It was raining cats and dogs that day as B, the turtle, finished her errands and returned to work. Trying to avoid getting soaked, B positioned her box over her head and dashed up the steps for cover. When she reached the door, B saw she was not the only creature seeking shelter from the rain. Rocky, the squirrel was hanging out there also. He was startled by B's appearance and began to run nervously back and forth in front of B. He clearly did not know what to do in a moment like this. B did not either. What if Rocky climbed her leg like a tree? The thought of him scampering up B's leg sent her into a complete tizzy! Jumping up and down, screaming to the top of her lungs, is not typical type B behavior. However, her coworkers thought it was very entertaining.
After B recovered from her 'incident,' she continued her work. By the afternoon, the rain stopped and B was preparing for an after school program for little turtles. A coworker had informed B earlier in the week of a sermon he downloaded. As soon as I heard it he said, "I KNEW it was a message for you B." Hmmm. A message especially for B. Really? B had forgotten all about his words until he asked if he could play the message while B was waiting for the little turtles. She questioned in her mind if this message was REALLY for her. (B can b a little skeptical at times.) Sometimes she forgets God is not in a box like her.
B listened closely as the sermon played over the speakers throughout the office. The message was by a well known pastor, speaker, and author. He said his message was for dreamers. So far, so good. B qualified as a dreamer, more than she dared to reveal. The passage was Ex. 14:13-15
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still,
and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the
Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the
children of Israel, that they go forward:
The pastor talked about the challenge of moving forward in your journey despite all the obstacles ahead. B had glimpses of mountains already on her path. She knew there would be many things and even people who would discourage her along the way. Then, out of the blue, came these words out of the pastor's mouth.
"I have a word for you today from the Lord. If you will keep moving forward.....God's getting ready to ROCK YOUR WORLD SQUIRREL!"
B's eyes grew big. Her coworker came into the room with her mouth hanging open. She witnessed B's out of the blue moment. Yes, this well known pastor said "ROCK YOUR WORLD SQUIRREL". He really said "SQUIRREL!" This was a WORD for B. She knew exactly what the Lord was saying to her.B's story, 'Growing Up to B His Girl' is about Walking by Faith. She is feeling a little motion sickness now as she types this for you. His hand is on baby b's cradle and the ROCKING has begun. It' time.
B His Girl
P.S. Notice the 'fault' line in B's shell. It runs deep. The Lord is not put off by her imperfections. He will shine through them. Thank you Jesus. B loves you!