Tuesday, May 01, 2007


"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

As always, I read before I type. I read in my devotional today about wisdom being the use of knowledge. I am continually inspired and encouraged by all of you that share, rejoice and persevere.

Here are my thoughts as I read today. Just think about all the planning of the snail (see this blog) and yet, I think about how God called each animal at just the right time. The snail was called long before the fastest animals because of how long she would have to travel. She started her journey years before other animals knew. The amazing thing to me is that God allowed enough time for the snail to get there. He knew - as He always does - how long it would take the slowest of His creatures to get there.

I think that is how it is for many of us in our journey with Christ. God knows how long it will take to reach the purpose He created us for. For some, our journey is slow, for others God seems to work at lightening speed. It reminded me of the below verse:

Galatians 6:9Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

God has no desire to lose relationship with a single person - and in my mind that is what hell is, total separation from God. He wants all of us with Him for eternity. So, even if I am Noah, I need to wait for God's timing, even if I am tired of the sin of this world (and my own) and wish for Jesus' return. I need to persevere and wait for the snail - for even the smallest of these is important to God.

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Amydeanne said...

I love your take on this quote! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

I enjoyed your thoughts, thanks for sharing.

Nise' said...

I really love your take on this quite. I tend to be in a hurry not realizing that everyone around me is not on my time table.

eph2810 said...

Oh - that is so beautiful.
"So, even if I am Noah, I need to wait for God's timing, even if I am tired of the sin of this world (and my own) and wish for Jesus' return." Yes, God wants as many as possible to join with us singing in His glory in heaven.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote.

Blessings to you and yours.