Saturday, September 22, 2012

Five Minute Friday – Arms Open Wide

Each Sunday, I take notes during our Pastor’s sermons.  A quote that the Pastor Philip gave on Sunday really struck me.  Following a service an older lady said to Pastor Lloyd Olgilvie, “I pray that your life will be as wonderful as it was in the mind of God when He created you.”

Isn’t that something to ponder?  I wonder…what did God design and plan for my life?  Will I receive it with arms open wide?  Am I willing to embrace the pain with the pleasure?  Am I willing to trust God with the unknown?  Am I willing to go down paths I never expected or feared and tried to avoid? 

Am I willing to deny myself, pick up my cross daily and follow Christ?

When the rubber meets the road, do I trust God? 

Does my faith translate into action? 

If you would like to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday Challenge head over to her website “Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.


Paula Barnett said...

Such wisdom in the words of your friend from church. I see my arms wide open. I am allowing the original divine nature of God to BE who I am today. Thank you, Susan, and thank you for taking the time to not only visit but share your encouragement on my blog, too.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

Wanda said...

Now that's a very powerful statement. God didn't just bring us into the earth haphazardly but He had a plan.

Ken said...

Wow Susan, This gives me something to think about. Thanks for sharing and God bless,

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