Friday, June 15, 2012

Five-Minute Friday: Path

5-minute-friday-1 (1)Linking up with the Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday today! Here are the guidelines…you can join in the fun too!

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

The prompt is…

PATH

Go.

I am so glad that God chooses the path of life for us.  I would never have imagined where His path has led me.  I didn’t think it would be possible to graduate from college debt free.  Or that my Prince Charming would be the boy on campus who couldn’t talk.  {Ask me about that later}. 

I never would have dreamed that my mission field would be in the United States.  That I would get to complete my internship in Spain, or visit Israel with my in-laws.

I never would have planned for my first child to be born via emergency c-section, or imagined that my son would be a successful VBAC delivery.  Never dreamed eating – and liking – lots of beans & rice.  Or knowing my way around the New York City subway system. 

And now that it is summer…I still can’t understand why I am living in a hot & humid 3rd floor with no central air!  But God knows so much better than I do.

His vision from eternity past to eternity future can select the best pathway for me.  And it always turns out for good. 

Psalm 16 11 jpg

I love the picture of these verses from Psalm 18:32-33,

“It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.  33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.” 

Sometimes God makes my path wide enough for me to walk, as I climb the heights or descend the valleys of life.  But sometimes the path is narrow and seems impassable.  That’s when God gives me the nimble feet of a mountain goat – able to transverse the terrain that He has given me to walk. 

I don’t know what lies ahead.  But I know who is choosing my path, and that gives me peace that passes all understanding!

Stop.

2 comments:

  1. Your words are beautiful and heartfelt. An honour to read them

    http://www.saltandsparkle.com/home/2012/6/15/connections-on-the-path.html

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  2. Love the way you wrote about your path. Love that there are so many directions in which a one word prompt can lead us, Love that when we yield and let go, each of us is led on a Path uniquely designed by Him for only you, or only me. Grateful that you stopped by my blog today, and now I have a new set of stories to read.
    Thank you.
    Peace and good.
    by the way, your blog is lovely

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