Amazing things are happening to me. Things that could only be the Lord. And I really mean only. Things that I could not plan out or plot if I sat and thought and schemed for a week long without sleeping.
Now, I have to tell you that I still sit and plan and scheme. I battle it every day. I try to make it seem spiritual. 'What should I do, Lord? Plan A or Plan B or Plan C? I know it has to be one of those. Those are my three possible options. Please tell me, Lord. What shall it be?'
I know that He shakes His head and laughs. He doesn't get mad at me. He knows me and He loves me very much. He responds to me as I respond to my children when they do such things. When I know something that they don't know and I see them scrambling. I smile lovingly on them. I marvel that they don't see what I see or know what I know.
He sees me like that. He loves me like that. Only way BIGGER!
So God has provided for me for twenty months from resources unseen. Not a thing from another human being. All directly through Him. I couldn't even begin to explain it away on paper, because the facts as numbers are not there and you would think me quite strange. Which I am, I guess. Remember the meaning of my name? :)
But the brook was drying up and the timing was such that it was time to settle down and get to work. And I had three options. I had just begun to pray about such things when God answered.
God had another plan. Not option A, B, or C. His plan. His will. In the twenty-third hour and the fifty-ninth minute. His way.
Boy, do I ever feel foolish!
Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Next week I will begin teaching sixth grade in a new-to-me Christian school. The position has been custom made just for me by my sweet Father. I will be teaching Bible and all English-related subjects to eleven and twelve-year-olds. I am excited and challenged beyond words.
I will be taking a short leave of absence from blog-post-writing, as this adventure will require my entire focus for a little while. I am jumping in mid-year. I will be back, I promise. I covet your prayer.
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