After the end of a recent mission retreat in Guatemala, my husband and I needed to leave our hotel in Antigua at 3:30 a.m. in the morning to go to the Guatemala City Airport. I decided to shower the night before because 3:30 a.m. is not meant for anyone to be awake. (Surely there is a special place in heaven for night shift workers.)
I turned the shower on and waited and waited for hot water. None. Only cold. So I turned the cold water handle on just in case it was plumbed backwards. No hot water. I turned the hot water faucet back on and waited and waited some more. Because I was committed, I was going to do shower with or without hot water.
First my right foot went into the shower. Then my left. Brrrr. “I can do this. I need to do this.” Then the water began to feel less chilly. Soon warm water was falling on my head. Ah....the warm water became warmer and warmer until several minutes later I was enjoying hot water. It was wonderful.
This might sound silly but I thought - this is what happens when God asks me to step out in faith!
It looks like nothing is happening. I don’t always see (or feel) the blessing right away. It’s only when I step out in obedience that He empowers me to do what He’s asked of me. I believe it’s the same for you, too.
What is it you are waiting for?
May God give you - and me - the courage and faith to take that first step. May your cold water turn to hot water when you do.
May your first step be one of many steps.
May you enjoy His “showers of blessings”.
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26