May I Take Your Order


It had been a long morning and I just wanted to go home and take a nap. I told my daughter on the way home from running errands that I would like to order a thunderstorm for the afternoon because that would be great “nap taking weather”. She replies, “but Mommy, it’s not a restaurant you can order from – it’s God’s thunderstorm. He will send it if He wants to.”

I am certainly guilty of “placing my order” with God instead of prayerfully seeking Him, giving Him control and trusting in His perfect plan. I have learned the hard way more times than I would like to admit. Although I still falter, I am so much better at listening and learning from God. I have a strong desire to seek God’s path for my life. I don’t always understand it, I don’t always like it, and sometimes He certainly thinks more highly of me than I do of myself. It takes a lot of trust and a lot of faith.

It is so difficult to fathom that God has had a plan, His perfect plan, for me since before he knit me in my mother’s womb. In reality, He knows me better than I will ever know myself. Read a little bit of Psalm 139.

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

Once again, God spoke to me through my children. The little ones He knit into my womb. I am always amazed at how small children can make such a simple statement and have such a great impact on me. I pray that one day my children will read these stories and understand what an impact they have made on me and my walk with God.

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1


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