Every opportunity has an expiration time/date. The cost of missing out is higher than messing up!
Today has been a long day. No longer than any other, it just seems it some time. We awoke up at the lake, and after a walk and a quick brew and a snack we were on the way early. We needed to go get some bits and pieces from Screwfix and it opened at 7 am.
I have seen the lake at all different times in all different seasons over very many years. Today was an exception in the way I viewed it. It reminded me of how God looks at us. That He loves us and couldn’t love us anymore than He does and that He looks at us from All different angles and finds the beauty of His creation in us. I just had to stop and take a picture to capture this image and memory of thought. An opportunity to catch the lake with a completely different perspective.
I had checked the weather forecast for today, rain starts at approximately 7pm. Great, it gave me the day to go and see my friend, an electrician by trade and seek his advice on how to fit the second solar panel on the motor-home. This would allow me 100w of solar power being stored on a second battery to independently supply power to the kitchen area.
This would allow a permanent supply for the electric cool box in summer and when its cold transfer the power to a small heater. Simple.
After seeking my friends advice, I set to task. My friend then went to volunteer in major revamp on an old building that with God’s blessing, is being transformed into a new birthed Church.
It didn’t take long to have the majority of my tools and little boxes with screws, nuts and bolts out and about. Not long after that, the unexpected rain came down. I persevered. After a few hours and about halfway through, my friend came and insisted that I come in and join them for a coffee and dry off for a bit. So I did. Sometimes you don’t realise how wet and cold you are until you stop.
Once inside, I was escorted around to show the extent of the work done and what the vision was. The coffee and sandwiches were a blessing. However an opportunity arose to testify of the glory of God to a young man sat having his lunch break too from the voluntary work. He was a bright, educated man with a great understanding of technical and practical things. It’s sometimes harder for a man with a penchant for technology and worldliness to grasp the gospel or the things of God. Testimony and the blood of the lamb may take time, but we should always be ready to give an account of our faith in Christ Jesus.
At the end of the Holy Bible, before Revelations, in the book of Jude it says in verse 22-23“ And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.“