God sent a flood once.
I love when God teaches me stuff that takes me a while to catch onto. Once I finally really get it, I can’t believe I didn’t see it all along. Noah’s story is like that for me. Especially now, in my journaling Bible.
If you look at my page, you will see that I took quite a bit of time here, drawing in details on the waves. I will admit that I did it all in pencil first. That’s when I realized it: It was on the wrong page!
This was early on in my beginning days of Bible journaling, and I am completely OCD. So what could I do? I erased it all. Then I turned to the right page, and drew it all again – in pencil. Then I went back over it with my black micron pens. I chose them since I was going to add color with my Neocolor II watercolor crayons. Microns don’t bleed when they get wet.
So here, I did the waves 3 times! That’s crazy. But it showed me something. God took the flood as a “do-over” too. He rescued the best parts and erased the rest.
I decided to learn from that. While I’m not going to promise that I will NEVER AGAIN start over on a page I’m not thrilled with, I know that God will be faithful to keep His promise to NEVER AGAIN use a flood as His do-over. I’m sure He gets frustrated with us at times, but His Son’s work on the cross paid any and every debt we owe.
Next week: God sent a sheep on a hike…
Action Plan: Take a minute to thank God today for His promises. Then ask yourself if you have anything you wish you could “do-over.” And if you have just a minute, leave me a comment or send me an email to tell me what you would do on a Bible page that YOU don’t like. Would you keep it? Cover it? Let me know.
Also, I’m really curious. Many of you read these emails, but never comment or respond. Is there something I could do better to help with that? Is there other content you may want here? I will answer every email, and I will reply to every comment. You mean so very much to me.