Monday, July 2, 2007

Prepare to Dare

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I am rejoicing that we got a good, heavy downpour yesterday evening. It was the first rain we had had in about a week and was much needed. I am sure that it filled the canal at the park and probably overflowed the weir..

We spent a lazy day at home after church and tried to stay out of the heat. This morning as I stepped outside, I saw the "blue moon" shining brilliantly in the clear sky...just gorgeous! God is good!

From Quiet Moments:

Trying something new can be frightening and may even be dangerous. That's why it's much smarter to take a calculated risk than a reckless plunge.

A calculated risk is what Charles Lindbergh took when he decided to fly across the Atlantic, alone, in a single-engine plane. If he had not prepared, he might have been anxious, but he was an experienced pilot and mechanic who personally oversaw the construction of his plane. He participated in the planning of every detail of his historic flight. The end result was a safe trip, finished ahead of schedule with fuel to spare.

To a great extent, "Lucky Lindy" made his own luck.

Likewise, heroic spiritual moments are nearly always grounded in advance preparation. Moses grew up in Pharaoh's court, unknowingly being prepared for the day he would demand that Pharaoh let his people leave Egypt. Daniel was a man of prayer years before the king issued a decree banning prayer. the violation landed Daniel in a lion's den, where his prayers of protection were answered.

David was prepared for assuming the throne one day. The years he spent in the wilderness prepared him spiritually to trust God, and God alone, to preserve him protect him, and help him rule an empire. Esther prepared herself for a year before she won the "contest" to be queen.

You may not see clearly what God's purpose is for your life, but you can trust in the fact that He is preparing you for it. He will not waste a moment of your life. So make every relationship and experience count today, knowing He is grooming you for future greatness!

Every experience God gives us,
Every person he puts in our lives,
is the perfect preparation for the
future that only he can see.
Corrie Ten Boom

"Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly." Proverbs 13:16

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,