Give Thanks

Hi Ya’ll.  This is the beginning of November,  a month filled with Thankfulness.  I am so thankful for all that the Lord is doing!   It’s so true that He knows the end from the beginning.  He was in my past working and preparing me for my future.  I had no idea for quite some time that He wanted me to be an author, but when I finally got it, He had already been working on that for years.  He reminded me of how I wrote songs as a kid and how I had won a writing contest in grade school.  I did not even remember that.  This past year I was asked to speak in 2nd grade Career Day about being an author.  While I was preparing the Lord reminded me of how I won a contest in second grade for a creative work.  Somehow in the busyness of life and adulthood, I had forgotten that.  As a 7 year old I did not know or could not imagine that one day I would be an author.  I like what Corrie Ten Boom said about the past.
“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” – Corrie Ten Boom
It is comforting to know that He is preparing us for what He can see.  We just have to trust him and follow.  They say in many movies that the end is filmed first.  The director has a clear picture of where it is all going.  Just like the Lord, He clearly sees our course and has a definite plan for each of us.  I just want to encourage you to not despise the past and hate it, because I know there have been seeds of preparation sewn along the way.
Have a great month and a very happy Thanksgiving.  And remember preparation time is never lost time.

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