Busy Making Plans…

Fall is in it’s full glory!! The ambient amber glow of fallen leaves and warm fall colors have taken over the atmosphere!! I love it!! We’ve had an extremely wet fall and that

has caused the grass to become bright and green, then you add all the yellows, reds, purples, and oranges and you’ve got a beautiful masterpiece on your hands. Incredible!! I’m looking out the window right now at the row of warmly colored trees lining our property and it’s all I can do not to fling the window open and breath in all that this season has brought us. I’ll be back……

That’s better… Fall is definitely a transition season on the farm. As a matter of fact, I find it difficult to move from the routine of our busy summers to the more casual days of fall. While I welcome the much needed break it lends itself to a time of reflection and planning and that is my thought today.

 “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”

Proverbs 16:9 

Speaking of that, Wade and I have already begun planning for next season; what we’ll plant, what we’ll take to market, how we’ll execute the plan…. Along with other new business ideas. Not to mention that fact that our favorite first born son is graduating in the Spring. Whew!! That takes some planning and executing.  So many things that can become heavy and overwhelming, while they sound exciting and they are… We can make all these plans, but God is teaching me that my path is directed by him.  I wouldn’t want it any other way.

That really is the best part, you know the part that says “He determines our steps.” I love that reassurance…. The reassurance that when I put my faith in my creator He takes me where He desires for me to go. I just need to remember His way is always better. I continue to learn that I must take my plan to the ultimate authority on my life. I’m certain the adventure that awaits in Him is greater than anything I could create in myself.  Always, always…

Trust Him today with your plan. Let Him take you where He directs. It’s worth it.. Have a little faith today!!  Swing the window of your heart open wide and breath in all God has for you! His way is always better.

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