I stepped out onto the back porch yesterday to go for my morning walk and felt a few sprinkles of rain. I opened the door and got my umbrella, thinking I probably wouldn't really need it, but as it turned out I did. As I continued to walk, the rain got harder and at one point I felt in my spirit....."keep going". When I got to one of the side roads, there came a "gully warsher" (East Tennessee term.....;-) and I did head back toward home. As I walked back down the road our house is on, I felt really comfortable because I was headed home. I was in familiar territory. Just about that time, the rain let up some and I decided to "keep going" and walked back toward the end of the subdivision.
As I continued on my way, I thought about how many times I've started out thinking that everything was going to be a-okay.....but then the storms of life would set in and I would try my best to keep going, but things just got too hard for me. I would find myself often turning back to my old ways because they were more familiar to me. They were places that I felt the most comfortable, even if they might not be the best for me. In order to grow and achieve anything worthwhile, though, I had to "keep going".....there was a great need to persevere in order to see something accomplished.
Did I finish my walk?
Yes, I did.....
and when I got back home I was soaked, even with my umbrella. But, I also felt a sense of accomplishment and the joy of knowing that God had spoken to me!
Ain't God good?
Oh, yes He is!!!
HOPE your Thursday is Terrific!!!
Breathing in Grace,