Lord – Determine my Steps

It’s Tuesday night as I write this.

I was absolutely exhausted this afternoon as I sat at my kitchen table working; it took every bit of determination not to go take a nap. Nap or take a walk? Nap sounded like a great idea, fortunately walk won out.

As I returned home I saw my neighbor working in her kitchen. Rather than just wave or keep on walking I stopped and knocked on her door. We rarely have the opportunity to talk to one another. We wave; we smile as we drive by; but nothing of substance. I seriously cannot remember the last time we talked other than, “hi, how are you”.

She came to the door and walked out onto her front yard. We exchanged pleasantries, spoke of the upcoming HOA meeting; the discussion was light. Then the conversation turned serious. Dawn is having surgery for cancer on Thursday. The day after tomorrow! I have walked by her house several times per week, month after month; her light has been on many, many times before as I passed. Why did I stop today? Why?

I promised I would keep her in my prayers and obtained permission to ask you to pray for her. Please take time right now to pray that the cancer has not spread, for guidance for her physicians, and a successful recovery.

Over the past several years I feel I have become complacent regarding my spiritual walk. Starting this blog has been part of my return to my first love…the Lord…listening to Him…seeing Him in everyday activities. Today I listened to Him. I truly believe I would not have stopped if I had not heard that gentle voice of God, instructing me to say more than hello.

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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Lord – Determine my Steps

It’s Tuesday night as I write this.

I was absolutely exhausted this afternoon as I sat at my kitchen table working; it took every bit of determination not to go take a nap. Nap or take a walk? Nap sounded like a great idea, fortunately walk won out.

As I returned home I saw my neighbor working in her kitchen. Rather than just wave or keep on walking I stopped and knocked on her door. We rarely have the opportunity to talk to one another. We wave; we smile as we drive by; but nothing of substance. I seriously cannot remember the last time we talked other than, “hi, how are you”.

She came to the door and walked out onto her front yard. We exchanged pleasantries, spoke of the upcoming HOA meeting; the discussion was light. Then the conversation turned serious. Dawn is having surgery for cancer on Thursday. The day after tomorrow! I have walked by her house several times per week, month after month; her light has been on many, many times before as I passed. Why did I stop today? Why?

I promised I would keep her in my prayers and obtained permission to ask you to pray for her. Please take time right now to pray that the cancer has not spread, for guidance for her physicians, and a successful recovery.

Over the past several years I feel I have become complacent regarding my spiritual walk. Starting this blog has been part of my return to my first love…the Lord…listening to Him…seeing Him in everyday activities. Today I listened to Him. I truly believe I would not have stopped if I had not heard that gentle voice of God, instructing me to say more than hello.

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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