“Let’s keep our eyes open for Christ’s Presence rather than trying to figure out His plan.”
~Emily P. Freeman
This may come as a surprise to you (or not!) – but I am a PLANNER. (So much so, that I needed to write that in capital letters!) I strive on having a well-put-together plan, no matter what I am doing. It provides comfort and stability and I feel like I’m ‘in control’ when I have a plan. Now hear me out – in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with having a plan. I think it can be healthy and a good organizational tool as you go through life. However, for me at least, I think it can also become an idol. When I start trusting more in my plan than in God, then I’ve crossed the line from it being a useful tool to it becoming an idol. The Bible says that anything that comes between me and God is an idol. (Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. ~1 John 5:21) . Recently, God has been challenging me to stop putting so much effort into my plan and into my wanting to know every detail of His plan. But instead, to just live each day looking for HIM and for HIS presence. This requires a lot of faith and trust on my part, as I take my eyes off of me and my plan, and put them back onto Him. But it’s worth it, because knowing Jesus and seeing His presence all around me, is far better than any plan that I could ever come up with.
This Sunday is September. Yes, that’s right…September. In my mind, that means Autumn is here, whether I’m ready or not! What I am ready for though, is Church! We begin our Autumn services this Sunday at 11:00am. (No Sunday School yet. That begins on September 15th. See the side panel ‘upcoming events’ for those details.)
It’s nice to have you all home from vacation! I hope you can join us. 🙂
Have a great weekend. See you Sunday!