Dear Reader, I think I do my part to keep America's economy rolling, a.k.a. shopping, usually. But once in a while, you might say I'm a bit miserly. And most of the time, Tom doesn't mind that.
Pretty cheap, huh?
To stretch my dirt dollars, I began pulling out bins of last year's dirt. And looky there!
Now, I'm about the most clueless gardener ever, but I read a book with a group of 3rd graders about earthworms, and their important job of aerating soil.
What were they doing in there! The bin had been in a cold, dark corner of our garage for over six months. How did they manage to survive? Is that cool, or what!
O Lord, how many and varied are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
Psalm 104:24 AMP
Here's the short version of Elijah:
- God hears Elijah's plea and performs a HUGE miracle.
- The evil queen got ticked, and vowed vengeance.
- Elijah runs off, ditches his servant, & throws a pity party.
Then he sat down under a bush and asked to die. He said, “I have had enough, Lord! Take my life. I am no better than my ancestors.”
I Kings 19: 4 ERV
- Elijah slept. Angel fed him for a couple of days.
- Elijah schleps 40 miles to Mount Horeb.
- Elijah goes into a cave and falls asleep.
- God gives Elijah a wake up call.
- Elijah whines.
- God said it was time for a face to face.
When Elijah heard the voice, he used his coat to cover his face and went to the entrance to the cave and stood there. Then a voice said to him, “Elijah, why are you here?”
I Kings 19:13 ERV
- Elijah whines some more.
- God gives Elijah his marching order & tells him the plan.
Dear Reader, I've been in the cave. I know it can seem quiet and safe and simple. But do you want to stay there forever?
My experience has taught me four things:
- You're not really alone in the cave; God's there, too.
- God's will isn't for us to live in a cave.
- God will be waiting when you come out.
- God has work for you that requires you come out of the cave.
Let's go, Dear Reader, we've got work to do!