Thursday, May 12, 2011
Ok, so some things have been stressing me - some I have some control over and some I may not.
I'm reading a devotional that a friend gave me, love the uplifting message so much I buy the daily devotional - author is Frances J. Roberts. Quite a few days the message either hits the nail on the head for me or someone close to me.
Well the message the other day was that I am not alone, God wants me to lean on him, my fellowship with Him is precious (to Him), to lay my head upon His knee and let Him quiet me. Forget all the rest... I paraphrased and only touched upon the message. But it is exactly what I need to hear right now.
So to remind myself I came upon my new mantra "God's plan is perfect, everything will be ok"
Ok, sounds good, is comforting. Didn't expect God to take the time to prove it to me, I was accepting it. But he takes a few moments out of his busy schedule to show me exactly what it means. This morning I got up - did my walking video, my general morning activity - breakfast, pack my lunch etc. Then leave for school grabbing purse, lunch bag and whatever else I need and keys. This morning all but my purse. Drive to school, hit a bird I tried to miss - feel bad near to tears. Get to school and go to drop my keys in my purse and it's not there! Can't go back home, had phone in it and needed to make some phone calls including my youngest DD.
Go into school thinking boy this is going to be some kind of day.
Well, it wasn't too bad, had to do my after school walk without phone and Pandora (my new favorite) and then I head home. (If I had my purse I would have headed straight to Dorothy's house to have our weekly tea). As I get to my road - who do I see, but DD leaving (she came home for laundry and a car inspection). She turned around so I could get a hug. I pull up to my house and the neighbor behind has a huge pile of junk - mostly yard junk burning. My bedroom window - open faces the field where he's got this big fire with ugly black smoke coming out. I run quick and close the windows - no smoke in house. Then I visit with Sarah for about 10 minutes get 4 or 5 hugs and she's got to get back home and I leave for Dorothy's.
Had I not left my purse home I would have missed a brief visit and hugs from Sarah and would have had a house full of stinky smoke! Talk about God moving in mysterious ways. By the way, on the way home I could not find the body of the little bird I hit! I prayed that I just stunned him and he'd be able to fly away.
So "God's plan is truly perfect, everything WILL be ok!"
A previous mantra was "Fear is a lack of Faith" - which also applies to my life right now.
For anyone interested the book I was paraphrasing is Dialogues with God, by Frances J. Roberts.