How has your week gone? Everything go the way you expected or planned? Were you in meetings, or classes, where "new" things were discussed? NEW ideas! Did you have anyone who would listen, let you work through the changes and then encourage you to move forward? It has been a busy, class filled, new ideas week (with Grandma hugs thrown in!!) for me. I have been blessed, however, to have family, and a special friend, (and more Grandma hugs!!) to help me work through the roller coaster of emotions.
The Scripture, this morning, is Proverbs 3:5-6. I woke up, yesterday morning, with verse 6 going through my mind - "he will make your paths straight." It doesn't mean the path won't seem like a roller coaster - which is how my week had gone! Being able to see friends and family (Grandma hugs!!) while being at a Conference with a lot of information in a very short period of time is a definite roller coaster of emotions. The "theme" of the Conference was Jeremiah 1:11 "What do you 'see,' Jeremiah?" The idea being to move FORWARD with the vision God is giving to each of us.
So...... Roller coaster is the result! Joy of friends and family (Grandma hugs!!) and the excitement of learning new things as the roller coaster is heading for the "laughter" of the "say WHAT?" of last week. The tiredness of travel and long days in class before the blessing of quiet to stop and think. Then God giving the blessing of "In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." (v. 6) Of course then God also shows verse 5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." And the cross reference is "Trust in the Lord, and do good." (Psalm 37:3)
Yes, it is a roller coaster! The ups, and downs, are scary!! Trying the new thing is not only different it is difficult. Yes, we need to make sure people around us are supportive and encouraging. Yes, we may need to learn NEW things (laughing saying 'say what?!!) like technology (say what!!?) But God is calling us FORWARD. Step, by step along a "straight path" He IS with us on.