Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Following

Sometimes following gets one in trouble.

Sometimes not.

This morning on my run to Sam's, a fellow shopper - his name is unknown to me, but has a little country store about 20 miles away - saw me and said "hey, follow me." I laughed and responded with the first sentence of this post.

Then I followed him.

Hickory Smoked Turkeys - 10lb average for $4.01!!!

I am glad I followed. I don't need the turkeys, but there is someone who does - who might not have lucked up on the sale.

This morning I woke, checked out Proverbs 31's daily devotion. It was about hearing God. About being lead by God. I so want to be lead and go down the path HE has for me. I know it will be better than the one I would follow with my own perspective and sense, of my own devices. Sometimes I can't seem to see the light He has set for my path. I think it is mixed in with all the busyness of my mind and plans. Here is the prayer that ended the devotion:

Heavenly Father, I need direction in my life today. You seem distant and silent. Yet I know that You are not because You promise to never leave me or forsake me. Today, I commit to search Your Word. Open my eyes that I may see the wonderful things in Your Law. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear Your direction in my circumstances. Thank You, Lord, that in my seeking You will meet me. Thank You that as I trust in You completely, You will lead me down Your paths! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


I love it , I love the direction it set my day!

I know it was just some silly turkeys - but could it have been some direction? A direction to something to offer another person/group that really needs it? I hope so. I hope my day is filled with turkey opportunities - that are directed by God . . .

” They will soar on wings like eagles “
Isaiah 40 v 31 (NIV)

4 comments:

Tracie said...

Amen! i have been having some of those exact feelings- lately, stronger than ever. everyone seems to be calling it a 'gut' feeling.. but i choose to believe that i am listening to God's Holy Spirit, moving me in the direction God is choosing for me. He never leads astray- whether it be turkeys.. or music producers! have a wonderful and blessed day my friend. -Tracie

Faye said...

YOUR BLOG WAS A BLESSING TO ME!HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! BLESSINGS, FAYE

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful thoughts! So very glad you led me here with your kind comments...Blessings to you, my sister! Janine XO

skoots1mom said...

good post!