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:
- I made a willing decision to start moving
- I don’t give up
- the journey itself is productive and enriches others
- 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!