Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~

UP AND “AT EM”  11/26/09

I taught our grandson to use a small plastic stepstool to climb into his chairs, whether it be at the table or into his car seat in the car, because I can’t lift him.  He is a little over one year older than our granddaughter who has silently been watching him all this time.  She has now learned how to walk.  Today, she saw her brother on top of Grammy’s bed and she started jabbering syllables a mile a minute as she was running down the hall as fast as she could.  I barely got out the door to see what she was up to.  She came running back with the little blue stepstool.  She stopped right in front of my bed and put the stepstool on top of the mattress and then lifted her leg as far as she could and just couldn’t get it to the stool...


It was SO darling to see her do this!  It only took a couple of seconds and she figured it out and pulled the stool down onto the floor and stepped up.  I laughed with delight at her discovery. 


Later, she wanted a snack and so I put the stool down in front of her high chair.  She knows if she at least tries, Grammy will put her hand underneath her bottom to stabilize her.  I don’t push or pull her up, she does all the work, but my hand is there for her to rest or recollect herself to get all the way to the top.


As I was thinking how precious her stepstool experience was, I saw a picture of my hand steadying her climb and I realized it was a Word of the Lord to me. 



Beloved one, when others are making their journey and climbing the hill of the Lord, I have given you as My gift for reassurance, comfort and encouragement.  You are a helping hand and a resting place while they recollect themselves to move up. 


Sometimes they will look to you for help in areas where I have not given you grace.  This is because they are supposed to be looking up to Me, and then I will send them help that is fitting.  Do not feel the pressure of man’s expectation upon your soul.  You can not pull them up, you can not push them up.  I simply have not given you the power to help them from your own soul or flesh.  It is only through My Spirit that your steadying hand will bring good fruit into their lives.  So relax and let Me do My perfect work through you.


Rev 4:1 NKJV

“… the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here,…”


Gal 3:3-4 NKJV

Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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