Monday, May 7, 2012

Was it Really Plan A?

As they stood at the front of the church you could tell without them saying a word that they were nervous.  Really why would you think that two teenagers about to give a presentation wouldn't be? 

With several minutes before the service was to begin, the two walked over my way.
The young man shared with nervousness that their video would not work.  He felt that it was so important to their talk but then offered with resolve all he could think to say.  "Well I guess we go to plan B."  I gently smiled back and told him, "Maybe your plan B was God's plan A in the first place."
With that a smile graced his face and took his place to proclaim what God had given him to share.

Isn't that how we are so many times in our personal lives?  We start making plans, start coming up with how things are going to happen on our calendars or even in our everyday or long term lives.  We stand there excited, proud and even safely dependant on our plans.  Oh yes they might seem they are right on track but then things don't work, stuff falls through the cracks or they just plain 'ole fall apart.  We quickly assume we have to resort to plan B.

But what if our plan B was God's plan A in the first place?  What if God allowed all the stuff to fall apart or shift in another direct so that we will join Him in His BEST plan?

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Sounds like long before we made those plans, long before we dreamed that dream, long before we started down this current path, God knew His best for us.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."

God's plan A is not just over your eternal life is is also over your everyday lives. Are you relying on a plan B or are you trusting in His plan A?

Don't get frustrated when your plan B seems the only option, it just might have been Plan A along!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Time for Pondering

Have you ever had those times where you've had something to share but you just didn't know how?

You hear God's voice softly speaking to your soul but to type it out the words, well they just wouldn't flow?

That's how I have been lately.  Listening to God, overflowing with His richness but just not knowing how to put it in words.  Every time I would begin to sit down to share, the words just wouldn't flow from my brain to my fingertips.  I think God wanted the words He was giving me to settle deep in my heart, His words to become my heart beat.  Although we are to share what God has and is doing in and through us I think there are times He says ponder this a while.

These times of pondering have be wonderful for my soul.  Refreshing times have been enjoyed as I let His word replenish in my time of quiet reflecting.  But now...

Now I think it is time for the quiet to be over.  Now is the time to allow the words to flow again from my fingertips to page.  Now is the time to let go and let God have free reign over my writing and ministry. 

I can't wait to see what He has in store from this time of reflecting!