Recently, I got selected to present my poster of “Chesster” at my state’s capitol building. For those of you who don’t know, I made Chesster from scratch in 6 weeks for a final project in one of my classes. And when I say scratch, I mean scratch. Me and 7 other students took a van and spent the night in a fancy hotel in downtown Nashville. And I actually got my own room, which was a shock!
We woke up this morning, got dressed, and made our way over to the capitol building that was just a few blocks away. When we got there, we began to dig through the stack of posters to find our own. No need to be shocked, but my poster wasn’t in the stack. (it could only happen to me) Actually, one of my classmates couldn’t find his either. I assume that ours just never made it into the stack before we left. Just an honest mix up on the university’s part I guess. I could really just laugh to myself.
We improvised and printed our slides out on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. (it looked redneck, but it served its purpose) I also had my iPad there so people could watch the video.
I met some really nice people and worked on my sociable skills a tad. In case you don’t know, I’m extremely shy. And the capitol building is absolutely amazing! There was definitely not a shortage in tax payers’ money when that thing was built! All in all, I would say it was a really nice day!
But you didn’t think I would let you go without a spiritual lesson did you?
I was reading out of the book of Numbers in the hotel room last night. In case you’re unfamiliar, it is about the children of Israel wandering around in the wilderness. Moses was taking care of them and being their leader. Time after time, though, the children of Israel would start to doubt the Lord and whether He could deliver them out of the wilderness.
God had a plan all along. There was never a question whether or not He was going to deliver them or not. It was going to happen all along. But, and here’s the big but, they did not believe that God could do it. They thought the circumstances of the world were too much for the Almighty God to overcome. Doubt and unbelief were the primary reasons for Israel’s hardships. A lack of faith in God caused them to walk around aimlessly for 40 years.
So once again, God was showing me that I need to stop getting discouraged, like I was in my last post. He was telling me that I need to start having more faith in Him.
And to top it all off, my preacher’s sermon tonight was about having faith! I was just shaking my head as I was watching. God, if this isn’t you telling me I need to have more faith, then I just don’t know what is…..
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
- Seth Appleton