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Monday, November 28, 2016

{ Peace that passeth all understanding }

You all know my love of cardinals, right?  And, you know that I feel like when I see one it shows up just when God wants to send me a  visible reminder of His love?
(did y'all notice them in my blog headers lately?)

Well, let me tell you this little story.

A couple of weeks ago I was on my way to get a haircut and Pappy had gone to his work for a meeting about his job.  Now, let me ask you a question before you think I'm crazy.....
(okay, I'm sure some of you already KNOW I do have my crazy moments).....
but, do you ever have talks with God in your head?
(I'm hoping you said "yes")

If so, then you'll understand completely this conversation.

God: Debbie, do you trust Me?
Me: Yes, God I do.
God: Do you think I know what's best for Jack?
Me: Yes, God.
God: Then, let me make this decision about whether he should work or not.

I got a little tightness in my chest because I was going to have to completely let go of all doubt and fear and leave it all up to God.  How in the world could He do this without my help? Wasn't there something He needed me to do or say? I'm sure He didn't want me to just do NOTHING.  You know I at least needed to worry.
(are you laughing yet?)

Now, all of  this happened really quickly in my mind.....
much quicker than I was able to type it out.
And you know what landed right in the roadway out in front of me?
A bright red cardinal.....
and it wouldn't move.
I actually had to swerve over to the left because I was afraid I'd hit it.  About that time my phone rang and it was Pappy telling me that he had been let go from his job.

It was like a load was lifted from my shoulders.
I had prayed before I left home that the decision would be completely taken out of our hands and it was.

And, like I told our SONday School class last week, I'm at peace. Do you know how major that is for a worrier like me?  That could only come from God!

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HOPE your Monday is Marvelous.....;-)



4 comments:

  1. WoW....just WoW. I love the way God speaks to you, not only does He speak to your heart but He always shows up in 'Person' to confirm His love for you.

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  2. God is SO GOOD!! Yes, I've had those conversations and it is not easy to explain how God can download peace into a situation in a matter of seconds!! God bless you. Philippians 4:7

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  3. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!! Yes, I've had those conversations and it's great to understand His answers!

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  4. Oh I totally understand the connection between God's messages to us and His messengers...birds, owls, eagles, deer, bears, butterflies...whatever He chooses to get the message across and to let us know that He is thinking of us and that He hasn't forgotten us. So glad that God prepared your heart for the news of the day. Praying that all will be well with that situation now. God is in control, right?
    (((hugs))) and blessings to you and your Pappy.

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