Monday, September 13, 2010

Don't Ruin the Surprise

Recently I was having "one of those days" where I was wondering if what I do is really making a difference. I voiced my concerns to my husband telling him that sometimes it is so hard to press on not knowing what God is doing or what He has planned. If I just knew what He had in mind…..

I will continue though, not despising the days of small things.

I went on about my business, ran some errands, and returned home a few hours later. While I had been away, my husband and youngest daughter also ran a few errands, one of which being a gift for our upcoming anniversary. As I combed my daughter’s hair in preparation for her softball game, she mentioned that she knew what Daddy had planned for our anniversary.

“Mommy, I’m not going to give you even a hint!” she gleamed back at me in the bathroom mirror.

“You had better not!” I warned her.

“No, ‘cause Daddy would KILL me!” she erupted with a giggle as she covered her mouth.

“And you would ruin the surprise,” I said, “and I like for my gifts to be a surprise.”

As I pulled her blonde curly hair into a ponytail, I felt God answer my despairing from earlier that morning. The very words I had spoken to my daughter resonated in my mind and I felt a whisper in my heart that said "Don’t ruin the surprise."

If I knew what He had planned, what He was doing behind the scenes, it would ruin the surprise. A gift is always sweeter when you have had no idea it was in the works.  The same is true for you, He is at work on behalf of each of us all of the time.  He has something special in mind that you are the perfect fit for, and we will each learn His secrets at just the right time. Our job right now is to continue pursuing him one day at a time.

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”
Deuteronomy 29:29

For now, I will hold on to what has been revealed to me, for they belong to me, as I wait for His secret to be revealed.  I pray that you do the same as we journey this earth together.

God, You know me inside and out, and I know you are aware of my longing heart. You know how deeply I want to make a difference for You. I want people to know your love and your compassion personally. I ask you, Lord, to be my life and be my breath as I wait for your secrets to be revealed to me. I thank you that you made me the way you did for a reason and you know how special surprises are to me, so I wait in eager expectation for what your plans unfold. May I be faithful in the everyday as I walk through life acting upon what You have already revealed to me. I praise you for revealing just enough to get me through today, for if You were silent, I don’t think I could bear it.

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1 comment:

  1. what an awesome concept to think about! that gets me all excited now!


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