Unfinished lists…

24 Sep

Sometimes, many times wrenches are thrown into our plans 🙂

Some of us can deal smoothly, and glide along with the new plan.  Some struggle.  I struggle.  Sometimes we get a wrench thrown in just when we need it, or we can see that this wrench is good in this situation.  Other times the wrench bonks us in the head, or the shin, or the gut, and it doesn’t feel good at all.  We can learn from all the wrenches if we have eyes to see and ears to hear!

I had a beautiful wrench this past Friday.  I got a call from a young mother at church who was in labor and had invited me to be present at her little ones birth.

Whoa, what a privilege!  A very privileged wrench!  The kind that there is no question of what you should do, you get going!!!  The older children were assigned younger children to watch and help with school.  The girl’s had to get a couple of sewing orders out.  I quickly did some top stitching on some things that had to go. Then I was on my way.  I wasn’t the only one invited there were 4 others.

It was a privilege to serve this courageous mother!  I have only been at my own births and I know it takes courage and mostly reliance on God’s promise to be with us always.

Pain

Dependence

Reliance

Faith

Crying out for Mercy

Receiving that Mercy

Crying out for Strength

Receiving that Strength

Enduring til the birth

Seeing that new soul that has been nurtured for 9 (really 10 months, 40 weeks)

Elation

Relief

Realization of the awesome trust you have been given

Thankfulness

Joy

Praise

Hope

God is beyond good, and how can we thank Him, or grasp, or realize, the incredible gift of working with Him, of being given a place in His master plan?

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it… Prov. 22.6

.. but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Eph. 6:4b

And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.  Mal 2:15

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Gal. 6:9

I stand in awe of His Mercy, His Grace, His Power, His Sovereignty, His plan of redemption…

Unfinished lists? Wrenches? Or Blessings in disguise?

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