Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Good Stuff

Hi there friend!

I'm in a fun and lighthearted mood today. Enjoying the weekend and beautiful weather. Hope you are having a good weekend as well.

Recently, I had an A-ha! moment that I've been wanting to share with you. And since I'm in this great mood, I've been able to relate it to yummy sweet stuff. Or maybe it's because I just ate a dark chocolate candy bar.

Yep! The whole thing.
All by myself. {Don't judge.... makes Jesus sad when we judge others.}

So, moving right along here......

My wise words to you today are -
 "Don't overlook the good stuff by skipping to the dessert."

photo by Abbey_SarahDouglass via photobucket


Pop quiz -  
What is the first thing you turn to on a restaurant's menu?

Nine times out of ten I turn right to the dessert menu. And I've done this for as long as I can remember. I bet before I could even read I'd look at the menu's pictures of ice cream sundaes, cupcakes and pies.

Well, my recent A-ha! moment didn't come in a restaurant while drooling over looking at the dessert menu. It came while reading a Bible verse someone shared on Facebook.

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. 
They are plans for good and not for evil, 
to give you a future and a hope." 
Jeremiah 29:11(TLB)

I love this verse. I've read it like a million times. It's very encouraging and filled with hope and God's love for me. 

However, as I read it this time, I realized I had pretty much skipped over the first sentence.
Once again I went right to the yummy stuff - "dessert". Yay!
As in the the yummy goodness of things to prosper me, give a future and a hope.  
And the promise of no bad stuff - "vegetables". 
No yucky bad things to harm or evil to overcome me. 

But, then I reread that first sentence - the main menu so to speak.  
That was the truly nourishing part to my spirit. The meat and potatoes portion.

You see friend, there's a situation with some dear ones in our life that we're praying for the Lord to reveal His will and plan. I had been praying for Him to figure out a plan to help them out. I wanted to know what He was going to decide would be the best plan to prosper, bring hope, and bless their future with good. 

But then there was the A-ha!
Followed by a Wait just a minute here!

And a little light bulb went off over my head - God already has a plan. 

He's not trying to figure one out.
He already knows.

He's not waiting to see what happens next week.
The plan is already done.

And He doesn't have to decide on the best scenario.
Nope, He already knows any possible scenario and has it all planned out.

He's not worried about the deadlines.
He has the plan ready to meet any deadline that is coming up. 

And guess what?!  I went from A-ha! to Ahhhhhh!
I just relaxed, smiled and was filled with peace.
No need for trying to figure out what God's plan is.
No worrying He won't have it all in place and ready on time.

Because  God already has a plan.

So now whenever I read this verse, I'll read the whole thing and not skip the good stuff to get to the dessert. 

Photo by ~ Hubby /  Wall hanging by ~ me

Relaxing, eating chocolate and enjoying life here in sunny Florida .... knowing He has His plan set and ready. 

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I love linky parties in bloggy land!

Today I'm linking up over at   
My Freshly Brewed Life 
for The Weekend Brew

Love ya,


  1. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew. I am so thankful God has a plan for my life, far better than I could ever hope for or imagine.

    1. You're welcome and it's my pleasure. I love your blog and what you share. This was my first time linking to The Weekend Brew. :)


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