To Be Like Gumby

If you are 40 or over, this bendable toy may have been part of your childhood.  How many remember Gumby? This is a toy that I had when I was a kid. The neat thing about Gumby is you can bend him any way you want, and he will stay that way. You can put his right arm in the air, and it stays that way. Take his left leg and move it forward, and Gumby will never try to jerk it the other way.  Push his neck downward, and he yields without a fuss.  Gumby is pliable, bendable, twistable and totally yields to the hands in which he is placed.

We could learn a lot about living for God and having victory over the devil by playing with this simple toy.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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5 thoughts on “To Be Like Gumby

  1. I remember Gumby could also return to his original form, no matter how much I twisted him. Life can certainly “twist us up” at times, but with God’s help we can return to form.

    That’s something I hadn’t thought of and a good point. Thanks for sharing your insight!

  2. Gumby & Pokey…How many hours I spent playing with them!!

    Great thought…..I do want to be more like a “Gumby”! :o)

    Hope all is well with you family!

    Love,
    Sis. Frances Kendrick

    Hi Sis. Kendrick. Actually, I can’t take credit for the thought. It’s something my husband mentioned yesterday when he was preaching, but I liked it so much and thought it would make a good post. I want to be more like Gumby too. Hope you have a great day.
    Love,
    Sis. Connell

  3. Wonderful post, Carol! Submission is such a big topic, and this is a wonderful illustration.

    Thank you, Becky. Submission is a big topic and something we all need to practice if we really want to please God. Thanks for stopping by today!

  4. If you think about it, submitting to God’s will is the only true gift we can give Him. He has blessed us with everything else, so offering Him anything else is offering Him something He has already given us. Our will is the only thing that truly belongs to us. Matching our will with His is hard sometimes, but it is what is required.

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