Bible Verse for the Day | Proverbs 16:9
"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."
Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! What a beautiful day outside my window this morning! It's so quiet and peaceful…just the perfect time to spend with God. I pray that as we begin another visit; that God would truly fill us with words of encouragement…and that we would leave with a hope that can continue to keep us standing…no matter what we may be facing at this time…Amen!
Have you ever had a day, when you had only planned to do one or two things; but it ended up being much more? This is what happened to me yesterday. I don't know what it is; but every time I clean and redo something in a room…nothing seems to go back and look the way it once did.
Anyways, I had bought some new café curtains recently for the front living room window…and after hanging them over the weekend, I came to see that the light on one of my plants wasn't as bright as it used to be, so I thought to myself…well Diane, you have a lighter schedule on Monday, so you can take a little time and move the plant; at least that's what I was thinking.
After doing some ministry work on Monday morning, along with making a pot of split pea soup for dinner that night, I decided that I would have time before lunch to do this small task. After moving the plant to a brighter spot…I then felt the need to pull out an old school desk that Keith once bought for me and vacuum the carpet underneath. From there, I just knew that I would have to rearrange a few things on the school desk, so I did that. Then, as I looked at the couch table, I realized that I needed to remove an old throw rug from under it and get rid of that, so I had Keith help me get the rug out…and then I vacuumed under there. Finally, after what was supposed to be a simple task, I made lunch for Keith and I and took a break.
Once lunch was over, I thought that while I had the vacuum out, I'd take and vacuum behind a few things in my extended kitchen…so I did that. I would say that by time I finished, with what was supposed to be a small project, it was around 3:00 or so. The pain levels had definitely increased in my feet and legs, by time I was finished…but what I was happy about; was that I was finally able to complete some things that I have been putting off for quite some time; and I have to say…I really enjoyed it.
After getting around for the evening, I felt kind of bad, because I hadn't done much ministry work that day; but then God reminded me that He is the One who plans my day. From what I felt, as I talked with Him; I think He just wanted me to take a break and relax…and believe it or not…doing things like this always relaxes me.
You know…it's amazing, as to how we can plan a day…and see it turn out into something completely different. Later, we can sit and wonder, as to how that all came about; but from what I have come to see; it's just God laying out the footsteps for us to walk in…and when we choose to walk in those footsteps…knowing that He knows what's best for us; then I believe that this is when every piece of the day will fall into place and will actually give us a feeling of peace and joy.
As I look back on my life, I remember moments when I tried to piece everything into my day and make it my way; but I also remember, as to how I became frustrated and unsettled…and it was probably because I was trying to fit something into my day that just didn't belong there. Do we ever stop to realize, as to how every day could be filled with peace and joy…only if we would be willing to let God lay out the day before us?
One thing I know…is that God longs so much to be there for us…to work side by side and help us and keep us from needless moments of suffering; but the thing that I have come to see; is that it will never work out that way, if we are always one step ahead of Him.
Within these past few days, I have truly been reminded, as to how important it is to remain in sync with God. I truly believe that when we feel alone…in a day that has gone wrong; then just maybe it could be because we have been walking through that day alone, while focusing on how we are going to fit each piece of the day together.
Lately, I have found so much peace and happy moments in my day…and that has been because God and I have truly been sharing the day together. Now, as we close, let me ask you a question… "How is your day going…and are you feeling that same peace?" If not; then maybe you need to do like me and just let God walk you through the day, so He can lead you to the moments that He has planned just for you.
As we end our time together today, I want you to know that I have truly been enjoying our visits even more lately…and it's because God has been doing a new thing in my life, even in the midst of chronic pain and fatigue; and oh, how I praise Him, for His loving care for me! If you are also struggling to get through a day…and you are feeling alone, in a world of your own; then may I encourage you to just turn around and run back to God and let Him lead the way; that you too may experience a day that He has planned just for you.
Have a very blessed day…take care…and I hope that you will return again tomorrow and join me for another great God inspired visit! Bye for now!
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