Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Last week I believe I told you about our three newest baby chicks, but I did not post pictures of them. One is two weeks old and the other two are one week old as of Saturday. I am so thankful that the Lord saw fit to give us two more babies after the first one because I was afraid she was going to be so lonely.
It was such a fun experience to watch the chick peck her way out of the shell. Those shells are very hard, so I know she must have worked long and hard during that journey.
What a truth to perserverence that little chick showed us. She never once complained, "This is too hard, I think I'll quit now." She didn't give up, she just kept on pecking away until the shell finally broke free.
We too need to peck away at the tasks we have laid before us. God will never give us more than we can handle. He never once told us that life would always be easy, filled with simple tasks. He tells us life will be filled with challenges and we are to persevere through them.
I look around, close my eyes and constantly remind myself that this time my circumstances will never be more than I can handle - He is with me - He is with me. And then I'll need to do that all over for the next circumstance.
A friend recently shared this beautiful verse with me and I think it shows us the blessing that God will give to us when we persevere.
I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Nothing we do is in vain, when it is done for the Lord. Perhaps this needs to be on a sticky note somewhere near my mind every moment of the day. . .