A Baby Turtles Journey to the Sea
JOURNEY = a trek, expedition, a travel or passage from one place to another,
a trip that spans over time
Each year around the month of May, thousands of turtles make nests to lay eggs on the beaches. Around August the babies are ready to emerge from their sand covered nests and make their journey to the sea. The baby turtle will face adversities during its journey that will strengthen or potentially devour the baby turtle, depending on the choices in the journey the baby turtle makes:
• wind and weather
• waves and riptides
• crabs eat baby turtles,
• sea gulls,
• coyotes, and
• people are predators that could keep them from their intended path.
The baby turtles will have gained strength from the experience of their initial journey. They have an innate inner voice offering direction to know their way. If the baby turtle is led off course by following other misguided baby turtles it becomes vulnerable and risks danger to their survival. The path to the sea is intended to provide strength and awareness needed for the journey and opportunities ahead in their life, and the baby turtle’s choices matter to their outcomes.
In our journey, we too face adversity and distractions that draw us off course. With training and a committed focus to getting to know God as a faithful friend, we will hear and recognize God’s voice, and be able to follow Him. Our choices will either strengthen us or draw us off course and cause us to miss God’s intended blessings and abundant life. This book offers the opportunity to get to know God as our friend and learn to hear His voice as our relationship with Jehovah deepens. Many saints have made mistakes and God has still used them in powerful ways: Adversity always precedes opportunity, so persevere and finish well!
ROMANS 5:3-4; 12:12 3Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. [NIV]
JAMES 1:4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [NIV]
PHILIPPIANS 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
PHILIPPIANS 3:10a I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection…
JOHN 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me