Haro here from Vacation land

Well sports fans and friends who have traveled with me on this little side bar to Florida, all good things must come to an end and as I sit here in a wonderful condo looking out on the full moon making a path of light across the water it is my last night in vacation land. God has been so good to us this week, everywhere we went we found favor, good people, good parking places, traffic has favored us and I expect the Angels have already prepared the path for me to drive on tomorrow to take us safely back to Nickajack Road where I will immediately start my duties of getting lunch for the Sunday crowd underway!

As I stood at the edge of the ocean with the waves coming up and washing my feet, I thought of Jonah. Why Jonah? Well God sent Jonah on a mission trip on which he did not want to go. When he refused and got on a ship headed in the opposite direction a great storm came up and long story short Jonah got tossed overboard and was immediately swallowed up by a “great fish”, which we all assume was a whale, although I have read lately about fish that are larger than a whale, go figure! The bottom line is one that I use often; when I am in the depths of my own despair and need an answer, want to hear it again? Jonah 2: 7-9 “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. Those who regard worthless idols forsake their own Mercy.  But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”

Standing there at the edge of the water I imagined that great fish washing up with the waves and vomiting Jonah right out on the shore. The Bible says that he ran all the way to Nineveh to deliver his sermon and all those people repented and were saved! So I wondered what it might be that I am running from that the Lord has asked me to do? I don’t want to be swallowed up by a fish or life in general to have to be vomited out in the place He wants me to be. I want to do His will in the first place, don’t you?

A nice end to a beautiful day, and a wonderful week. Thanks for listening!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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3 Responses to Haro here from Vacation land

  1. PegJean says:

    Yes, I do.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia Bowen says:

    Praying revelation for what you need to do!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Vicki Melton says:

    The vacation was what God had in mind for you…

    Liked by 1 person

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