June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

May 1, 2007

A Place for Me

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
~ Charles Spurgeon

“You made it!”
“ Congratulations!”
“Well done!”
“Good to see you!” “
Praise the Lord!”

I can imagine the excitement as the snail who was probably the last animal made its way into the ark. The journey had been long and difficult. There were many obstacles to overcome along the way but finally tired, but excited, by perseverance the snail reached the ark.

The thought that came to my mind as I read this week’s in other word’s quote was, a place for me. There were many animals on the ark, tall, short, beautiful, not so beautiful, fast, slow etc. The small, slow seemingly insignificant snail in today’s world may probably have been overlooked. However, there was a special place reserved on the ark just for that snail. The ark was not complete without the insignificant little snail.

We all feel insignificant sometimes especially sometimes around people who seem more talented, more beautiful, more creative etc. than we are. However, just like there was a place on the ark for the snail there is a place for each of us. God gave each of talents and us special gifts and there is a place in this world for each of us to use them. However, like the snail we have to keep our goals in sight and persevere in spite of whatever obstacles we encounter along the way.

For more thoughts on this weeks in other words visit Iris at Sting My Heart


Rosemarie said...

I'm smiling! :) Thanks for participating. I enjoyed your take on this week's quote and look forward to reading more from you.

God certainly has a special place for you here, and in Heaven.

What a glorious song of worship to our Lord for young men and women praising His name.

"Pearls of Wisdom...a heavenly place."

eph2810 said...

You are so right--we all who trust in His grace and mercy have a place on the ark aka Heaven.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote, Bernadine. You always put a smile on my face when you drop by.

Blessings to you and yours.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I love your post. I am so glad you participated. May the Lord Bless you this week and always.


MiPa said...

What great insight! Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed this. Blessings.

Denise said...

This was very beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

I love your take on this week's quote. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Sharon said...

What a great perspective on today's quote.
A place for me--i love that thought.
Thanks for sharing.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

What a great take on the quote--a place for me. I love that!


Rachelle said...

That is beautiful -- I love how you tied this to significance. We all must persevere because we are significant in God's plan! Thanks for an inspiring post.

Crystal said...

Great post.....thanks for sharing!

Nise' said...

Thank you for ministering to my heart and confirming something God has been showing me, "there is a place of each of us".

Amydeanne said...

very well put! thanks for sharing!

Bonnie W said...

Thank you for the reminder that we are VALUABLE to God!
Great post.

Hopeful Spirit said...

Beautiful! A powerful reminder to us all that we are unique and many, but cared for individually.

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