Just two weeks ago, I was blessed to be a keynote speaker at the wonderful Raising Generations Today conference in Rochester NY. One of the main points in my talk, and my repeated point to the ladies in attendance was this: Does Jesus get to choose your future, if you’ll marry, how many children you’ll have (or whether you’ll have …
Oh what a year it’s been! Lots of ups and downs, trials and tribulations. We all thought 2020 would be a year of vision and excitement. Instead we all got smacked in the face with Covid. But we survived! Love is shown by obedience. As I submit to His will in all things–physical, mental, spiritual–new patterns will emerge. God says in His word, “You will have no other gods before me” yet daily we bow down to many other gods, idols, and we hardly realize it.
He Knows The Way each of us takes and He cares deeply about our hopes and dreams, our desires, our wants, our prayers. We can’t see what He’s doing behind the scenes but He’s always working on our behalf, making things ready, putting all our ducks in a row.
Infinite is the number of ways He can communicate His love and care for us and one of those ways is using the world around us.
Has He ever spoken to you through His creation? He does with me, often, dropping little hints to remind me He’s there, He hears, and He totally has my back. Here’s an example.I take a walk every day and usually my husband Mike joins me. This particular day however…
From The God Dare, releasing early this summer:
I’ve been thinking about Abraham a lot lately. Have you ever wondered how he was able to leave everything behind when God first called him? To walk away from what was probably a nice comfortable life and leave behind everything familiar, home, friends and family? How God asked him to risk it all and go to a new place He would show him? To trust completely and step out of the boat? Cast it all on Him? Somehow, Abraham discovered a precious secret. What I like to call….
I tend to be a worrier and as a result, I’m a planner because I want to control the outcome. If truth be known, I want to control the future, to know what’s coming and to plan for it. To be ready. Prepared. Not caught unawares. There’s no big sin in it save this: Sometimes it’s easier to trust in myself than God.
That’s the ugly truth and it’s embarrassing to admit I struggle with it, but there you go. My future seems so real and often I feel as if I Know Best which just proves one thing: I don’t.