where is all this going?…


25/03/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Hebrews 11 (The Bible) talks about great people of faith. It tells of Noah, who built an ark (an enormous floating vessel) simply because God told him to do it, although he didn’t know why, or where it was destined to go. The chapter also tells of Abraham, and how God told him to move from the land where he grew up to a land that God promised to him (Israel). He obeyed and took a leap of faith, even though the journey he (and his extended household) made was into unknown territory.

What I think is so encouraging, about the many people outlined in this chapter, is that they were all normal, everyday people. They were not born into greatness or privilege, but God chose to use them because they were faithful and willing.

Where am I going with the Canvassing My Friends project? I am asked this question quite often. Why am I doing it? Am I crazy? What am I going to do afterwards? Will I quit my job to be a full time artist? What’s next? The short answer is “I don’t know”.

All I can say, right now, is that I know that I am supposed to be on this journey, though I do not know where I will end up. I think what is more important is that:

  1. I made a willing decision to start moving
  2. I don’t give up
  3. the journey itself is productive and enriches others
  4. I have the continued faith and determination that is required to finish.

Anything else is up to God. I will be sure to let you know when I know!


3 thoughts on “where is all this going?…

  1. Leona Briggs says:

    The “hall of faith” in Hebrews is not only made up of ordinary people, it is made up of flawed people–and that gives me great encouragement! “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” He takes that which is flawed in us and uses it for His glory!

    As to your journey, God has given you a great gift–not only your artistic talent, but the gift of encouragement for your friends and those that “stumble upon” your blog. You are sharing your gifts and giving Him the glory! That doesn’t sound “crazy” to me! You have chosen your journey on the path God chose for your life and I have no doubt you will someday hear “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”

    • Sarah Ritchie says:

      Hi Leona…I haven’t received any of your blog posts in ages, and then I found that you have deleted your blog! Are you OK? I didn’t have an email address for you, so this was the only way I could think of to get in touch.

  2. Sarah Ritchie says:

    You are SO right Leona…very flawed people, that fact does give us all hope! Thank you for your words…very appreciated. So often, on life’s journey, we have that “why” question hanging over us. Most times, I have found, it is better to just get on with it, and do what we know to be right, than ask “why”…God will sort it out (and reveal the answers to us) in His own time.

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