He Guideth my Steps

I thought I needed to make pancakes in a hurry this morning; the Lord knew I needed to let Claire break the eggs and stir the batter.

I thought I needed to have the beds made right away; the Lord knew I needed a little extra quiet time in prayer.

I thought I needed to finish my financial report by nine o’clock; the Lord knew I needed to stop frequently to dress and redress a tiny Cinderella doll.

I thought I needed to finish Sunday’s bulletin; the Lord knew I needed to console a church member who called to say her feelings had been hurt.

I thought I needed to cut out my craft for Sunday school; the Lord knew I needed to drop it when Robbie came in: “Chris, I need your help…”

I thought I needed to just “pop in and out” at the grocery store; the Lord knew an exceptional cashier deserved my praise to her boss.

I thought I needed to make five church visits this afternoon; the Lord knew the first lady would need me to stay the entire time.

I thought I needed to feed my family of three at dinner; the Lord knew unexpected (but hungry!) guests would show up at the gate just as we sat down.

I thought my kitchen should be spotless before I headed to bed; the Lord knew I should sit down and enjoy a basketball game with my husband.

I thought my day should be perfectly planned by a neat checklist; the Lord threw my checklist out the window and guided my steps.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways. –Isaiah 55:9
2 Responses
  1. Kathy Says:

    Boy! This is a familiar road. On those kind of days I do nothing I planned but everything as He ordered my steps. It feels fruitful even without my little check marks. I long to live like that EVERY day but it's hard to see blasted interruptions as blessed appointments when they occur. You said it succinctly and poignantly! Oops! I mean briefly and well!

    Aunt Kathy

  2. Stephanie Feaster Says:

    Thank you for this! Boy do I need that reminder daily! I'm definitely a check list person and I need to be reminded that He knows what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, not on my agenda! We love you guys! Love, Stephanie

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