Perfect Timing

Sometimes the perfect advice (or in my case scripture) appears at the most opportune time. As a parent I tend to second guess/reevaluate my decisions as they pertain to my children.

Am I doing all that I can be doing as their mother? Am I enriching their lives spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically? Is he enrolled in the right preschool? Is this the right ‘fill in the blank’ or would they be better off doing another ‘fill in the blank’?

I loved today’s scripture:

“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet  you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”  -Revelation 3:8

Good ol’ Joel Osteen breaks it down like this:

“God opens doors of opportunity before us that no one is able to shut. But we have to realize, sometimes He also closes doors because He has something better in store. We may see a logical opportunity, but just because it’s the logical way doesn’t mean that it’s God’s way. Just because it happened that way before doesn’t mean it’s going to happen that way next time. That’s why you have to stay open and keep trusting in God. If you’re narrow-minded and only look at the door that’s been closed, you may miss the door He has opened behind you!
Friend, when you are able to let go of your own agenda and trust God, He’ll make sure you see those open doors. Scripture says His Word is what lights our path. Our attitude should always be, “God, I surrender all to You. Have Your way in my life. I trust Your timing. God, I trust You to do it Your way.” Then, step back and see the open door He has prepared for you!”

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On a completely different note, my blond headed book worm is reading books quicker than I can get her to the library. Yesterday, I spent an hour online reserving some good ol’ classics for her at the nearby public library. The Stepping Stone series of Little Women, Tom Sawyer, Great Expectations and Pinocchio. Before long she may not remember Junie B. Jones.

And more reading…. only 4 more full days of school left.

I suppose it’s time for me to do a little less second guessing, and a lot more trusting.