FAITH

God is having a good laugh at my expense. :)

God is having a good laugh at my expense.

You probably recall that a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I wanted these Holidays to be my own “quiet” journey to Christmas.

journey

journey

Then I wrote about my progress.

getting close to my goal

getting close to my goal

But God has different plans.

Not only are the days leading up to Christmas not going to be “quiet” they are going to be even “nosier” than usual. Won’t go into details but let’s just say that what I don’t get done in the next couple of days, what cookies I don’t get baked, etc., won’t get done.

ready or not

ready or not

Actually, I’ve wondered if I shouldn’t completely change the way I pray. It would be a short prayer:

“OK, God. I’m yours. Have at it!”

interrupted plans

interrupted plans

 

When will I ever learn that my plans don’t carry much weight with God?. At least not my plans for myself. When will I ever learn that God always knows what’s best? (By the way, it might not always be my best.) That every time God interrupts my well-thought-out plans, it’s because He sees the bigger picture, that He knows what I need better than I do.

God's plans

God’s plans

So my “quiet journey to Christmas” is going to have to take place within me. Not in the circumstances surrounding me.

I feel strangely more intimate with Jesus in this process because I sense that’s how Jesus lived His life. Peace within, even with all the “noise” around Him.

Let’s face it. Life is “noisy” anyway. There are people to care for and watch out for. People to pray for. People to listen to. People to talk to. People to love.

And when we’re helping others, we are at our happiest and most peaceful. So when I re-think my plan, I realize I’m right where I should be and my quiet journey to Christmas is right on track.

I’m so glad God loves me enough to continue to interrupt my life.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.

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