Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thankful for God's plan...

Today I am so very thankful for God's direction.  Yesterday I was working on getting my stuff done and ready for church last night.  In the midst of doing all this, I had prepared what I was going to do, made my copies and got everything ready to take to church.  Well, in all reality I did not get everything ready.  When we got to church last night it suddenly hit me that while I had prepared my 'lesson' I had forgotten to put the papers with my 'stuff.'  Here I am, 25 miles from home with no chance of running back to get the papers.  Now what am I going to do?  Well, God is good.  I knew the gist of my lesson and so I went from there.  However, as He always does, God had a different plan.  I started out with the scripture that I had planned to start with.  But it was through a series of statements and questions that God turned the conversation to a whole other topic. 

I had planned the evening to be a continuation of my Sunday sermon on 'avoiding sleepwalking.'  So I read 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 and as we got to discussing this passage, the topic slowly turned to passion.  I made the statement "Lack of passion keeps us from going to the uttermost part of the earth or even down the street to minister to a neighbor."  It was from there that our entire time together was spent talking about how important passion is in our walk.  We have to be passionate about the things that matter in our life.  We have to be passionate about our marriage.  We have to be passionate about our call from God.  We have to be passionate about the things that matter in our life.  If we are not passionate about our marriage, then our marriage becomes just a shell.  If we are not passionate about the things of God, then those things don't drive us to do the work of God.

So, today I am thankful that God had a plan and my forgetting my lesson at home was part of His plan.  It is apparent that He wanted our group to talk about passion last night.  Thank you, Lord, for your every present involvement in my life.  Thank you, Lord, that I didn't begin to fret at the knowledge that I had no lesson to give to the adults in church but that I trusted You and as always, You had a plan.

What are you thankful for today?

Have a blessed day!

1 comment:

  1. God always has a plan and His plan is far better than ours!


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