Well, I took a couple of years off of my life today by eating some chicken fried bacon….but O was it good!
Mondays are always interesting days. They are usually full of meetings, the need to respond to people and situations from Sunday, Sermon prep for the following Sunday and reaching out to those who were guests. One a month my Monday is brought to a close by a pretty lengthy Elder meeting which covers both large and small boulders of church life.
Monday also holds something very special. It’s an outlook on what’s to come. I find that very exciting and I anticipate God doing what He does best…He is amazing and does amazing things! Each week I know that plans that I have but God’s plans are usually much different. There are days when I don’t get to anything that “I” have planned to do…and that’s o.k.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the plan I have for you, declares the Lord.” When it comes down to it, those are the plans that I also want. I have a responsibility to plan to the best of my ability. I work hard and use my time wisely. I head in the direction that I believe the Lord wants me to head down. Then in the midst of me doing the best job that I can, God shows up to guide me, course correct me, illumine me to what His will for right now is.
Tomorrow is my 37th birthday. I will celebrate my 30th year as a child of the King. God has been at working refining me and course correcting me for a long time now….and I am very very thankful.