27 August 2010

Window Views - Watching

The view out the window of my back door today looks quite a bit tamer than what Cass Frear writes about seeing at the Moonboat Cafe.

This is one of our two new barn kittens Pepper, feeling somewhat protected by shovels, brooms and a trash can, while he looks to see what Faith (the dog) is doing.

He may indeed be small, but in his heart he is every bit the wild bobcat that went running through Cass's yard. Or perhaps he thinks himself a lynx. We have those in these parts as well.

Safe in the shadow of the trash can Pepper is free to imagine adventures of various sorts, where he is ever victorious.

But... he will never truly conquer his fear of Faith unless he steps away from his covering, his shelter, his feeling of protection.

Couldn't the same be said of us all? It's time to take a step out of the shadow, knowing that our God is with us and for us.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 NIV

It's time to respond to His command. The same words He spoke to Joshua, He speaks still to us today:

Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.
Joshua 1:9 The Message

Ask the Lord what step He's asking you to take this day. Then grab hold of His promises - and go!

Join Cass at The Moonboat Cafe for more Window Views.


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, i love this. yes - i want to walk where Jesus leads and I want to be diligent about seeking Him in all things.

Cassandra Frear said...

Aww. I think this is my favorite post of the week.

Your kitty is adorable, just the kind I like. And a great miniature of my bobcat.

Love how your reflected on your own faith here, too.

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

I can definitely identify with Pepper! Thank you for this encouraging post.

Daughter of the KING said...

What a great analogy! Too often I tend to find myself like Pepper seeking the safe way. Can't begin to tell you the times that scripture has been given to me through prophesies. Thank you for the great photos - they bring a better view into play....

Linda J

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh, my brain was going in the same direction after the first two lines. I love it! So much truth.

Carrie Burtt said...

Pepper and me are having the same struggle...thank you for sharing this inspirational post! :-)

Laura said...

Adorable! I love the view from your window :) I'm going to go check out what this is all about!

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