Traveling together for three weeks has provided Don and I with new insights, new experiences, and two new states for me. We have met new people, traveled new highways, and tried new things.
One of my new things was learning how to play Cribbage ~ have you ever played it?
I knew next to nothing about the game but I had a patient teacher! I think that makes a world of difference. When someone is learning or experiencing a new thing, I think it is important to be patient with them.
I think God is patient with us when we are learning something new, too.
Like itty bitty buds during springtime, new things are happening around us but some of the growth happens under the cover of brush, decay, or even snow. Sometimes we don’t notice it or see it. Ask God to show you what He is doing.
Then, grab a faith-full friend and ask them to share with you the growth they see. We aren’t always in the business of noticing the “new” when we are slogging through the “old”. Have your friend to help you remember God’s promises by pointing out God’s previous provisions. Ask them to pray for you!
God is busy making a way so pay attention. Look up, look around, look down. Sometimes, with all new things, it just takes some time to catch on!
On the Road,
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV