Does it ever seem that one day runs into the next with
little thought put into them about the future?
Sometimes I get to the end of the week and think about
how little I got accomplished and realize that precious time
Time that cannot be recaptured.
Time that cannot be recaptured.
We have a limited amount of days on this earth.
Each one ticks by,
with increasing speed the older we get.
I remember as a child so often the days would be soooo long
when waiting for some special event to arrive.
After marriage and children time has warped and those
same 24 hours are gone in a blink.
Even though it often seems that in the busyness I forget
to think about what He would have me to do
my Precious Father gets my attention.
This year it was through my Mother-in-Law
who showed up in my kitchen one afternoon.
She looked me in the eye and pleaded with me to join her
at her ladies Bible Study on Wednesday Mornings.
It's not that she hasn't asked before,
but there was something different this time.
She literally blushed as she asked.
I could see how important this was to Georgia.
I nodded and told her I would think about it.
"Maybe", I said.
Over the next couple of days that still small voice
kept "nagging" me.
"You really should go."
"Why not take the time to make her happy?"
"Why was it so important to your Mother-in-law?"
"Perhaps there is something there for you....."
Finally, I relented.
First in my own spirit.
Then to Georgia, who was sooo happy.
So, on the first day of the session I walked in the door
trying to decide which of the various study offerings I would
choose to attend.
This neighborhood ladies study is so large that I had five
studies to pick from.
I chose Beth Moore's Study called
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things.
In my mind I was thinking that as involved in our church
as I am it might give insight into issues we see there from
time to time. I thought perhaps she dealt with restoration
and other such general issues.
The point of this study is all about the person working
through its pages and rooting out sin in your own life.
I now know that I was supposed to attend this particular
study to help me deal with issues that have dogged me most of
my adult life.
Many years ago I was mistreated by a former boss.
I won't go into details but I was left feeling that I would rather be
"chubby" and "cheerful"
than "beautifully thin" and "vulnerable".
I felt safer in my extra skin.
A layer of protection.
Now I am learning that God is my protection.
I don't need to hold onto this security blanket of weight.
Man! I did NOT see this coming.
Not for a second!
Do you ever hear His still small voice
speaking to you?
Do you take the time to listen?
I wonder what amazing things He has for you?
Is He ready to set you free from some chains that you didn't
even know held you bound?
I would encourage you to listen.
To seek His face.
He is good!
He loves you.
He's got plans for YOU.
They are soooo sweet.
A much quoted verse really does say
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Thanks for letting me be vulnerable and open with you today.
This is not easy but it is real
and it is good.
Please feel free to use the comments to uplift
and encourage others with testimonies of
ways God has revealed His plans in your life.
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