Saturday, March 19, 2011

Many are the Plans"

Proverbs 19 v 21 "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

I think we need to be flexible enough to allow for changes in our plans or in what we hope for.  Things do not always turn out the way we hope and therein is either our despondency or happiness.  I often find myself disappointed because things did not turn out the way I hoped, but in all honesty if we apply the Lords word in our life, we can overcome those things quickly and be thankful that He does indeed care about us.  Proverbs 3 v 5 is just such a wonderful scripture. (See below) Romans 8 v 28  "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Where am I going with this well, we often formulate the ideal solution to a problem as such but then in humbleness, we have to often accept a different result.  Is it pride; is it out of concern for those the result may affect?  We must strive to live an upright life making careful choices and learning to take advice on important decisions so as to have the perspective of those we trust and who walk life closely with us.  

Thank you to my precious family and friends for being there for us, life would be so empty without our loved ones, we should keep them near us always and never be lacking in reciprocating our love back.

It sounds like a heavy blog today, it’s not actually.
I am thinking of “The Serenity Prayer”

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3, 5-6

To end on a funny note, we did not have scones for breakfast today, we had toasted Chelsea Buns! 

Have a lovely Saturday, xxx Janine


  1. Chelsea buns are nice too. Love you lots.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful Blog. You have mooved me and I needed to be mooved as I was so depressed. Missing yiou all so very Much