Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GRACE

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.

Been there?
I'm there.
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?
I'm stuck.
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, 

Bonnie:)


13 comments:

  1. Oh how I can relate...setbacks of a different kind but setbacks, still. I'm so sorry about the job...I was sure you had it. God knows best...I know you know that. Love Priscilla Shirer...have you seen her in War Room? OH. MY. GOODNESS. Hang in there, sweetie....and just feel better already!

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  2. Bonnie, Just maybe there's a better job for you around the corner....I think things happen for a reason. Please keep praying dear girl...I have had things not happen for a reason. I loved the Priscilla Shirer quote. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  3. God's plans are sovereign...I have to remind myself of that lots of times Bonnie. I know He has just the perfect job for you at the perfect time.

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  4. I did that study last year and loved it! I'm so sorry about the job. I know there's a reason but it sure is hard at the time.
    I love that sign!

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  5. Grace - God's Amazing Grace! Yes, we need it and sometimes in mega doses! Believing that a better position is being created just for you! Blessings, Cindy

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  6. I hope you are feeling better!!! Where would we be without GRACE???

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  7. Dear Bonnie l do hope you're feeling better soon...life is always testing us that's because life is a teacher.

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  8. Praying for you sweet Bonnie! I know that prayer can pull us thru! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

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  9. Grace, Grace.....I say that a thousand times a day!
    So sorry about the job. Somehow that does happen and it seems so not right.
    I've not done that study but it sounds wonderful. Seems like it's come to you at just at the right time :)
    God Bless your day, Bonnie!

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  10. Dear sweet friend...You didn't get the job because God has something else planned for you, trust in Him. Grace...yes sweet friend...you have spurned on a post for tomorrow...Blessings to you...

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  11. "Let go and Let God" ~ that's my mantra. He always has something much better in mind for us and it's all in His perfect timing. I just know that He is working things out for your highest and best good!

    xo
    Pat
    P.S. LOVE the sign!

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