Have you ever found yourself needing a extra measure of GRACE?
I was up half the night coughing.
Dragged myself out of bed at 10:00 am.
Yes, that's 11:00 AM Georgia time, my GA friends.
Having a dose of some concoction of fruit and honey
and a good dose of God's Word,
I'm still here in my pjs.
I'm finding myself needing an extra dose of GRACE.
Noah found GRACE in the eyes of the Lord.
Jonah must have NEEDED an extra measure of GRACE.
I sure do.
Prayerfully scanning BAM for a book
on personal developement,
I surrendered Zig and Maxwell and Brown
and went to find Lifeway.
Anyway, I'm already reading ZIG.
Today I started a God-ordained study on Jonah.
Sharing with you from Priscilla Shirer...
We planned one thing for our lives and yet our current situation looks nothing like what we had in mind. Someone tampered with our ambitions, goals, and dreams. The yellow-brick road of our lives veered off in some unexpected direction.
Have been for several years now.
Mr. H and I were talking last night
after finding out that I didn't get the job that I had been told I had
(something to do with HR, I was told. REALLY?),
"Do you know how it feels not to be working in what you have been gifted in?"
Some changes we're delighted with, others disappoint us and leave us buried in questions.
What do your questions look like?
Ok, God, I answered your call a long time ago.
What's the deal?
Hey, I'm still here God. I'm waiting on you.
Huh, you're waiting on me?
Without a firm belief in the goodness and the care of God, we can spend years mad at ourselves, mad at others, or even mad at HIM because we didn't get to accomplish what we originally set out to do.
Do you think He's speaking to me???
Have you not heard me say all of this before?
Reworking our view of God and His plans is our goal. We need, as did the prophet Jonah, a fresh view of God.
|Still gotta find the right spot for the sign. Somewhere I can see it often!|
God, help me to see that the interruptions in my life,
the disappointments and setbacks may be
your Divine Intervention.
Give me GRACE as I wait,