The Spider

Have you ever walked into a spiderweb? I bet most of you have. I know I have, at least once or twice a summer. We have a covering that hangs over our outside door. It seems to be a favorite place for spiders to create their web. However, I have walked out some mornings at 3 a.m. to go to work, and not seeing the web, have walked into it, followed by dance moves I didn’t know I was capable of! It is not a good feeling by any means!

Well, I’m not sure what is so different this year, but like usual there was this web one morning which luckily, I saw, before walking into it. In fact, right in the middle of it was this gigantic spider! Well, not quite giant size, but bigger than those little ones you see. I had my husband knock the web down that day after he got home from work. The next morning there was another web, in the same spot! Again, we destroyed it. A couple days later, yep, you guessed it; another web right there by the door! In fact, you had to duck to miss it when walking out! This has never happened before. This spider just would not go away and find another spot to create its web. Every time we knocked it down, it would rebuild! It is still an ongoing problem, apparently for us and the spider! Yet, you have to give it credit. It is persistent. It does not give up. Hmmm…. could we learn a lesson from this little guy?

When life knocks you down, don’t stay down! When your plans fail, do not give up. When you’re feeling like no one cares, be persistent in your prayers and bible reading, for it is God’s word that will strengthen and sustain you. Life can be annoying, and yes,  even very hard at times; but be like the spider, who continues to do what it was created to do, no matter how many times someone comes along and destroys its efforts. You, also, were created for a purpose. You are loved and cherished by God, your heavenly Father.  Don’t let life knock you down so hard, you refuse to get back up. Failure doesn’t happen, until you stop trying. Keep getting up, my friend; because this life is a journey with Jesus, and you won’t want to miss the things He has in store!
I am not fond of spiders, yet perhaps this spider situation is a lesson learned, one we could all benefit from.

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About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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