Today I was listening to the Focus on the Family program on the radio and they had a guest pastor on, Dr. Eugene Cho. He had written a book, the name of which escapes me at the moment, and he was talking about a period in his life when he started to plant a church had quit his job to do this and had no income at that point. Bills were piling up, the church planting was going slowly and he was at the end of his rope. He said one day he was in prayer and told the Lord, “I feel like I have no control”, and he said the Holy Spirit spoke to him and said, “You’re right, you finally got it!”
The whole point is, we are not to be in control, God is. Once we figure that out, things will go better. Notice, I said better, not easier. When we allow God to take control, then He can work His perfect plan in our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 tell us that God knows the plans He has for us…they are good plans…plans that give us a future and a hope.
When we struggle to figure things out on our own and do our own thing, all we can do is pretty much mess things up and find ourselves in a worse predicament than we were in the beginning. We become frustrated and dissatisfied. Our joy is disrupted and life seems to be one long struggle after another.
Not only is God’s plan the best, it brings us peace. When we follow His leading all the distractions of this life take a back seat. Who knows us better than God? No one! Only He can provide the best pathway for us to travel, and when we walk that pathway, we are in His Will for our lives. So….relax…take your hands off the wheel, and leave the driving to Jesus!
Donna Knuth Rice
I am trying a blog for the first time in my life, and frankly, I feel like I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing! But, here goes.
I work at a Christian Television network in the Correspondence Department, where I write letters and emails to our viewers, pray with them for their needs, and send materials they request.
I am a Christian. I was saved at the age of 11 during a youth meeting at my church. My pastor led me to the Lord, and to say the least, my life has been an adventure.
I am a widow. My late husband, Allen, passed away after 34 1/2 years of marriage. He had been sick the last seven years of his life, and it was a struggle, for him and for me.
We met as part of a singing group that was affiliated with a Christian Radio station, and we sang together all through our lives together. We both worked in television and radio all through our married life, mostly for Christian stations.
Besides singing I also play flute. I had the luxury of having parents who started out as music teachers...so music was in our house constantly.
Some people describe me as being a loud-mouthed lime type...can't disagree with that. I have a tendency to put my foot in my mouth more times than I can count! I also have a tendency to say exactly what's on my mind...which is why I get myself in so much trouble! LOL! Trust me, that's something me and God have been working on for a very long time.
I have no children here on earth, although I have a baby in heaven. My baby here is my dog Jack. He's a black lab/ chow mix. He's a big boy....thinks he's a lap dog!
Can't think of much else to say. The reason I started this blog is because a few months ago in church, a guest pastor came and delivered a message, and when he asked for those of us who wanted prayer to come forward, I did. When he came to me he asked me if I did any journaling. I told him no 'cause I wasn't very good at it. He told me to start, and prophesied over me that my journal thoughts would impact other people. I wasn't sure just how I was to go about doing this. In fact, I was a little hesitant at first. I started journaling at home, and our assistant pastor's wife asked me to submit something for our Senior newsletter. I didn't the first edition, but something I had heard on Christian radio a long time ago and has stuck with me all these years, came to mind so I submitted an article. That article will be my first post.
I don't claim to have all the answers, and my thoughts may seem a little "out there", but I feel God has been prodding me to do this, and so here I am.
I hope what I post will bring encouragement, and "Something to Think About".
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