Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

It seems lately everywhere I turn this verse pops up. I find it in the Christian Fictions I read, I find it in devotions I read, I hear it on Christian radio. It comforts me knowing God has plans for me. My trouble is waiting to see what those plans are.
At the moment I am not sure what tomorrow may bring. I question sometimes if God knows what my future may hold. But this verse helps me remember that God does know. And in His perfect time he will reveal those plans to me. All I need to do is sit back and patiently wait on Him, which isn't always easy to do.
Sometimes I feel I need to try and find a job. Sometimes I feel I need to be at home and finish raising my children.
There are days I wish God would just speak to me as He did to those in Bible times. Life would be so much easier to figure out if God would just tell me what He wants me to do.
But that is where keeping the faith and trusting Him comes in. I trust God to take care of me. He always has, and He has never given me reason not to trust He always will. So I will wait on Him to reveal His plans for me. His plans to give me hope and a future.

Thank you God for the promise of Jeremiah 29:11. And even though I sometimes find it difficult waiting on You I know in your precious and perfect time You will show me the plans you have for me. Help me to be patient, help me to wait on You. Help me not to get ahead of you and try to make a future on my own. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Time to Add a Post

I'm really not sure how long I have had this blog, but I figured it's about time I added a post. I have been so busy lately. I have just moved from O'fallon, MO to Pittsfield, IL. My husband is the minister of Detroit Christian Church and we have just now begun our ministry here. I can say with a thankful heart that the move here has gone quite smoothly. We have two teenage daughters, one in ninth grade and one in sixth grade, and for us to move them during the final quarter of a school year could have caused great drama. Luckily, however, our new neighbors have daughters around the same age as our own, and that has made the move less tramatizing for them.
One of the things we promised our daughters when we found out we were moving was we would get them a dog. And since I am on my laptop with no pictures of may family on it Iwill post a picture of our new dog.
This is Millie. She is a 12 week Shepherd/Lab mixed breed. She is very lovable, and very ornery. This is Millie up on our couch, after being told many times to get down. She also loves to chew on stuffed animals that are not hers, especially my bears. I collect teddy bears, so there are a lot of bears for her to choose from. Although in this picture Millie is chewing on my oldest daughter's stuffed pig.