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Fergie
12-14-2014, 07:28 PM
I do not know about you all, but I find God reminding me and mine that we are not in charge. Not in a heavy handed, Old Testament way, but in a way that allows us to individually realize His plan.

I've been on a path towards a huge life goal for the last five years or so, and thought I had everything planned out perfectly. Slowly, every door that I had thought would be open was closed until the one true path was shown to me. It is humbling to accept this in life for many folks in the world, but we have come to realize that if we stop trying to control our own lives, and let God lead the way, we'll be just fine.

I pray that anyone looking for answers or guidance can open their hearts and hear His message, and know that you will be taken care of. You may not get it right away, but there are no coincidences, and if you let God truly guide your life, you'll be just fine in this world, regardless of your mortal worries.

If you have a the time, please pray for the folks that need it, and lead the good life as best you can.

...God's will be done.

Wayne Smith
12-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Truth is, Fergie, the God's will is done, we just struggle in the process way more than necessary!

sniper
08-03-2015, 03:57 PM
My life hasn't turned out the way I had planned, and that"s O.K.

Boaz
08-03-2015, 04:45 PM
I do not know about you all, but I find God reminding me and mine that we are not in charge. Not in a heavy handed, Old Testament way, but in a way that allows us to individually realize His plan.




I've been on a path towards a huge life goal for the last five years or so, and thought I had everything planned out perfectly. Slowly, every door that I had thought would be open was closed until the one true path was shown to me. It is humbling to accept this in life for many folks in the world, but we have come to realize that if we stop trying to control our own lives, and let God lead the way, we'll be just fine.

I pray that anyone looking for answers or guidance can open their hearts and hear His message, and know that you will be taken care of. You may not get it right away, but there are no coincidences, and if you let God truly guide your life, you'll be just fine in this world, regardless of your mortal worries.

If you have a the time, please pray for the folks that need it, and lead the good life as best you can.

...God's will be done.


Great post ! We must turn our lives over to GOD , Psalm ;

1 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-1.htm){To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-2.htm)Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-3.htm)Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-4.htm)For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-5.htm)Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-6.htm)Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-7.htm)Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-8.htm)If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-9.htm)If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-10.htm)Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-11.htm)If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-12.htm)Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-13.htm)For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-14.htm)I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-15.htm)My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-16.htm)Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-17.htm)How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-18.htm)If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-19.htm)Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-20.htm)For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-21.htm)Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-22.htm)I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-23.htm)Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 (http://biblehub.com/psalms/139-24.htm)And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

OldFogey
08-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Do any of you remember the little plastic toy car dash and steering wheel they used to make for small children? My Dad, who I miss terribly, used to say that we were like those little children, turning the plastic steering wheel and pretending we were driving, while all along our Father was really driving. We are all like little children. We THINK we are in the driver's seat, but our Heavenly Father is doing the real driving.

1johnlb
08-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Thanks, Fergie, I needed that.

goodsteel
08-03-2015, 05:44 PM
Do any of you remember the little plastic toy car dash and steering wheel they used to make for small children? My Dad, who I miss terribly, used to say that we were like those little children, turning the plastic steering wheel and pretending we were driving, while all along our Father was really driving. We are all like little children. We THINK we are in the driver's seat, but our Heavenly Father is doing the real driving.

Excellent analogy.

Boaz
08-03-2015, 06:54 PM
I agree with goodsteel , I had exactly the same thought .

OldFogey
08-03-2015, 07:59 PM
My Dad has been gone for 18 years now. I still miss him. He was not an educated man. He grew up during the depression, the second of six children. His older brother was crippled. Dad quit school during the eighth grade and went to work to help support the family. He, like his father became a minister. Dad KNEW God's word. And he knew how to apply it to his life. As I said, not an educated man, but a very wise one. That analogy is one of my favorites I have to remind myself of its lesson on a daily basis.

