I have been among the missing for the past 2 weeks in the writing world. Life, that is L I F E , happened. There aren’t enough esses in B U S Y to describe the last 2 weeks. However, lest you think otherwise, I am NOT complaining. As a matter of fact, just the opposite.
My family celebrated the first birthday of my first great granddaughter, along with birthdays for 3 granddaughters, a niece and some friends. My first born will celebrate his 50th birthday the end of this month.
Additionally, my dad’s side of the family gathered in West Virginia at my cousin’s farm for our first reunion in 9 years. We are scattered from *New Mexico to New York* and many parts in between. Our presence was four generations deep.
Still, my writing, my country blog and this web site, Collateral Grace, have suffered. Do I go to Plan B? or Do I go back to … ? Good question.
I believe that God has a single plan for my life and yours as well. Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Or, how about this translation from The Message, Jeremiah 29:10-11, “This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”
I don’t think that God has a Plan B.
I don’t think God is ever surprised when we do something that is out of His plan.
But, He is faithful and just to forgive …“ Jeremiah 31:34b reads: “…saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Come. Now. Come back to your calling. Just as the prodigal son came running back to his father, it is just and good and right for you to come running back to your Father. Get on with The Plan.
Father, forgive me, for I have sinned. Help me to stay on the path and the plan that You have for me. I am praying, in Your son’s precious Name, Amen.
*I just realized a mistake here – we are scattered from Washington State to New York*. So sorry for this error, Kay.