Friday, February 24, 2012

Staying in Gods will

We have an adorable, 2 year old , crazy, hilariously funny, peekapoo, dog named Zoe that pretty much runs the house. She is very loved and to call her spoiled would be an understatement.
About a week ago, said spoiled dog had gotten into the kitchen garbage and skillfully managed to rescue the remains of a red velvet cake!!!
My dog, thinking she had just won the lotto, came proudly over to me draging that giant chunk of red cake, blissfully happy with her accomplishment, she plopped the cake down at my feet...
I of course had to be the evil, dessert stealing, kill joy that promptly retrieved the red blob of cake and the endless crumbs from her grasp... I suddenly went from being her absolute best friend to public enemy number one. I felt so awful taking her beloved prize, she would not understand why she could not sit down and indulge on a half pound of cake, she layed down so defeated...
So why the long dog story on a Blog about God?
I thought about God and how He must feel every time He has to take something away from us or when we ask Him for something He knows we should not have. We are always praying for something, that dream job we can't seem to land, material items, or for Him to change people in our lives... The list is endless and ever changing.

As the Bible states in Jeremiah 29:11 , God has a plan for our lives, a plan for good and not for evil. A plan to bless us, yet sometimes we just cannot understand why we are not getting what we are praying for. We just don't feel those blessings.
We are His children and He knows what is best for us, there may be many reasons why God chooses not to give us certain things. We may never undersrand it or ever know those reasons, it may not even begin to make sence, but we must learn that its all a part of His elaborate plan for us. I believe He must feel like I did when I could not let Zoe feast on cake. God understands our hurts and frustrations at not getting our way but only He knows the plan.
I thought about that for a while and realized if we would only start praying and asking God for His will in our lives, for the blessings He wants us to have, we would really never be disapointed.
We should pray that He slams those doors shut that we should never go through and throws open wide the bigger and better doors and aims us right at them.

Maybe we get so busy asking for the wrong things that we miss the right ones!! After all, would you really want something that God does not want you to have anyway? I know I do not want anything in my life that will lead me off the path He has designed for me.
I feel there is a peace in just knowing that God's working it all out and that He will tell us , like I told Zoe, to put the cake down!!! When we understand that it is all for our own good, we will be able to look back someday and say "Ahhhhh I get it now, Thank You God!!!!!!"

Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

So here it goes!!!!

If someone had told me even a week ago, that I would be writing a blog about God and His everyday awesomeness!!!!( is that even a word?)... Well... It is now!! Can't think of a better word to describe the wonderful day to day, amazing, miracles that God orchestrates in our lives! The above and beyond the call of duty kind of stuff that can only be from Him. The Creator of the entire universe actually has time for me, for all of us!! Not just time, but He has a well organized, fully planned out , amazingly detailed plan, a design so complex, it rivals that of an architectual engineering blue print for an entire city full of the most awe inspiring buildings.

God has that type of plan for all of us!!

I believe that there really are no coincidences in life. I think we are all where we are supposed to be, on the way to where we are going. If we stay focused and trust God to lead us down our paths that he has designed for each one of us, we can avoid a lot of calamity along the way. The road is not always beautifully paved and lined with flowering shrubs, it most often can have many bumps, pot holes, steep hills and detours. If we know that no matter the road conditions, we are on that road because its God will for us to be there, then I believe it will make our trip much more bearable. Just knowing that when we are obedient, His constant presence in our lives, will help us a long the way. We will get to live the life of victory and favor that God's one and only son died for us to have. That is beyond any kind of love we are even capable of, yet that is how much God loves us!!

When I felt like God wanted me to start a blog, I wanted to look around to see who He really meant....surely He did not mean me!!!! Never even read any blogs... but... I know by now that when God wants you to do something, just do it and avoid the pot holes... because I have never really known God to change His mind.... His plan!!!

When God said to name the blog,"God said to put down the cake!" ummmm thinking ...." OK God is that some kind of fat joke because I really dont eat cake??" God's reply, " its a metaphor for laying all things down..."
Me....." Ummm ok then"!! So here I am writing a blog about cake thats got nothing to do with cake. Why me I wonder... because I am like everyone else, just trusting God to keep me and my family on the right path each and everyday. I am enjoying the smooth pavement and praying through the pot holes and bumps like we all face each day!
When we can learn to smile on the bumpy road knowing its only temporary, We will get to where we need to be faster and always smarter because many wonderful lessons are learned on that bumpy road!!
I look forward to writing and sharing God moments in my life and hearing yours too
Have a blessed day!!!!!

I have had so many wonderful day to day God experiences. Its amazing to be able to share those stories to encourage others on their own walks with God.