We plan, but when God holds us in his hand… plans change! I’ve learned that I need to be very flexible. Like today!
The day was all planned out. I had written a story about a girl who wanted glasses just like her grandmother, because she thought they were magical. This is the picture Cristina drew for me.
The magic was not in the glasses, the mother told the girl. Her grandmother looked at things with the heart. She was loving and compassionate, kinds and considerate… the girl wanted to be just like her.
I need a picture of the girl together with the grandmother, so Cristina was going to draw that for me today. But… yesterday she had done some rearranging in her room, unplugged the computer, and whatever she did messed it up. She cannot get it to work today. So I will not publish a story this week. My goal is to do one every week! See what I mean? I have to be flexible.
In a way, I’m glad. This has given me extra time to finish the watermelon lessons, and I have published an illustrated story about John 3:16. It’s true that when we love God ALL thing work together for our good.
I found a quote that I liked very much in the latest Guideposts magazine. One evening I needed to relax from all the writing, so this is what I did! I’ve already posted it on Facebook, but here it is for you.
Isn’t it this way with every problem? We just need to take it to God and then give him the eraser!
Today I marveled again at the privilege God has granted me to continue doing his work even as a retired widow. It’s the end of the month. It crept up on me! I woke up and realized it was pay-check time. Once more I had enough in the bank to send the money orders, one to Peru and another to Costa Rica.
I got a job recently that paid very well, double than usual. That was a gift from God so I can continue my on-line ministry. Now I remember something. Way back, in my younger missionary days, I wished for this… that I could stand on “my own” feet and do ministry without having opinions thrown at me right and left. I guess God heard me loud and clear, maybe too clear.
Now I am wishing the opposite… that I would have somebody to share the load with. Aren’t we humans peculiar? We wish one thing and then when we get it we wish the opposite.
Forgive me for ranting away. I guess I just needed to have a little chat with someone, even if it’s just a one-way conversation. Now I am fired up to go back to work and finish the watermelon lessons. I will share them with you. But I need to get the Spanish done.
So, do you have a problem that is eating away on you? Write it down! Then hand God the eraser. God bless you more today than before, and more tomorrow than today.