Monday, July 21, 2008

Internet Cafe Devotion--Rain Down

Please go read the devotion here! It is an awesome story of how so much more can be in store for us than WE have planned, because God has the ULTIMATE plan!

Reflection questions:
Storms in life are inevitable. What storms are you in the middle of today?

Ahh, what an appropriate day to ask! I have had a rash for a few days, and since we are leaving town tomorrow, thought it might be a good idea to get it checked out. Turns out it is SHINGLES! It is not hurting as much as it is itching like the blue blazes! Itching to the point of bringing tears of frustration. I SO thought that after I took this GRE today, things were going to be easier for a week or two, then this was thrown in there. So yeah, I've pouted and felt sorry for myself, and then I got back up and hit the Bible to try to get myself back on track.

Are you at peace that God's perfect plan is at work in the middle of these storm?

Yes, I'm sure it is. It is just one more reminder to slow down, relax, and let Him have control. There is nothing I can do about this, just like much in life, so I might as well enjoy the scenery, so to speak!

How can we "prepare" our heart for those unexpected "pop~up" showers?
By doing exactly what I'm doing now...spending time with Him in His word. The more time I spend with Him, the less upsetting and out of control these experiences will be.

I know this storm is minor compared to many. However, it is situations like this that often get us worked into a tizzy. I thank the Lord that He gently reminded me to take refuge in Him instead of taking pity on myself! He is so good!