A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
Tonight we were suppose to have our monthly small group meal and devotional. My friends prepared parts of the meal and I spent this week attempting to get my house in order.
This morning it started sleeting but it seemed to ease up a bit so I assumed all would be fine. I had sent out an e mail earlier as a reminder of our meeting, welcoming anyone able to come, regardless of weather because we were going to be home anyway.
About 1 O’clock, I noticed the child next door was outside. I asked and his mom told me that school was released early which did not seem as though it would bode well for the
6 p.m. event.
I continuously checked to see if anyone had called or sent text, saying they couldn’t make it. Little by little, the plans started changing. Weather patterns were uncertain and potentially hazardous road conditions were developing quickly.
My husband and I were reluctant to cancel too hastily because neither one of us wanted to over-react, especially only being the second meeting and knowing our friends had already made or purchased their contribution to the meal. I was in agreement with him to welcome anyone was able to come and offer an alternative date to the others. We did not have to get out, so we certainly did not want our guests to take unnecessary risks.
One couple was able to join us, so they brought what they made, we put together a nice Mexican meal and enjoyed wonderful fellowship.
The new plan is to meet Sunday instead, Lord willing! Although our initial plans did not work as we expected, the Lord blessed our time together. We were reminded that God does not operate on our agenda, but His timing is perfect and He is in control! Praise Him!
O Merciful and Holy God
Thanks for Your perfect will
For Your timing
Your plans are flawless, O God
Although we may not understand why certain things do not work out how we intended
Even a gathering of Your children
You, O Lord have a reason and purpose in all You do
From the most complex to the miniscule details
Your hand is on everything in our lives
We give praise and glory to Your power to rearrange plans
And reminders that You Alone are God!
Awesome, Wonderful, Mighty
The Great I AM!
Thank You for this day, for this night
For time with friends
For safety and wisdom
Protection and guidance
If it be Your will, please bring our group together Sunday
And give us opportunity to lift up Your Name
Through the Blood of Jesus we pray,
“We Gather Together”
“Our God Is An Awesome God”
credit: ALMIGHTY FATHER, JESUS CHRIST, HOLY SPIRIT
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