Welp! It’s Josiah Day! So friends, let’s break out our party hats, blow on our noisemakers, throw up the confetti and get out our toolboxes…err…tool boxes?! Yep! Because this is happening…
If you remember, three months ago, I wrote “Putting the Cart Before the Horse” because I sensed the Lord asking me to prepare a nursery. Not to mention, others around me said it was time to prepare as well. So silly or not, I purchased a crib. But if I were honest, ever since I made that purchase, all I have thought about is how foolish this looks. And how costly this has been. Because let’s be real. I could have bought the curtains I have had my eyes set on for three months. Or take that vacation I have talked about for years. We could have bought the bigger television. Or added to our savings fund for the vehicle I have been swooning over. Heck, we could have ordered pizza for 58 straight nights in a row. But instead, I purchased a crib. And for what? I haven’t even seen two pink lines. And it’s not like my three percent chance of conceiving on my own gives others much confidence that at any point I will. But I did it anyway. I took a step without even seeing the whole staircase.
And tonight, as my husband and I started putting together this crib that has sat in the box for months, I caught myself even saying numerous times, “This seems so silly!”
But I think if I sat across the dinner table from Noah tonight, he would tell me to keep preparing despite the odds. And keep walking by faith despite the uncertainty. Because while walking by faith isn’t easy, it involves some risk, as it makes you feel uncomfortable and even foolish; not obeying and trusting in the One who holds the Universe in the palm of His hands seems to be more silly. And risky. And foolish.
Just think about what would have happened to Noah and his family if he had given in to reason and not built the ark? What if he hadn’t trusted God with the details? Or decided that building a boat the length of a football field and as high as a four-story building was too costly. Or too foolish?
Therefore, I will keep walking by faith with those thoughts tonight as I continue to take steps without ever seeing the whole staircase. I know it is a risk. And it makes me uncomfortable. And I feel silly. As well as foolish at times. But I also know that God is faithful. And He can be trusted. So silly or not…here we go!
And to the one reading this right now, if you believe God for something, I encourage you to activate your faith somehow. Do whatever you can (big or small) to prepare for the desires of your heart to be fulfilled. And for the blessings, you believe He will send into Your life. I know it is a risk. I know it can be scary. And it might even make you question your own sanity. But go for it. And know that I am here rooting for you. God is rooting for you. And all of Heaven is rooting for you.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
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