Lessons Learned – Here are a few.
Lesson #1: Ok, I said there would be a guest post, but as new cruisers we have learned a lesson we should have already known. Don’t boat on a schedule, so our planned four day trip from St. Petersburg, Florida to Mobile, Alabama took seven days. Therefore our new blog site does not have a post ready yet, but now that we have stopped I will be able to spend some time reflecting on the last seven days. Take your time because there is a time to hurry and sometimes there is a time to be patient and cruising in a boat is a patient time. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Lesson #2: Prepare for the worst. “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”” Luke 21:36. Yes, we learned a lesson the hard way one night and did not prepare and protect ourselves as we should have, but God was there and help us through the storm, literally, and provided us the wisdom that only he can provide. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5.
Lesson #3: Have a good anchor. All I can say is that our anchor is pretty special to us after this first voyage. I have thought often of all she has held us through over the last seven days. I look at her and see her as a metaphor of Christ. Christ is our rock and he holds us close to him and protects us from evil. That is what our anchor did she held us close and protected us. “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,” Hebrews 6:19.
So I will try again next week to share our new traveling blog and our first passage. Stay tuned for more lessons and all the fun!
Closing Verse: “Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14.
Challenge: Make Christ your anchor and live life today!