”

There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.
“You didn’t know? It was then that we Danced!”

As Godly Men and Women we will  dance for Joy in our Hearts with Jesus

 like King David did

 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven…
A time to weep, a time to laugh… A time to mourn… and a time to Dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4.

It’s not What you have in your life, but Who you have in your life that counts…..

 ” Think who you have in your life and Why.” Then hold your head up high because with Jesus there is never a goodbye so you will never walk alone

Music –YoullNeverWalkAloneElvisPresley

When you walk through a storm
hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho’ your dreams be tossed and blown.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never, ever walk alone.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never, ever walk alone

Words and Music by Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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10 Responses to New Footprints

  1. Guy Wolfe says:

    Thanks for linking back to me, Anne. I’m so glad that God used Holyghostbumps to bring you some comfort and joy! May He continue to bless you richly for your faithfulness.



    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Guy I was indeed blessed by Holyghostbumps it’s an honest approch to life and the problems we encounter combined with strong faith, thank you for uplifting and encouraging others. I would like to put you on my Blogrole with your permission.

      Christian Love Anne.


  2. Ron says:

    We, all of us need that uplifting that this story brings, so glad it blessed your heart, thank you for sharing it with us.


  3. Annie, I love this. Thanks so much for sharing it.


  4. pasmen says:

    Great inspiration! Timely Comfort. God bless you!


  5. Lady Deidre says:

    That was beautiful, Annie. Keeping you lifted up!
    May God Bless You Richly!


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