Saturday, April 13, 2013

Plans Interrupted

I have made my plans for the day. I've talked to the Lord about them:

"You know yesterday I had planned to get caught up on my Bible study Father, and then we stayed so long at Mom and Dad. I hadn't figured going out to dinner with them into the schedule. It was nice, and I really do treasure these moments with them. But I never did get to the Bible study and now I'm even farther behind. And there was this blog post I had on my heart. I thought You wanted me to get that written."

"It's all right child. I enjoyed dinner with all of you."

"So today I 'm going to keep to the schedule. I've got my memory verse cards, and I'll work on those while I'm walking. I know it's important to hide Your words in my heart - and I don't want to fall behind.
Oh no! There's our neighbor. Maybe she'll turn the corner before I catch up to her. Nope. She's waiting for me. But Lord, I was just getting started on the verses..... and she walks so slowly..."

"She is more important to me at this moment dear one. Set the cards aside and give her the gift of your time."

"We're almost finished Father and now she wants to take me to meet one of the neighbors I haven't met. I still have the dirty dishes in the sink, a load of clothes in the washer and that Bible Study. I need to get going."

"I'd like you to meet this neighbor. It may not seem important right now, but I have this for you do to."

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The dirty dishes are in the dishwasher now, and the dryer is humming. I'm hopelessly behind but in my heart I know I'm right where He wants me to be. I don't know what will come of the plans He had for me today. I just know they were the right ones.

I've got to go work on my Bible Study.

Have a blessed weekend,


  1. You know, I have been trying to see things this way all week, and not let myself get frustrated because of all the things I THINK I should be doing. You are right, Linda. He speaks into those frustrating moments. And maybe all the niggles are His planning too. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Dearest Linda,

    Thank you for this reminder to listen to God at all times. How easy it is for me to say to Him, "Just a minute, Lord. Let me finish this then I will do what you want me to." And by then, it's usually too late. It's so important to listen to God and do as He wants when He wants :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Certainly a good lesson for me! Thanks!

  4. I get so frustrated when my plans are interrupted but if I could just slow myself down and see the Lord's hand in it I'd have a whole different attitude. Great insight, Linda!

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    Beijos Marie.

  6. oh yes... how His plans are not our own. they are better! :)

  7. His
    hands and feet
    are yours
    as they
    on earthly
    ground to
    and serve
    in His