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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Whine (05/23/13)

TITLE: While It Is Today
By Lisa Hudson
05/25/13


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While It Is Today

Why is it that we thank God for the sunshine and when He provides it in abundance, we complain and ask for rain? When He sends the rain, we enjoy it for a short while but it isn't long before we beg for the sunshine. Likewise, there are periods of time when our workload may be less productive, and then we whine when we become too busy and have no spare time for ourselves.

How patient our Heavenly Father is with us. How childish and selfish we can be... I can be. In my heart I know how I have been so richly blessed, yet I still manage to find a reason to feel sorry for myself. I might find myself in a pit of depression because the number on the bathroom scale dared to be higher than what I anticipated. Shame on me as I watch on television a mother in anguish because the infant she wasn't able to feed has died. God, please forgive me.

Even then I know He understands. In the Bible we read there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven, (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and that our lives are mere vapors... (James 4:14) here today, gone tomorrow. Many times, also in Ecclesiastes, it is said that Ďall is vanity and grasping for the windí. Yes, He understands us very well.

While it is still today, let me say "Thank You", my dear Father. I am richly blessed beyond my own understanding, and I am truly grateful for this life you have given me. When tomorrow comes, and the rain clouds are billowing above me, please help me to remember that sunshine is on the horizon, in heavenly and eternal abundance.

Selah.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/31/13
I truly enjoyed this devotion. Usually I would caution you to be consistent with the POV and try not to switch from second person to first, but you really made it work and that's not easy to do. You took what could have been a preachy piece and converted it to a delightful testimony. The prayer was wonderful too. Many people may not know how to pray and you did a great job of showing it's like talking to a good friend.
Camille (C D) Swanson 05/31/13
Lovely, and purposeful. God bless~
Genia Gilbert06/02/13
This is both devotional and uplifting to me. God is so patient with us though He indeed knows us well. So glad He loves us anyway! Good writing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/06/13
Congratulations for ranking 7th in your level! (The highest rankings can be found on the message boards)