Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Great Out of Doors

We are preparing for the first family camping trip in many, many years. I am excited about spending time with the kids. My sketch pad is packed and I am good to go!
The thought that One of Eight and his sweet wife won't be with us is sad to me but knowing this is his last deployment is a relief. God has been so faithful to watch over him on each deployment. I am amazed that we serve such a detail oriented God. Nothing escapes His watchful eyes.

I am looking forward to getting alone with God. It is always so wonderful to be able to draw away and listen for Him, especially when you can be in one of those beautiful places He created instead of a man made structure.

God has a plan for each moment of my life, He is a God of detail. I am not always tuned in to his agenda -because I have my own own agenda. In fact, I often lie awake in at night and mentally plan the next day. Unfortunately for me and my agenda scripture makes it clear that we cannot serve two masters. I have to be able to submit my will and my schedule to God. I must surrender not just the day but each minute of each hour in the day.

You might wonder how you can possibly get everything accomplished you need to. Well, I'm not sure. In all honesty I have never in 48 years turned out the lights at night, climbed into bed and said, " Wow! I got absolutely everything done today that I had planned!"
The nature of the beast is this, we can easily become slaves to work. I don't know about you but I want all of God's blessings for my life. Blessings very often do come in disguise and if we are too busy we miss them .
I am not telling you to throw out your schedule but I am saying don't be a slave to it. Be open to the Still Small Voice. If we will lay our schedule on the altar of God's will we might just be surprised by the Divine Interruptions God sends our way.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, great to meet another HOWTA user! Lord bless! Leinani

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