“Then God turned his attention to Noah and all the wild animals and farm animals with him on the ship. God caused the wind to blow and the floodwaters began to go down. The underground springs were shut off, the windows of Heaven closed and the rain quit. Inch by inch the water lowered. After 150 days the worst was over.”
Genesis 8:1-3 MSG
So how do you like that last sentence? If you keep reading the story there are months more ahead for Noah.
We want the bad stuff done and out of the way quickly don’t we? Yet the Bible tells us that even God‘s great heroes of the faith often went through long periods where, maybe the worst was over, but it was still a long slog to the other side of things. Period. Yep….There’s nothing else you can add to that. We want a fast turn, and yet that’s not often how the story goes.
Today, if you’re looking at a long rough stretch, rejoice that maybe… Just maybe… The worst of it may be over. But just because you’re over the hump, doesn’t mean you’re out of the slump. (Ouch… Even I cringed when I wrote that.)
But it’s true – Patience is the fruit of the spirit, and perseverance is merely patience stretched beyond its perceived limits. Let the Spirit of God plant and harvest patience and perseverance in you today!
Spark. This one might need some time to burn.
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.