Friday, January 04, 2013
What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION." So then it does no depend on the man who wills or man who runs, but on God who has mercy.
Hello guys and gals.
First off I want to thank you guys for all you positive comments yesterday and the day before. It sure does help me want to keep on sharing with you guys my thoughts.
I woke up early again today. For some reason I have been wanting to go to bed early the last couple days. I think I am coming down with something, my throat feels itchy and I have been coughing since last night. I will need some rest before I go to work tonight, I can get me a nap a little later on, I hope. I wont be able to call in tonight, considering they let someone go the other day. Oh well, I know I can always count on the Lord for strength.
This is my first shift from night sleeping to day sleeping since I started my diet. I thought about not eating a snack and my lunch and waiting until 6 pm to eat my lunch. That doesn't seem right to me. Instead, I think I will adjust my calorie intake through out the day and night, just to get on my night schedule. I already ate breakfast at 8:30 am. My snack would be around 10:30 am. Maybe I will eat a real light snack and then go take my nap at 11:00 am. Then get up around 3:00 pm and eat a snack then so I can eat my lunch at 6:00 pm. Wow this seems to be a lot of work scheduling my food times. I just hope I can remember this schedule next week. Sounds like a plan to me.
Wow I didn't know how I was going to tie this into my scripture or my title, but there it is. Its a Plan. Just like God has a plan. He knows the reason He is allowing the things in our lives to happen. I have heard it said "God will never give you anything you cant handle." I believe that is true if you have God. I have heard "What kind of God would allow something like this to happen?" My answer to that is, a God with a plan.
As I am looking at the scripture I added today I realize something. The plans God has for us, do not depend on us... They solely depend on God. It is God's master plan for His kingdom.
How many times do you go to the grocery store? Three maybe four times a week? I can tell you every path to our grocery stores and paths that I would not normally go. Have you ever got the urge to go the longer way around? I know I have. I think those are God's plans. Who knows, if you didn't take that urge to go to the left instead of right, you might have had a fatal accident. That is just one example of, God's plan.
You may say, "Zach I can see your point, but what about that baby that God let die? No graceful God would let that happen." Let me ask you one thing. Do you know what the age of accountability is? Most children do not reach that age until 12-15 yrs of age. If they are not at that age of accountability they are going to HEAVEN. I believe if we lose a baby, or a child it is because God has it in His plans for something greater for us. We have to realize that this moment on earth is just a fleeting moment, and we have to do our best to let God shine his light in our lives, so that we can share his love with the world.
I know that my plans are not always what God has planned for me, and sometimes He shows me His mercy because He loves me. I think that He allows me to go through some of my own plans, even if they are not the best for me, to teach me a lesson.
Wow, I never thought God would send me down this path today. I praise him now and today for His mercy and compassion He show me daily.
Father I pray that you give me strength to listen to you, when I am needing your guidance. I ask right now that you give each one of us the strength to continue on our path to healthy living, and following your word. Go with each one of us today and help to praise your name. In Jesus' precious name. Amen