Rick

smoked turkey
08-03-2015, 11:10 PM
This is an excellent thread. And so very true! I am uplifted because of the thoughts of each one. My dad, like OldFogey's dad, was not an educated man from the world's point of view. But he was a wise and loving man. He passed on in 1996. Funny, I was thinking about him today, and still missing him. In his last days on this side we did a lot of talking. One memory that stands out is of a vision, dream, or whatever it might have been, but he told me of a cabin he saw and he saw many of his family and friends that were there. He specifically said they were singing and music was coming from that cabin. That meant the world to me during a difficult time. Heaven is a wonderful place.

shooter93
08-04-2015, 06:20 PM
I suppose I'm a bit different but I planned very little in my life. I just picked a direction I thought I'd like to go and have been plodding my way along ever since.

DCP
08-04-2015, 06:33 PM
We all have free will

Now if something bad happens is that Gods Will
He cant have just the Good stuff

If a child is killed is that Gods will
Was ww2 Gods Will. Hope you get the point
My wife has Cancer is that Gods will or did he just know it was going to happen.

Vaya con Dios

tnaz
08-04-2015, 07:04 PM
This has been a good read for me.

Thanks

Preacher Jim
08-05-2015, 07:17 AM
One of the greatest gifts the Lord gives is His will for our lives, when we release our hearts to follow His and quit trying to play God His blessings flow. I have learned that before I leave for work to pray that He will lead me to do everything according to the plan He has for me today and not let me screw it up.

DCP
08-05-2015, 07:46 AM
Ok then
If its Gods will for my wife to have cancer! then you and I worship a different God!

It reminds me of a story

There is a flood
Man trapped on a roof

A canoe came by
They said can we help
Man says no thanks GOD will save me

A boat comes by
They said can we help
Man says no thanks GOD will save me

A helicopter hovers
They said can we help
Man says no thanks GOD will save me

Man drowns
Goes to Heaven

Man says to GOD
I thought you were going to save me

GOD says what do you think a canoe, boat and a helicopter was for!

God has given us a free will for a reason.

I sure hope GOD doesn't lead you to Kill some one or have work for a company that is unethical

You and I worship a totaly different God

Wayne Smith
08-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Just remember that God's Perfect Will ended when Satan rebelled. Since then it has been His permissive will, what He allows rather than what He desires. God desires that no one would die without a saving knowledge of Him, but many do.

Fergie
08-05-2015, 07:36 PM
DCP, I'm sure dealing with the diagnosis of cancer is very difficult and hard on you and your family. I personally don't have the words to console, or explain how God is involved with it all.

Cancer killed my father, father-in-law, and uncle in less than a year. Cancer also brought my father, a life long agnostic, to accept God and Christ in his life, and knowing this help me with his death.

I truly am sorry that you and your wife and family are having to deal with the disease. You have every right to the emotions you are experiencing and I don't want you to feel that the intent was to explain away your wife's pain with a cliche phrase.

armprairie
08-06-2015, 11:07 PM
I don't really know how to say what I want to say. I started asking God why when I was only 20 and watched my six months old son breathe his last breath. Since then I've lost way too many others I care about-mother, dad, two brothers to cancer, my heroes. I have figured out that life is a gift. We just have to take it as it comes, whether it's a hundred years, or only fifty some like my brothers, or just that six months the little guy got. We can't blame God if the gift wasn't bigger or longer, it's wonderful we were just given the chance, but things happen. I try to dwell on the good. Like what if I'd never got the chance to sleep out on a sand bar in 1963 with my big brothers, watching the stars twinkle at night, smelling the campfire? Or many years later watch my brother Marty roll into a Mississippi camp one morning with a buck on the back that he'd shot with my rifle and my reloads. The look on those Cajun's faces I'll never forget, they had no faith in reloads at all! Or what if I'd never got to see the little fella's smile at all?
I've seen enough that I've lost all fear of death. Why would I be afraid to go where that little tyke went before me so bravely? A few months back I lay on a hospital bed not knowing whether or not I would make it, but I seemed to be the only person in the hospital not too worried about. I mean the gift of life I've already received is so great. I'll gladly accept more if it comes my way, but oh, my I'm so thankful for what I've received already! I just take one day at a time, looking in wonder at the hummingbirds and the sun setting, and always having big plans!
Don't lose out on whatever share of that gift you have left by dwelling on the morbid. I watched my brother Marty pass in Houma, Louisiana and he went with a big smile on his face. I like to think he was back on the sand bar with us pulling in a catfish with the cane pole. I hope I go the same way.

