Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our Stories

Some days you just need to hear words from God - and then He does just that. Lately, Joe and I have felt we need more than usual!! We are so grateful for the friends and family that hold us up in prayer and encourage us. We need that. Continue to pray with our family that God moves mightily in China - we pray he moves papers and hearts to get us there soon.

A friend sent me this in an email - she took it from Joanna Weaver's Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. Here's what Joanna Weaver says, and I think it is so good:
"God wraps up my good with your good and the good of both of us with the good of others. The plot lines of our individual stories weave together to form his master plan. Nothing is wasted. Nothing is left out. There are no dead ends or red herrings; every story line is given his greatest attention, his diligent care. Your story matters to Jesus, just as the individual stories of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus mattered to him. But he always has the big picture in mind as he handles the stories of our lives. He knows the beginning from the end, and he operates accordingly.
So don't be surprised if your personal plot takes a couple of twists now and then. Don't get upset when point A doesn't automatically lead to point B. There are no detours in God's story line, not really. Just complications that he's more than able to resolve....God always has a play. But it may not follow human logic. In fact, it may often seem to go directly against what we believe about God"
Thank you, Sue - that was JUST what I needed today!! We needed to hear it and maybe others will as well. People ask why I blog - well this is why - I've been encouraged over and over, and I've met wonderful people on this blogging journey!


Carrie said...

What a wonderful friend! I think alot of us needed to hear that! Thanks

Jill said...

Great post!
Praying for you!
Hugs, Jill

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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