Two days ago, the "Schwan's" food truck pulled up in our driveway. I stepped out on the porch to buy the usual angus beef patties. When I came back in the house to put them away, my daughter n' law, Tiffany who was visiting with my son and their two boys was smiling and seemed real tickled about something. She shared with me how Caden, her 6 year old read the truck, then his eyes got as big as silver dollars when he exclaimed to his Mom, "Paw Paw and Nana are buying a "SWAN!" HAHA! Now, how cute is that?! Caden is so funny anyway, but what he said was just too darling!
I got to thinking about it. How many times have I misread a sign? One afternoon in West Texas, my husband was driving, when a school bus pulled out in front of us. I happened to look up when it did and read the sign on the back of the bus that said, "CAUTION: Children may be exiting!!" Well, it baffled me. I said outloud, "Well, if that isn't dumb!" My husband asked, "What's dumb?" I told him, "The back of that bus said, "CAUTION: Children may be exciting!" I told him, "Now, what kind of sense does that make, and why would that bother anyone anyhow?" My husband just laughed, and when I asked why, he barely got the words out, "Read them again." When I did, I laughed too of course. HA!
Our Scripture this year is Proverbs3:5-6 and it starts out, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." That's what I was doing is leaning on my own understanding. Have you ever made a wrong choice that looked so right? I have, more times than I care to admit; but I'll share one incident with you that costs me years of pain in my body. I was lonely, and let myself get into a depression. The Bible says, "Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression." It did. I look back and see how much I had to be thankful for; but instead of being thankful and using the time alone to press in to our Father's Heart and learn something, I was looking down and fell down a whole flight of stairs. Thank GOD I only broke my wrist, and not my head. I felt my hip on each step though, and have suffered much pain and agony in my hips, knee, and thigh. After awhile, it weighs on your emotions. I could go into a depression again if I let myself think on the "If only." If only I would have been rejoicing in what I had, instead of being down on what I didn't have, I wouldn't have fallen. I saw the signs. I recognize them now and try to right away, and stop the devil attacks on my thoughts.
If GOD is showing you signs that the enemy of your soul is trying to steal, kill, and destroy all you have worked for, all the green, the life from your life, whatever you do, RUN! I promise, if the grass IS greener on the other side, you'll still have to mow it. So you don't have to go through the turmoil and heartache from wrong choices, I urge you, please make better choices for all concerned.
GOD’s grace in Dawn Gwin 01-05-15 late p.m.
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