Saturday, April 26, 2014

FATHER Knows Best (Or, God Is Good ... All the Time)

Proverbs 16:9 NAS
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

OUR PLAN was to celebrate our 44th anniversary with a $100 lobster sacrifice at a favorite restaurant. It's a tradition. I had two particularly good paychecks in a row, we are careful with our spending, and my baby deserved it, right? Right.

GOD'S PLAN was a little different. What HE knew, while we were making our plan, was that 1) we had a Jeep gas tank to completely refill; 2) the lawn guy was going to choose today to do our yard; 3) that we needed to give our super-busy daughter and son-in-law a little stress-relief by taking the grandsons for a night-- tonight (and grandsons like to EAT!); and 4) it's time for our faithfully-observed vehicle oil change & service on Monday (these Jeeps don't get over a quarter-million miles by accident).

TIME & MONEY. Where the rubber meets the road. We can insist on our way, and plow ahead... or we can let a loving, WISE Heavenly Father nudge us in a little different direction. The right direction.

GOD IS GOOD ... all the time.

GOD IS WISE ... all the time.

GOD IS RIGHT ... all the time.

FATHER KNOWS BEST ... all the time.

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