I found this picture on Facebook. I could add a few other things God changes such as our babies, ugly ducks into swans, and my hair to gray. :-)
Icy BC mentioned on her post tonight about some of the frustrating things that are continually changing in the cyber world and I have to agree with her. When the time we set aside to perform a task "changes" at the drop of a hat, we cannot help to be annoyed so why am I complaining about changes and yet I have titled the post Thankful Thursday - God's changes?
God changes us in amazing ways. We can be dead set against doing something or going somewhere but God can set our feet on the right path and make the circumstances perfect for His plan. Sometimes as something triggers my memories and I remember days gone by I wonder how I survived some of the things that happened but know it was by the grace of God.
I didn't want to join the army at 18. My father told me when I came home from my high school graduation that I had to leave home. He announced that his job was done. He had allowed me to complete high school, a luxury he had not been allowed, so Mom took me to the Army where I met with a recruiter and enlisted. I was terrified. This was not my choice. I grew up in a very small town and had so little experience.
Turn the clock 6 months forward. My aunt was visiting to attend grandma's funeral and passed out cold in the bathroom on the floor. I using CPR (something I learned while in the military) revived her. I had been home on military leave.
Even more years later my baby boy convulsed and turned blue in my arms. His eyes rolled back into his head and his little body turned stiff. I quickly gave him infant CPR. I remembered it from basic training. He began to get his color back and breathe on his own, but I still took him to the hospital. This was his first of many febrile seizures. I apologize for doubting that God knows what He is doing. He has definitely proven Himself over and over. Man's changes are frustrating, God's are empowering and miraculous. The difference is in who is making the changes. :-)
1.) Can you think of a change that you fought but now are happy with?
2. ) Does thinking about these help you build your faith?
> I read about a woman once who was cursing cause she missed the light and had to wait, but seconds later saw a oncoming semi careen out of control through the red light directly into the path she would have been in. A wasted minute means very little compared to a saved life.
Thanks so much Amanda, for allowing us this opportunity to chat. Thank you for your visit. Take care, God bless and stay healthy.
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