Romans 8:28 – We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. (RSV)
Thought for the Day – Listening to God and following His plan will lead us to wonderful places and experiences.
When I was a sophomore in high school my father, a United Methodist pastor, came to me asking for my help in making a decision. He had been at the same charge for 6 years and knew a move was in our future. He said we could go on and ask for a move and I would have two years in the same high school before graduation, or we could wait and probably move the next year giving me only one year. We decided to ask for a move that year where I would have two years in a high school before graduation. That decision was hard, but when I looked back, it was obvious that God had led us to the decision. That transition placed us in a wonderful church, and in a place that allowed my mother to take my two handicapped brothers to college a few miles away when it would have been impossible otherwise. It also let me graduate from a great high school and meet lifelong friends.
God’s timing is perfect and we can see that clearly when we look back over past decisions.
Prayer: God, help us see your plans for us when we make life decisions and give us discernment in all we do. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE FACING HARD DECISIONS