Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!"... Proverbs 24:10


Lately I watch the doom and gloom finance reports on tv and I watch people reacting to those reports and I watch myself and I think of that verse, above.

Yet as Monk says, "Here's the thing:"

... God is like a teacher who stands in a classroom always available to teach whoever sits in the desks before Him.

The problem? Most of us are always late to that classroom. Or we choose to skip class and go to the beach, instead. All those waves, all that sun and sand and fun.

But this one thing I know--God spies what's ahead and He enjoys telling us secrets of success, ones which will enable us to step through the hard times, prepared and ready for them. And because everything is pretty opposite in His way of thinking, maybe that's when the prepared people get to go to the beach--during the difficult times when everyone else is wishing they'd attended class while the secrets were passed from desk to desk (and are now scrambling to borrow their notes).

There's a time for the beach and there's a time for the classroom and blessed is he who knows the difference.


For a delightful post I discovered yesterday about using your imagination in hard times, go here.

"Timing is everything."


Blessings each day said...


Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your blog...so nicely done and uplifting, the way God really wants us to be no matter what.

God bess you,


Saija said...

now ain't that the truth!

and God is never a hard task master ... His lessons, as you pointed out, are tailored to our need ...

blessings on your week!

Tracy said...

Thanks for sharing the link, Debra! I enjoyed reading your thoughts today. :)

Donetta said...

funny how numb your fanny can get sitting in those class room desks

yep sometimes it sure would be nice if that recess bell would chime