Closing thoughts and prayer from Riding the Phoenix Part II – Session 3.
Sometimes Lord I have to admit I wish you were more consistent. At least by my definition. I wish you would decide to put me on calm waters or not. I could get the right gear on and not expect anything other than the sea I’m sailing upon.
Of course I realize upon closer inspection of my own thinking what a foolish wish that is. After all any captain sailing on calm seas for too long becomes careless and loses those fast sharp reactive survival instincts that make him an excellent captain in the first place.
It is the storms in our life that refine our instincts, not calm waters. We learn nothing napping in the Sun. But no captain can navigate through a storm forever without dying of exhaustion, or turning the ship over to someone else.
The design of life is one of perfection. It is I who am in awe that a calm sea and a storm can occur on the same day. It is my challenge to become an astute navigator.