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Patti quotes Ecclesiastes 11:405 (NLT) and the quote resonated with something in my own life: "Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother's womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things."
We may be waiting until just the perfect time to make a decision in our lives or to do something we have been putting off. Who's to say that perfect time is not now? Maybe the perfect time will not have fireworks exploding in the sky. Maybe that perfect time will be the quiet unassuming Tuesday afternoon this week.
She goes on to say, "So it is with our spiritual lives. We can sow seeds, nurture growth in our own hearts and minds as well as the souls of others, but then comes the matter of trust. The time when we have done all we can and there is nothing left to do but stand. Stand tall and strong...and trust. This is not easy...When drought or floods come, when our tiny seeds of faith and hope are uprooted or choked by the troubles of life - worry and fear, rather than trust, tends to be our natural response.
I really hope that you have purchased your own copy of Patti's book and are following along with me. I am spotlighting quotes that reached out to touch me in my own life, my own journey. I hope they will encourage you to highlight those which spoke to you.
"I noticed that the rainbow was in the dark part of the sky. The promise is found in the darkness."
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34 (NIV)
I believe "give us this day our daily bread" is an encouragement for us to take one day at a time. Or in some situations, one hour or one moment may be all we can manage. How many of us have been at this pivotal point where all we can manage is one moment at a time?
I hope you'll join me next month as I read and respond to June.