MY PLANS, MY GOD’S

For the longest time my life’s main focus  was to get an education, get a good job that paid very well, have a family and live happily ever after.

In my head I had already planned that dream wedding every girl wishes for, saw the beautiful house I would live in and be the Christian that I thought I was, and was supposed to be. That was the perfect plan for my life. It is said that when we make plans God laughs and I guess in my situation He laughed the loudest.  See , making plans is not a bad thing neither is wanting the best out of this life,  only problem is that we forget the most important  thing that is-  to involve God in them. We forget to consult with Him and know that whatever we have planned aligns with His plans for us. Yes God has plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11).

As my days progressed my plans would fall apart one by one. Nothing happened as I had planned. In my head I had not seen this turn of events. All that I had planned for myself took longer or never happened. yes, I got to finish my degree , but it took me more years than was required, yes I got a job but it paid  way more less than I have always dreamt  I of, for my happily ever after I realize now that only my trust and faith in God can quench that thirst. I realize with each passing day that it takes prayers, devotion, commitment and full trust in He who sees the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).

Most times if not all we rely in our own understanding forgetting that the creator of all minds is watching us and wants to be  involved and relied upon by each one of us.  Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not in your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge HIM and He shall direct your path. This means that if we fully trust in the Lord, we cannot also depend upon our own ability to understand everything that God is doing. God sees our inner heart, He knows the desires of our hearts before we even go to him with our supplication. If we are to truly trust Him, we have to let go and let God! We have to let go of our pride, our programs and our plans. No man’s best laid plans can ever be compared to God’s magnificent ones.

I promise you that I haven’t stopped making plans- I still do. Most times I am selfish and only think of myself. But then in my journey with God, which you will be reading here more often, He reminds me to seek His kingdom first and all this other things shall be added unto me ( Matthew 6:33.)It is only then that I understand that with every plan I make God must be at the center of it all. That way all my selfish desires will be dissolved by His grace and goodness. It is this grace that encourages me to focus on the things that please God, to think less of worldly things that tend to confuse us if we don’t make Christ our focus.

So with each passing day I pray to be the best to He who matters. It is a journey of more than a thousand miles, braced with many setbacks if we don’t fix our eyes on the cross- where the beauty of His love was laid. In all that I do, in all that you do-INVOLVE GOD ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

Remember always Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” This is what our human understanding will lead us to. When we choose to direct our lives according to what seems right to us we will often reap disaster (Judges 21:25).

 

Make this your guiding truth…….YOUR PLANS, GOD’S PLANS. 

happy sabbath

happy sabbath

LOVE HAD, LOVE LOST

LOVE HAD, LOVE LOST

 

Ah, I hear my lover coming! He is leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. My lover is like a swift gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he is behind the wall, looking through the window, peering into the room. My lover said to me, Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one! Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one! My dove is hiding behind the rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff.

Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.

Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! My lover is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies. Before the dawn breezes blow and the night shadows flee, return to me, my love, like a gazelle or a young stag on the rugged mountains.

Song of Songs 2:817

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One night as I lay in bed, I yearned for my lover. I yearned for him, but he did not come. So I said to myself, I will get up and roam the city, searching in all its streets and squares. I will search for the one I love. So I searched everywhere but did not find him. The watchmen stopped me as they made their rounds, and I asked, Have you seen the one I love? Then scarcely had I left them when I found my love! I caught and held him tightly, then I brought him to my mothers house, into my mothers bed, where I had been conceived.

Song of Songs 3:14

NLT

Q: What does true romance look like?

*      True Romance is a type of longing for someone that you love.

*      True Romance is a type of awakened life, changes like seasons but present in every season in different pleasurable ways.

*      True Romance is like a cycle of longing inviting waiting fulfillment.

*      Repeated expression of desires for your lover (begging) is essential for Romance. (Never at any point of your relationship be too proud to beg.)

 

 

Q: How should we respond when Romance has been interrupted?

*      Catch the little foxes that ruin the love vineyard.

(Don't let offenses pile up, don't keep grudges, dont punish, instead be quick to forgive, learn to say thank you, and be reconciled.)

*      Confirm and reaffirm your commitment to each other so as to keep the mind and the heart from wandering. Commitment reignites romance, when you remind yourself of your commitment, you choose someone a new.

*      Chase your lover. Do not stalk them. The difference is when chasing someone you love, they want to be found unlike stalking someone who's trying to get away from you. (Don't quit too easily, persevere more when it comes to searching and reuniting.)

 

MAIN THEME: Someone far more important and far greater has chosen you. You are the beloved. God in Christ has chosen you. Salvation is described in the picture of a lover looking for His beloved. We love God because He first loved us. We didn't just play hard to get with God, we were IMPOSSIBLE TO GET but His Love for us won and is still winning. We have lost our love for Him, responded in sinful ways and allowed the little foxes of this world to ruin our vineyard with God. But God is still chasing for those He calls His own. We are loved with an everlasting love. May this love and choosing be ENOUGH & IRREPLACEABLE for our own hearts. I pray that you might be found.

 

Hymn:

Oh love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee, I give thee back the love I owe that in the ocean depths its flow may richer fuller be.

 

By Vincent Kimaiga 

GPS (Gods Plan of Salvation)

In one mile, take exit 276.......turn right in 500 ft and your destination is on your right!

We know her, we love her, we can't go anywhere without her. Have you ever for a second stopped to think that God is exactly just like the GPS? He has provided you with His word; the GPS for your life. All you have to do is look up your destination and it will lead you there.

 

Want directions on forgiveness?

Matthew 6: 14-15 says, "For if you forgive men when they sin against  you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

 

Want directions on love?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

 

Want directions on grace?

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 says, "Three times i pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore i will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

 

Want directions on prayer?

Philippians 4:6 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

 

Want directions on praise?

Psalm 150:1-6 says, "Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbre and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, and praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

 

Want directions on friendship?

Proverbs 13:20 says, "He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."

 

Want directions on compassion?

Romans 12:13 says, "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."

 

Want directions on peace?

Isaiah 26:3 says, "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."

 

 The GPS is only concerned with your destination. It doesn't ridicule you for your mistakes. God and His word are the GPS of your life. Don't leave your house without Him