The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.
Let me start with the journey of marriage. It all started with a prayer “ Lord, send me someone who will love me for me”. I prayed this for about one year and along came a traveling sales man. Pretty much since our first date we have been together, that was 34 years ago. In hindsight I believe the Lord sent me to him to show him what love is. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).
My next Journey has been/is parenthood and the prayer went like this “Dear Lord please help me change my life”. I prayed this for 2 years. I had a home and a marriage, a good job but was lacking substance/direction. I was not attending church and felt as thou I was sinking. No one knew this,on the outside it all looked good. I was going thru day to day life as I should. We were not planning a family so at 34 years old I did actually ask my doctor “How did this happen”. We had been together 12 years and were careful. Well it was at that point I high tailed it back to church. I knew I would need extra help in raising a child. Becoming a parent is not what I had in mind when asking God for help. I must say parenthood has been the ABSOLUTE best journey ever. (We even had a second child) It has been 22 years and I refer back to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. My love for our children has shown me what God our father feels for us. Learning that takes me to my Spiritual Journey.
I told you I returned to church and have continued getting involved here and there over the years. What a joy it is to be part of a church family. My Journey now is one I do not want to take. It is the one where I am care taker for my elderly mother. Oh people say “You are lucky to still have your mother”. To be honest watching her struggle thru her day, losing her strength, seeing her confusion brings me to this prayer “Lord have mercy” and of course 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. I now have Faith over Fear and will take this journey with Jesus by my side.
Dear Lord, Thank you for this day, I know you have been with me thru out my life, I am praying for those who have not known you yet. If I can help send me. Amen