Boaz
08-07-2015, 06:50 AM
I don't really know how to say what I want to say. I started asking God why when I was only 20 and watched my six months old son breathe his last breath. Since then I've lost way too many others I care about-mother, dad, two brothers to cancer, my heroes. I have figured out that life is a gift. We just have to take it as it comes, whether it's a hundred years, or only fifty some like my brothers, or just that six months the little guy got. We can't blame God if the gift wasn't bigger or longer, it's wonderful we were just given the chance, but things happen. I try to dwell on the good. Like what if I'd never got the chance to sleep out on a sand bar in 1963 with my big brothers, watching the stars twinkle at night, smelling the campfire? Or many years later watch my brother Marty roll into a Mississippi camp one morning with a buck on the back that he'd shot with my rifle and my reloads. The look on those Cajun's faces I'll never forget, they had no faith in reloads at all! Or what if I'd never got to see the little fella's smile at all?
I've seen enough that I've lost all fear of death. Why would I be afraid to go where that little tyke went before me so bravely? A few months back I lay on a hospital bed not knowing whether or not I would make it, but I seemed to be the only person in the hospital not too worried about. I mean the gift of life I've already received is so great. I'll gladly accept more if it comes my way, but oh, my I'm so thankful for what I've received already! I just take one day at a time, looking in wonder at the hummingbirds and the sun setting, and always having big plans!
Don't lose out on whatever share of that gift you have left by dwelling on the morbid. I watched my brother Marty pass in Houma, Louisiana and he went with a big smile on his face. I like to think he was back on the sand bar with us pulling in a catfish with the cane pole. I hope I go the same way.


Thank you .

DCP
08-07-2015, 07:08 AM
DCP, I'm sure dealing with the diagnosis of cancer is very difficult and hard on you and your family. I personally don't have the words to console, or explain how God is involved with it all.

Cancer killed my father, father-in-law, and uncle in less than a year. Cancer also brought my father, a life long agnostic, to accept God and Christ in his life, and knowing this help me with his death.

I truly am sorry that you and your wife and family are having to deal with the disease. You have every right to the emotions you are experiencing and I don't want you to feel that the intent was to explain away your wife's pain with a cliche phrase.

Thank you, God didn't give them cancer he used it to his glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DCP
08-07-2015, 07:10 AM
I don't really know how to say what I want to say. I started asking God why when I was only 20 and watched my six months old son breathe his last breath. Since then I've lost way too many others I care about-mother, dad, two brothers to cancer, my heroes. I have figured out that life is a gift. We just have to take it as it comes, whether it's a hundred years, or only fifty some like my brothers, or just that six months the little guy got. We can't blame God if the gift wasn't bigger or longer, it's wonderful we were just given the chance, but things happen. I try to dwell on the good. Like what if I'd never got the chance to sleep out on a sand bar in 1963 with my big brothers, watching the stars twinkle at night, smelling the campfire? Or many years later watch my brother Marty roll into a Mississippi camp one morning with a buck on the back that he'd shot with my rifle and my reloads. The look on those Cajun's faces I'll never forget, they had no faith in reloads at all! Or what if I'd never got to see the little fella's smile at all?
I've seen enough that I've lost all fear of death. Why would I be afraid to go where that little tyke went before me so bravely? A few months back I lay on a hospital bed not knowing whether or not I would make it, but I seemed to be the only person in the hospital not too worried about. I mean the gift of life I've already received is so great. I'll gladly accept more if it comes my way, but oh, my I'm so thankful for what I've received already! I just take one day at a time, looking in wonder at the hummingbirds and the sun setting, and always having big plans!
Don't lose out on whatever share of that gift you have left by dwelling on the morbid. I watched my brother Marty pass in Houma, Louisiana and he went with a big smile on his face. I like to think he was back on the sand bar with us pulling in a catfish with the cane pole. I hope I go the same way.

Thank you, you put this in the Glory of his light