Adventures are full of perilous battles, and travels. Memories are made to last a lifetime during such times.
Waiting for an end of one journey and the beginning of another is an adventure all on its own. Depending on ones perspective during the intense seasons, one can often either give up or keep believing that the long days and opposition is worth what is waiting at the end, even if there seems to be no end in sight.
The past year has been intense. There have been so many moments where I have told myself, “Kara, you can do this. You are strong. Stay focused. Breathe in and then exhale.”
Several weeks ago someone shared with me that I’m living my life like Noah building the ark. I am stewarding Gods promises. I am preparing for the improbable. I know what God has spoken to me. I know what He has in store for my family. Many may look at me and wonder why I am doing the things that I am simply because it has not rained yet. But I know the rain is coming and I will be ready for when it does.
After this conversation I decided to refresh myself on the details about Noah. By the time he had all of his sons he was 500. Somewhere in between that time and the rain God gave him instructions to build the arc. Each year the sky was dry. Noah met opposition and was preparing for something that others could not fathom. Noah was faithful. Finally at 600 years of age the heavens opened and it began to rain. One hundred years seems like such a long stretch of time to build, and steward what God had given him to do!
One hundred years long was worth it. What Noah did seemed crazy to so many people until it began to rain.
People who look through the lens of doubt and cynicism will never be the ones to do impossible tasks nor will they be the ones to enjoy the gifts along the journey of one epic adventure after another.
Faith requires deaf ears to ridicule and lies. Faith requires radiant eyes to focus on the rainbow that has yet to be seen in the skies. The more time is spent with Him, listening to His voice, the more faith grows.
God is good. He is willing.
Are you willing to let go of everything you know? Are you ready for the rain?
Look to the heavens. He is willing and ready to bring the rain and paint the rainbow for you.