I hope you haven't totally forgotten me... I am so sorry I have not posted in weeks... that is so not like me, but life happens and I don't take the time to write it down. *Ü* I spent almost a week at my parents, trying to be encouraging to my mom who is still having health issues (prayers still appreciated).
The other day I saw someone write, "I wish I could see into the future just for a second." I know how dangerous that would be and I told her so, but now this morning in my quiet time I saw that how even one second could change one's path for a lifetime… one split second! Why do we as humans think we need to know everything… choosing knowledge over life. In II Timothy 6:17 it says, “As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” Even the news on TV… reporters think that they need to know everything so they can inform the world of “everything” that may or may not be going on… personally I don’t want to or even need to know everything! Ironically, having too much information can just lead me down a path of uncertainty… it makes me want to take the control out of God’s hands and put it into my own incapable hands… I fight with being in control everyday… it is a choice everyday, sometimes even minute to minute, to hand all control over to God… completely trust Him. In reality I know I never have the control anyways… I just think I do and all that does is make me miserable and more controlling!
If a person could see into the future just a couple seconds how would that couple seconds change the choices they would make? And by making that choice how would that choice change the next choice and the next choice… see it would be like a domino effect… and what happens to dominoes when one starts going?... they all eventually fall. I don’t know about you but I do not want to live my life trying to keep all my “dominos” standing. God sees the big picture. I only see a pixel in the big picture, and I am so thankful for that.
What is secure? My security lies in the mighty hands of God, my Father, my Provider, the One who holds my future.
Yes, I do have a birthday card to share with you today... I saw a card like this somewhere... maybe on SCS??? I don't have a stamp to make the grass-look so I think it is so cool to be able to use the edge of my stamp pad. And of course the butterfly fanatic that I am... I have the butterfly die folder from SU. Luv it!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin