Friday, May 30, 2008

God's in control!

Hi, dear friends! Here we are at the middle of May already - can you BELIEVE it?? Where has the year gone? And as I look forward - NOT! - to celebrating another birthday in just a couple of weeks (SIGH), God keeps nudging me to remember the lessons he's taught me over the years. Here's another one: He doesn't want me to just walk in Him when I'm making the BIG decisions, but also the SMALL ones.

This is heliotrope. If you've never smelled it, you've missed a great treat. It's an heirloom plant; my dad winters ours for me, because I love it so much - and it's not easy to keep alive! But the plants are big and healthy.

One of the really unique things about these blooms are that they make up clusters. Kind of lilacs in individual trumpet shape, they make small clusters - and smaller clusters grow together to make bigger ones.

Kind of like the decisions in my life. Little decisions add up. If I don't give Him the little ones, how am I going to REALLY give Him the big ones? I want to be like Balaam - nothing he could receive could tempt him to go beyond what God commanded him to do. Living in God's commands, His will, is worth so much more than anything I could get on this earth. It's funny how much we KNOW that, but it doesn't take much to throw us off course. :)

So, that's what I'm thinking about today. How about you? What's God saying to you? I'd LOVE to hear from you - I'm feeling like I'm talking in the dark again. :D I think my next post will be an in-depth introduction of myself, because I'm finding out a lot of you don't know much about me! LOL!!!

God bless you, my dear friend. He loves you - rest in that knowledge today! :)

1 comment:

Kimmie said...

Hi Lori,

I feel the same way. When I least expect it, I get a whammie! I have had many as of late and feel beaten and tired. I know I must move forward and trust in him. He will make it right again.

It is not dark here...I see plenty of is always shining through you!