Ryan and I laid in bed last night discussing the term "normal." We discussed the life we had, the life we have, and the days to come. I'm going to share some key points of our conversation and challenge you to discuss the questions with your spouse....
1. Do you leave time in your life for God to move?
2. Is your routine in the day so solid that any small thing that happens ruins your day?
3. How are you teaching your kids to respond to a "change" in the routine?
4. Do you feel you could handle a new normal?
5. Do you like change?
A dear friend of mine posted this to her fb page today.....It spoke directly to me and what the blog was on this evening!
I feel we are spoiled with a sense of "normalcy." We live in such a way that creates routines, schedules, and calendars... The only problem and it's a BIG one is Satan uses this routine! He uses it by giving us a false sense we are in control! When our morning, afternoon, evening, day, year, life, etc. doesn't go as WE had planned we tend to lose our marbles. Frustration, anger, and complete crazy evolves. Now, I know some of you are so laid back that an interruption is your life is NO big deal..... Or is it? The last major trial in your life did you embrace or reject it?
"The good news is that God has a plan for your life to hope, future, and to prosper. If we trust in God and allow the change to grow us to become more like Jesus Christ in how we respond and act, then we are promised that all things will work together for good for those who love Him and keep His commandments!" Change and getting your bearings after the change isn't always easy, but keeping your focus on God will give you the peace and encouragement you need.
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens
Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.