When I was very young my family lived in the city, but I remember my life really starting when my father moved the family out to the country to some family property. It was heaven. There were some families down the road but there were miles between us. My days were filled with running barefoot down a rock road and through wide open fields, riding my horse whenever and wherever I wanted, watching animals give birth and also getting an upclose and personal view of death. It was around that time that I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. If it was up to me, I could have lived with all the animals. My love for God's creatures never changed. But I did. While all the animals stayed the same, I'm sure, that little girl was growing up. School, marriage and children came. I still wanted to be a vet. I couldn't stand to see an animal hurt. But as life would have it, I became a nurse instead. Not my heart's desire.
James 4:15 If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.
So, now as I read this verse, I have to understand that everything is according to God's will. As a child, I wish I had known the Lord like I do now. Life wouldn't have been so complicated. How often do I have such great plans laid out that don't have God as the center of it. To this day, I still do it. I make big plans and try to fit God into my plans when I should be living my life according to God's plans for me. I am learning that through constant prayer, I will go in the direction that God is leading me. It reminds me of the saying I used to hear "God is my co-pilot". Nope. God is my pilot!
I always seem to want to choose the safe direction but I have to lean on God to understand that He has the reins. I have to let Him lead me. I know that He is going to be with me no matter what. It is all His plans.
So, I will again close...
Vio con Dios,
The Preacher's Wife