stoolWhen you sit on a three-legged stool, seldom do you think about the fact there are only three legs holding you up. You simply sit and trust. Yet for a three-legged stool to balance properly, all three legs must be equal in size and function. If any of the three is compromised, the stool is compromised.

The same with our relationship with God. If we don’t have a relationship equal in size and function with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, then our relationship with the LORD is unbalanced. When that happens we try to use our own leg(s) to make it work. That produces burden, frustration, and exhaustion. How glorious it would be if we could learn to trust in and lean on ALL three aspects of God in equal measure! Then all that would be required is simply sit and trust.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:28-30

(Thank you, Deb Besaw, for being my inspiration for the above when you share the vision God gave you regarding the three-legged stool).