"Cast all your cares upon Him." I Peter 5:7
One of the first things that my husband and I did, when we moved to Colorado, was to take fly fishing lessons together.
"Women make the best fly-fishing anglers," said our instructor, as he watched me practice casting. "Why is that?" asked my husband. "Because, they seem to have a natural rythmn that fits perfectly with fly fishing techniques."
In fly fishing, the angler "presents" the artificial fly at the end of the line that floats on top of the water to the fish. Wearing polorized sunglasses makes the "presentation" more effective, because you can actually see the fish in the water through the polorized lenses, and so you know where to cast the line.
Wouldn't it be helpfull, if there were polorized glasses for seeing things in life that we present and/or give ourselves to before we throw ourselves out there? And, wouldn't it also be a blessing, if we developed the art of casting "all our cares upon Him."
I see life the way I see fly fishing . . . I want to make sure that I have eyes that see through the "polorized" lenses of God's Word, before I present or give myself to anyone or anything. And, I am a natural at "casting all my cares upon Him," because I have had my share of "cares," and lots of practice casting them upon Him.
Sad, but true, I have never caught a fish - never. I'm serious - not one, not ever.. My dad, grandmothers, grandads, aunts, uncles, cousins, sons and husband have all caught their fair share of fish, but I have never caught a fish, but it's not because I haven't tried. And, as much as I would like to catch a fish one day, it's ok that I haven't, because for me, the fun of fishing is more about the casting and the gear (I love accessories). I like to imagine that the fish also know that I am just going to "catch and release," and so they say "Where's the fun in that, why bother with her?"
This is how I want to live my life - in such a way that the enemy doesn't bother with me, because He knows that I will
always give in to God's will and "cast all my cares upon Him" no matter my circumstances.
Just recently I had a bit of a scare, when a routine mammogram revealed a "shadow" in my left breast. After further testing and a surgical procedure, the surgeon found that it was a cyst, easily aspirated. Whew! But, for a few days, I got some more "casting" practice. and I'm realizing that "practice certainly makes permanent" - not "perfect," but permanent.
Continuing to "cast" with Faith, Hope and Love,
Angie "a mom like you"