Proverbs 16:9 — The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

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Matthew 6:31-33

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Yesterday as I read the post of my friend Mitch over at American Daze Purple Haze, my spirit recognized yet another way that I have been led of God.

Many years ago in my pre-nursing days I was a mortgage underwriter. It was a good job, I learned many things about real estate and I earned a good living. 

The mortgage industry was starting to go south. Many lenders were getting into predatory lending practices and it was all going to come crashing down sooner or later.

Since my heart surgery some years prior I had been toying with the idea of becoming a nurse. But my current situation was good and I was making a decent living, so I procrastinated.

Well here I was one bright mid-morning in sunny New York, sitting at my desk doing my normal work routine when the now familiar voice of God spoke to me right out of the blue!

“Go back to school”!  God’s voice, according to my experience brooks no argument, it is a voice you will instantly recognize as an authoritative yet gentle voice. You CANNOT mistake that voice.

I stopped in my tracks said, “ok Lord”, picked up the phone and called the college I had previously attended and enrolled back in college that day for my prerequisites for nursing.

I went back to college to studied nursing and the rest as they say is history.

So yesterday, I realized and became so filled with gratitude on the ways God has directed all my paths each day of my life.

Thank God I heeded His voice and went back to school.

I look back and see God’s providence.

He knew what I would need and like ALL the other times he has again “brought me out of the land of Egypt“.

I again reminded my children of ALL the blessings we are receiving and that they should always call on and trust God for everything.

I/we pray constantly, but the last prayer at bedtime is to thank God for our lives and for His continued blessings and safety amidst this turmoil.

I trust Him now more than ever.

I tell my children of my experiences with God in the hopes that they will learn to trust as I do and I pray they take these lessons to heart.

What I am grateful for:

  • That God loves me/us so much that he sent a Redeemer for us.
  • That God has been so so good to me … as undeserving as I am.
  • For health, my needs are supplied and I am never in want.
  • My children (most days anyways), lol.
  • I am still able to work.
  • My family are safe and healthy and will continue to be so in Jesus’ name!
  • Grateful always for this WordPress community … you help me in immeasurable ways! I thank you.

Isaiah 58:11

11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Pray without ceasing, be well, be safe.

 

So my friends, what are you grateful for? I know I am leaving out many things.

 

 

 

25 Replies to “Proverbs 16:9 — The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

  1. I like how you describe God’s voice as being authoritative, yet gentle.
    This is how I would describe it too.
    I am most grateful for the peace that fills my life because I stay focused on Jesus.
    I enjoy spending my days just resting in God’s presence.
    Thanks for this post.
    I agree with you about the kindness of the WordPress family.🤗

  2. God is indeed amazing and a father to us. He indeed orders the steps of His people.
    Grateful for you too sis. 🤗
    My regards to your family. Wishing you all His comfort and His peace always. 🤗

    1. Just saw this, somehow it ended in the spam folder. I hope you are doing much better today. Remember that God will see you through and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. he bad feelings CANNOT last forever!

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