Friday, September 6, 2013

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! We had very little rain yesterday, even though
the thunder was right near and overhead, it sounded like. Just a little shower from all that noise.

Today will be another hot nineties day. with maybe another shower later on in the afternoon. That's ok with me because unless it is absolutely necessary, I will not go out in the car until I get the call that the part is in and the A/C can be fixed. This happens to be Ray's birthday,
 and he will be working on the car! It will be a present for me!

I found out the A/C would work if I kept my finger on the button on the way to my hair appointment yesterday, but coming out a couple hours later, it would not work, so I sweltered on the way home.

Oh, well, when I met the mailman as I came out of the garage, he was drenched, but cheerful, as usual, so we commiserated about the heat. He has a Wil Myers hairdo. Kinda wild under his hat!

I heard so many cicadas singing in the trees and then lots of birds chirping yesterday evening. It was quite noisy, but God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

 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 , the ability 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 live in accordance with his
commandments. 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 is yours and yours
alone. The consequences of that decision have implications
that are both profound and eternal, so choose carefully

"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.
                                      J. L. Packer

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

Love and hugs,