Please forgive me it is a long one it has been awhile!! Ok ready to share it didn't take to long for me to obey and allow the Lord to work seemed like forever as I was going thru it however it was no time at all really. So as you all know by now we had planned a weekend getaway for this past weekend we just both needed some R-n-R . Well MY plans were to go to the Beach (Huntington to be exact) that was my hearts desire I guess I was coveting and was in sin. Well we learned at the beginning of June that was going to be an impossible trip due to financial things you know renting car and gas and blah, blah, blah,. I will be honest I was devastated that we were not going to have a romantic get away to my favorite place. So I come to grips with it however instead of seeking God for why we were unable to go I had an attitude and said well fine let's see WHAT I CAN PLAN NEXT??? not taking it to God and seeing the blessed weekend He had planned out which would include our 7 blessings. So now I was planning to go to Lake Las Vegas or Laughlin or both whatever was good just as long as I was doing what I wanted to be doing wow.
Well by the end of week I was tired and ready to do something and Friday was tough then Saturday rolls around and nothing Husband said he didnt feel like going to Lake or Laughlin so I was again very upset and was thinking are you KIDDING ME LORD???? So then we decide at 11:oo a.m. to take all the kids to the
Black Mountain Recreation Pool (which was fun dont get me wrong and we did NEED some family time) it was great to have all of us together for some actual fun and not a have to thing however my whole thought was to be ALONE with my husband. well by now I am feeling abit fleshly and thinking why God it doesnt make sense I prayed and the dates worked and husband had confirmed in beginning so what is wrong??? Well God has shown me yesterday and today that He makes sense and life doesnt have to, say what I am thinking??? See He has shown me that He is majestic and holy and Sovereign and He owes me no explanation and I was demanding one YIKES He is not accountable to me however I am to Him. He also ever so gracefully showed me that He is not a genie who pops out of a bottle to satisfy our whims you see His plans for me are for a hope and a future so how can I not of trusted Him with the simply plan of my weekend and go with it. You see if you notice I said "I" a whole bunch the trip was all about me not my hubby or anyone for that matter I was selfish thinking only of my needs
not going deeper or praying yes even for the simple plans of a family vacation the Lord wanted our children involved HE had a great weekend PLANNED with them and the looks of excitement on all thier faces was so PRICELESS and I am thankful to have been there for that. The Lord is not a genie and He is not our servant but we are His and the very reason we exist is to glorify Him and bring Him glory Amen EVEN IN THE PLANS WE MAKE AND THAT WAS NOT ON MY MIND PLEASE FORGIVE ME LORD!!!!
He was simply trying to tell me to trust HIM 100% with even my plans for our weekend and I know had I of the weekend even could have been more amazing even if it were shared with the kiddo's. I am as we all are to "rejoice in the Lord always" (when always even when plans go arie ) "Do not be anxious about ANYTHING but in EVERYTHING with prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will Guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil.4:4-7
my point is that we need to really take every thing to God in prayer even the little things like our schedules(actually big for me) and seek what He would truly have for us and be ready to change plans. I do believe the phrase blessed are the flexable I was just in the dark in this paticular situation. Please dont get me wrong I am not saying to Never make a schedule or plan a trip I am simply saying just remember that the Lord may change your destination at the last minute and we need to be obedient in what He may have in place of our plans cause we know deep down He has our best interest at heart so how much more awesome are His plans for us ??? well there the best plans the perfect ones!!!! Prayer is so important and staying bathed in it is even more important even with the little things the enemy is Always lurking to ruin even our time away together and if we are bathed in prayer we can fight off those attacks so much easier here are some scriptures on prayer to look up in THE WORD :
1 TIMOTHY 2:8
AND MY FAv "Pray without ceasing" oh and my scripture HE gave me last couple of days all I kept hearing was Cindy; Not your will ,but my will shall be done. He has shown me alot last few days and for sure one of them is I still have alot of work to be done yet ever so graciously He also allowed me to see what has already been done as well so that was awesome. I pray you are all blessed this week I am so thankful for all your friendships and concerns for our family and I am doing super I just needed to bathe myself in the word and sit in my Father's lap for a few days.
until next time God Bless you all
In His Grip,