This year I am helping to organize the Youth and PreTeen Cowboy Camp registration. We are super excited as this will be the last year ALL our kids are able to go, ALL our boys will be at the same camp (hopefully) and JY and I are all set to go with them…I will also be attending the PreTeen camp with Olivia! So that is 8 camp deposits due at the end of the month! NO problem…God will provide, as always!
This weekend there are 2 youth events scheduled, one at our church Friday night and the Sure Enough Legit Shindig held at Cross Brand Cowboy Church on Saturday, where my favorites…The Mike Romero Band will be performing so ALL week I have been super pumped about seeing them! Yesterday my friend called and asked me to work, and given the pending expense of deposits and such I think, this is God providing for us, and so with a disappointed heart, I send up a prayer of thanks for His provisions and accept the offer to work, and I sadly bowed out of attending the youth events.
On top of this, often,Friday is JY’s normal day off and we were hoping to spend a little time together during spring break but knew that it would have to be Friday-Sunday. Another sacrifice but I know that God’s plan is perfect so I trust that He is once again taking care of us. We get up this morning and I begin to prepare the house to leave. JY is not feeling well and while I am worried about him, I know that I need to go and work so I pack up my things. Just as I am about to start drying my hair, I get a text from my friend “plans changed” and I was no longer needed to work. First thought…ekkkk we really needed that money, second thought…”God needs me more with the kids and he has a plan”….wow, that is how it works! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path. Proverbs 3:5-6!
Now for the wink! I have about 3 or 4 daily bible verse and inspiration apps on my phone and iPad. I love them, I get Scripture delivered to my electronic device daily which encourages me and reminds me of God’s promises, but I have never been sent my life verse before! Romans 8:28 is my life verse and every time I get anxious or worried about things I turn to it in my heart. This verse has transformed me. Once a person who lived in constant state of worry, I now have a peaceful heart fully confident that God has a plan for me and that even the bad things are working together for good. That is not to say that from time to time my worrying ways do not return (remember 1st thought) but for the most part I overcome my anxiousness by remembering that “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them”. So TODAY…this morning…guess what the daily bible verse was on my iPad….yes!!!! Romans 8:28….Thanks to my heavenly father for giving me that little wink….I am called to serve Him according to His purpose!
Super pumped to be with my Church family this weekend, to be with my husband for the weekend and to Praise the Lord with all my heart! God is good!