Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do You Ever Wonder Why?

Proverbs 3:5-6:
5.Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I was thinking today, do you ever wonder why God brings the things he does into your life? His infinite wisdom joined me with my husband after a cry out to him in the night almost 9 years ago! It took time, but in his timing it was all perfect. In his timing he nudged me to read a book that turned me from a determined full time (sad) working mother with kids in daycare wondering why I got the leftovers of them every being a stay at home mom that homeschools! (The book was So..You're Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Welchel) Isn't God good? Isn't it amazing when you look at the details in life and see his hand guiding things with perfection and timing that is impeccable?!

Homeschooling is getting better finally. I am settled in being at home. Now I am in another stage of my life. Now I enter into the world of blogging on the tip of my fingers gliding in carefully and excitedly into this new world of creativity, sharing, tips, friendships and helpfulness that is hard to find even in the same neighborhood sometimes. Today I wondered why God stirred it in my heart recently to get back into blogging even though I created my account 3 years ago!

I have been learning a lot through my devotions and consistent search for God in my daily life. He shows me how he is there for the little and the big things. He isn't surprised by the things I do and has the grace to love me through each stumble, fall and worn path I attempt to step foot on again. Now in my searching for why recently it hit me...WHY am I here for such a time as this? A part of me would love to live in simpler times (although I DO love my internet access!) but times where kids in the neighborhood are not so scheduled that you have to schedule FREE time during the week to play! Times where you don't know the interior of your car better than the interior of your house! Times where you KNOW how to sit and play cards or board games without trying to remember what it was like when you were a kid. Maybe no one else is like that but I have spent most of my life working and my brain isn't good at turning off and hitting snooze or in this case "Relax". I have fun, I love to laugh and be around people but my trained instinct is to work when I see the availability to do so! Have you ever seen someone stack their dirty dishes at a restaurant to make it easier on the server? That was probably me, you should have waved and said Hi! :)

So here is the question, if I long for such old fashioned relaxed times, why did God see fit to put me here in this time? It actually brought me to tears to think about God's reasoning. He put me into the internet world to encourage, help, nurture and be a beam of light in the online world. He knows what he is doing and little by little I see the people he puts me into contact with to support, befriend, love and learn from. His wisdom astounds me! I see prayers answered through simple things, like remembering when I first moved from Kansas City to Wisconsin and longed for friends. Now I have friends in town, through my super friendly wonderful church that he specifically recommended and my online friends! As you go through each day, whether you know it or not, you can touch people's lives. So with that thought, what do they see? Happiness? Peace? Joy? Love? Fear? Negativity? Anxiousness?
I believe that God has done a huge work in me as I have learned to look up when I have questions instead of searching for my phone for someone to call...I call on him.

This is where I came up with prayerful driven life, because I have finally learned to quit steering and give God the wheel. I find that I have more peace in my life, I am learning to relax and not work every minute of the day. I feel his presence much easier when my mind isn't speeding through life 90 miles an hour.
Where do you turn in your time of need? Why do you think out of any other time God put you here now?
Share with us in a comment, what do you think?


Sweet Caroline said...

This was my most favorite post I have ever read...

The first thing I thought of was you needed to be here at this time to remind us how it used to be...

And, yes I agree that you are here to write for me. I loved every bit of this.

Now, why am I here in this time? I don't completely understand..but, I moved to Washington about two months before my husband's co-workers wife killed herself. And, she left three teenagers without a mom. I have completely stepped in and fell in love with all three of them. Timing? You bet. All in God's hands? I know it.

I am not the type that just lives life day by day. I am constantly looking for people to help. This is what it is all about.

Anyway, I can go on and on. But, I am so hsppy I have met you and know I was supposed to. Thank you!

Summer said...

Oh Sarah! What a wonderful blog! I cannot wait to read more and keep up with you!

God definitely speaks through us and it is truly amazing! Have a wonderful day and take care!


Storm said...

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