What’s gonna work? Teamwork! *Anyone who has kids knows exactly where that is from. I’m writing on a Thursday. Yes indeed.
…and whenever I write a post, anywhere, I take note of the length of it. I’m sure we all do. We have to. To long and we risk losing the reader. To short and it’s like, “Really? That’s it?” But today I felt that what I wold write was short but poignant. I fancy myself a metaphor guy. A parable dude.
A man was sitting on his raft, tired and overcome by the suns bright rays. The wind had stopped completely. He remained in the same spot for hours. He became saddened and began thinking oh how he would die here. “Lord…help!” he finally cried out, nearly fainting from the heat. He fell to his head and hit it against something hard. As he focused his eyes and put his hand to his head…he saw what he had hit. A pair of oars. He jumped to his knees shouting to God, “Thank you, thank you!” but soon became filled with sorrow as he thought of all the time he had wasted waiting for the wind. He had been so focused on it that he could not see the help right in front of him. The help God had already given him. He swallowed hard and began rowing with thoughts of his wife and children and God’s provision leading him.
“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”-Latin proverb
Indeed did the writer of James not say faith without works is dead?
“So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.”–James 2:17
Stop focusing on the negative and get to work. Think of all the time we waste doing so. Think of all the unnecessary stress we put ourselves through. We have everything we need to accomplish our goals.
We have our minds. If your reading this you have a computer. We have our spouses. Our children. Our loved ones. They propel us, do they not? We have a voice. We have hope and of course we have faith–act on it and see what He can do. See what we can do when we put that faith to work!