making plans…God’s way

I find myself pleading with the Lord lately…tell me.
I find myself begging for Him to give me some clarity with decisions.
And I find myself hearing Him tell me
“no”

“God never says ‘no’ to our earnest requests without thought”

But yet, I beg more and plead more and plan for all different scenarios
and then I start to give up
and give in
I begin to discover what my heart really longs for
and the way to trust in my Savior and His plans.

“God is strong-willed, not strong-whimmed. His ‘no’, when we are so sure it should be a ‘yes’ is often a sign there is a much larger and better ‘yes’ to come.”

So I begin to know what it means to remain in His love,
to know what it means to be chosen
to be His.

and I begin to focus on today
this moment
for

“it’s only when I fully enter into now, that the weight of being fully here can slow time down.”

and can bring me to that place free of anxiousness
free of fear
free of mistakes
and into the glory of today.

(quotes respectively taken from Beth Moore, Beth Moore and Ann Voskamp in that order)

2 Replies to “making plans…God’s way”

  1. Your name drew me to your blog, I have friend named Aimee, and after reading Ann’s book this week, it has a great new meaning for me. I am working on the slowing down as well, as spring sports and nice weather draw us out of our home more, I hope to have it down soon. Have a blessed day.

  2. Amen – can’t let these words go without an amen – “God is strong-willed, not strong-whimmed. Wow. So much in just those words.

    Thank you for sharing them with us.

    And your words too – beautiful – seizing moments does do this,
    “bring me to that place free of anxiousness
    free of fear
    free of mistakes
    and into the glory of today.

    These words were a blessing today. Thank you.

    God be with you and yours

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