Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
We came to the trailer yesterday to mow. After we finished we drove to the lake to meet Audrey, Jami, Laken (the girl, not the cat), and Annette. We had hot dogs and unlike the last time we drove up there, had the lake pretty much to ourselves.
On the way up, we saw the most beautiful rainbow I think I have ever seen! It wasn't in the sky but was lying on the mountain, almost like a quilt! It took our breath away. People were pulling over to get pictures.
With the rainbow came a promise from God. He said he would never again destroy the whole world with a flood. He has kept that promise. He always keeps His promises. If I am trying to follow Him, then I should also try to keep my promises.
When someone asks me to pray for them....I should make it a point to pray.
When someone asks me to help them in some way....I should make it a priority to help.
When someone asks me to just show up for some activity designed to minister to others...I should make sure I show up....on time.
Keeping a promise is not always easy. Other things that I want to do, just for me, get in the way. God is busy too. He, after all, has a whole universe to run. But He still keeps His promises. Promises He made over 2,000 years ago. Sometimes, I can't keep a promise I made 2 hours ago!