Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God's Surprising Plans

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Due to a visit to the lab this morning, I am late getting this out. But even thought this will be short, I hope it will be meaningful to you.

You never know who God will put in your path in strange places. My friends, Carl and Carol were also at the lab, so we had a nice visit while people watching and waiting. I was really glad to get home and eat breakfast after nine. I am not fond of fasting, since I am a get up and eat breakfast kind of person. But it is over with and I am glad.

Yesterday, as I went into church for a training session, the parking lot was lined with lots of ibis. I have never seen so many at one time! Something was really appealing to them about the grass. Then, after I was through, I saw lots of turtles plastered on the bank of the weir as I drove to the park. A very weary looking woodstork was strolling along the bank of Lynch Lake as I headed out. and this morning I saw a great white heron standing by the bank. They are so beautiful and graceful looking! God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Open Yourself to God's surprising Plans

But as it is written:
What no eye has seen and no ear has heard,
and what has never come into a man's heart,
is what God has prepared for those who love Him.
    1 Corinthians 2:9 HCSB

God has plans for your life, wonderful, surprising plans...but He won't force those plans upon you. To the contrary, He has given you free will, freedom to make decisions on your own. With that freedom to choose comes the responsibility of living with the consequences of the choices you make.

If you seek to live in accordance with God's will for your life--and you should-then you will study God's Word, and you will be watchful for His signs. You will associate with fellow Christians who will encourage your spiritual growth, and you will listen to that inner voice that speaks to you in the quiet moments of your daily devotionals.

 God intends to use you in wonderful, unexpected ways if you let him. The decision to seek God's plan and to follow it is yours and yours alone. The consequences of that decision have implications that are both profound and eternal , so choose carefully.

                              GREAT THOUGHTS
Even when we cannot see the why and wherefore of God's dealings, we know that there is love in and behind them, so we can rejoice always.

                                           -Today's Prayer_
Dear Lord, I know that you have a plan for me. Today, I will seek your will in every aspect of my life. I will seek to live obediently, courageously, and wisely. Heavenly Father, please make me watchful for your signs and accepting of your love, this day and forever. Amen.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,