Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seeing Plans from God's Point of View

My friend Dodi is learning how to re-frame her perspective by realizing God's truth about the plans that we make for our lives. She recently shared this with me, and granted permission for me to pass it along here today.

Thank you, Ferree, for sharing about making our plans and then they suddenly get interrupted, no questions asked. (see Monday, Feb. 18). Our minds, our spirits, our bodies go into total shock, having not enough sense to put one foot in front of the other.

I recently saw on a billboard sign on the interstate with this reading:

"Tell me your plans for
today and I will just smile"
Signed God.

If there is one thing God is teaching me. . . . it's this . . . to the child of God there are no accidents and when we make plans--- no matter how careful or how prayerful, how large or how simple--- our Father can and does rearrange them and he doesn't even ask our permission. (bummer)

God re-arranges and exchanges our plans for his .. . for he says

"I know the PLANS I have for you"

{his plans mess up my personal agenda}

 Dr. Adrian Rogers died suddenly of cancer and his widow Joyce has written a book, Grace For The Widow. One of my favorite quotes of hers is this: "when you don't know what to do, just do the next thing."

And another Christian lady said this:

"when you don't know what to do, just do what you do know what to do"
I just recently read this poem online, and it ministered to me so much.

"I know the PLANS I have for you
of glorious things to come~
Come abide in my presence and enjoy each and every one.

I offer blessings of comfort, blessings of love,
Blessings of friendshp so very true
I have some PLANS of wonderful things, that I have reserved & Planned just for you.

I hear your prayers, I see your tears
and share in your broken dreams and shattered heart,
Always remember that I am your creator
we are never far apart.

My CHILD my plan for you is: for your faith to grow in me each and everyday
and when you cannot see... just trust in me to lead your way.

Trust in me, my child, with all your heart and try not to always understand,
For I your Heavenly Father who is all knowing & wise has a will for you and a Divine PLAN.
***
In his heart the mind of man makes his plans, but it is God who directs and determines his steps.____ Proverbs 16:9
***
we plan but God directs.

God Bless
dodi - SC

2 comments:

  1. Dodi,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with Feree, so she could share it here. ♥

    I really enjoyed reading this.

    I love the billboard sign..

    The poem...it is just so uplifting and true...although a few months ago I wouldn't have "seen" or "understood" or even "believed" this..but this is all part of the journey...part of God's plan.

    I could have never even imagined or understood just how much Faith can grow from such a loss.

    I am so thankful for this site and for people like you who share their stories and constantly inspire other widows as they grow through their loss.

    God knows what he's doing and he knows who to call to help him do his work.

    ♥ ♥ ♥
    ~Cathy

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  2. This was such an uplifting post, thank you Dodi.

    I really love that poem. It is really speaking to my heart right now.

    FlowerLady

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