Photos by Cody J. Haines
God has given me a task that seems too much for me. I have a hard time settling and organizing my mind. It is hard for me to put things in place and write them out in sequential order. I tend to be “all over the map,” so to speak. I was praying about this the other day, as I have not been writing as I should on the task that God has given me. God spoke very clearly to my heart that day. He said, “What if Noah hadn’t gone out everyday and worked on that Ark that I commanded him to build. MY WILL WAS SET, THE FLOOD STILL CAME, BUT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN READY! Carole, get in there and do what I say to do everyday, the flood is still coming! Be ready.”
I was blown away by His kind and gentle way of getting me off my sulky couch and spurring me on to complete the task. I have committed to writing some of it everyday, and so far I have. God has purposes for the tasks He gives us that reach far beyond our ability to understand. His ways truly are higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts. When God gives you something to do, He’s not likely to tell you why. He just wants a humble heart of grateful service and obedience. He wants us to trust Him with the outcome. The verse He brought to mind for me was this very familiar one.
“So let us not grow tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we do not give up. Therefore, whenever we have opportunity, we should do good to everyone-especially those in the family of faith.” (Galatians 6:9&10) Amen and Amen
*****If you are feeling a bit weary, go to acoustic archives and listen to my husbands beautiful instrumental music. I listen to it often and it soothes my soul.*****