But this is a blog about Magnifying the Name of God and bringing glory to Jesus. I should have taken into account that all my planning might get blown away by the breath of God on any given day.
When prayers get answered and life happens, it generally doesn’t come wrapped in a beautiful DaySpring gift bag! Oh, please don’t get me wrong, many beautiful and wonderful things can come in a DaySpring gift bag, but God is much bigger. And so it has been with this year and in particular the last couple of weeks.
We did join a small group, which was on my list. So far we have seldom met due to sicknesses and unexpected ministry opportunities.
I can’t seem to get the last five verses of James memorized to save my life. But goodness knows how many of the verses I have memorized saved my sanity in the last weeks.
The Bible reading plan I printed from rachelwojo.com has been a great guide to the anchor in the midst of the raging seas. I seriously cannot imagine going through the daily challenges of life without spending time in the Word of God. Endless strength has been received from the pages of Scripture and time in prayer.
My reading plan got stuck thanks to Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. Is it possible to read this book without taking notes, stopping, pausing, praying and applying what she writes?
Dreams of tackling the FlyLady cleaning plan have amounted to little more than just getting by, but have kept us from total C.H.A.O.S. I believe that is her main point anyway.
I have had the great pleasure of spending two hours in a coffee shop with a beautiful young woman who has been delivered from more bondage than I can imagine. She is a child set free and she gives all the glory to Jesus Christ.
Managed to have one date with my husband and counting the days until the next one. In light of all the activity around here lately, we may be renting a movie from the local RedBox and having a pizza delivered.
In the weeks to come, I plan to write more about what has gone on over the last month. Right now we are still in the middle of God’s miraculous answers to prayer and need to tend to those people that God has asked us to minister to and love.
My kitchen smells of fresh baked banana bread that will be served to guests this weekend. I will catch up with you next week.