How God can really surprise us with the unexpected

In my last post, I shared how visiting the Ark Encounter in Kentucky turned out to be a real spiritual awakening for me.

For one thing, I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did. I was so impressed with the scientific research that is behind the Creation theory. Certainly, as much as any scientist who proposes any other view.

So there was that.

I also didn’t expect to see dinosaurs replicas on the Ark. Yep. Dinosaurs. The Christian theory of creation does not disagree with this as so many people have been led to believe.

I also, because I really didn’t think about it, realize that the two of each animal is actually two of each kind. In other words, there were only seven pair of dogs not seven pairs of every breed of dog. I am ashamed to admit that got past me.

The methods for getting light to the plants, the disposal of waste, etc is all very logical and could have actually been implemented easily.]

But what I wasn’t prepared for was the evangelical message that was clear everywhere. And in particular, the phrase, “Ten out of ten people die.”

That struck me like an arrow, right into my conscience.

I don’t want to be maudlin but it’s the truth. There is no one that will leave this earth alive. No one ever has although Methuselah’s demise is never referred to as death.

What this meant to me is that if I’m going to leave behind any legacy, I’d better get busy. God laid something on my heart a long time ago which prompted this blog. Last January, I felt a prompt to start another blog devoted entirely to the subject of depression.

So in a way, I’ve been fulfilling this mission. But now I sense I need to take it a step further.

The thing is I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why I’ve been hesitant. There has been nothing stopping me but me. On the way home, I shared my struggle with my husband and, of course, he said the same thing. He never pulls any punches for which I am so grateful.

Why do we do that? Why do we know what we should do but don’t do it? Is it fear of rejection? Is it fear of what people will think? Is it a fear that we can’t work it all in, family, friends, hobbies, etc?

The one fear I don’t have? I don’t doubt for a minute that I can do it. Weird, huh?

I’m very fond of a saying which I’ve been known to use on my husband when he procrastinates,

Doing does it.


Thinking about something ad infinitum doesn’t do it. Only doing does it.

I hope I’m not the only one that feels like I’ve been at that starting line and when the flag comes down or the buzzer sounds, I don’t run.

Well, as of today, I’m at least taking those first steps. It isn’t quite as overwhelming as I thought but I haven’t got to the complicated part yet. I’m excited though. Very. It feel like it really is going to come to fruition.

Is God calling you to something and, like me, you can’t get off the starting line?

You know what? Just start. Take that first step no matter how small it is. It will lead to the next step and the next.

The buzzer has sounded. The flag has lowered. The gate is open.

God bless and have a great day.

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