Thursday, March 19, 2009

Some thoughts

This morning I was reading my Proverbs for the day. Proverbs 19:21 caught my eye. "There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, THAT SHALL STANDS." I also came across some other verses that showed that my God is a Provident God. A God that is providing carefully for the future. MY FUTURE.
Prov. 20:24 "Man's going are of the Lord, how can a man then understand his own way?"
Prov. 3:9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."
Prov. 3:6 "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."

These verses are very encouraging at this time in my life. Here we've been sitting in Greenville, jobless, money is tight, totally walking by faith. Isn't that what the Christian life should be? Walking by faith? But it seemed that we were stuck. No where to go. Why are we here? What do you have for us Lord?

Questions like these filled my mind. What's the purpose? "Man's goings are of the Lord, how can a man then understand his own way?" I feel that God is preparing us for something. Joe and I may not know what's going on. But God does. He is "providing carefully for our future." He is a God that is a provident God.

But what about the "devices in a man's heart"? How do I not let my heart, my foolish wicked, sinful heart get in the way? I don't want distractions getting in the way and obscuring my view from the plan that God has for me in my life. "In all they ways, acknowledge him..." I'm always asking God for wisdom, and for the strength each day.

God is making a path for this family. He has it laid out for us. There are twists and turns, bumps and hills. But by keeping our eyes on the Lord, diligently serving Him, we are in His will. This is God's will for us to be here in Greenville, jobless... It's a time of stretching, growing, seeking His face.

I really want to know what the future holds. How is God going to use this weak vessel? I pray that this family will be a light in this dieing world. That we will be an example to future generations. Our family is still young, but God can still use us. I feel that God will use us some way. I'm letting God prepare me now.

I know I'm not very much of a writer. I mostly ramble on and on. Not making too much sense at all. I just hope to be a small voice to future generations. Future mothers, wives, sisters in Christ... We all go through struggles in life. I just want to share how God is working in mine. Today I'm praising my God who is looking out for me and my family. I know that I can fully rely on him.
I won't be offended if you don't read my posts. But please let me know if you have something to say. Let's praise our God together!

1 comment:

  1. Be encouraged Beth - He is working in you and your family, on His timetable. I've been there too - all will be known when He makes the time right.
    Blessings to you - Amy


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