Monday, April 9, 2012

Pass the Corn please.

     Yesterday was a wonderful day. I had found an Easter dress that would do. You know one not to short and not to clingy. I had cleaned the house so when company came for lunch it would not embarrass my husband.  I had gone to the store and prepared most of the food.  I had everything already in containers waiting to be set out for this wonderful Easter lunch.  I even had a list on the fridge of everything I was preparing so that I wouldn't forget something.
     I flew home from church, changed my clothes and started setting everything out. As people started arriving I told everyone that I didn't need any help because everything was done and we were just waiting on the rolls to warm.  Everything fell into place perfectly.  There was not going to be any buffet line today.  I sat out the good china and had everyone seated at the formal dinning room table. We almost didn't know how to act as we passed the food around. The meal was  wonderful if I do say so myself. Well,,,,,,,there was one thing that I discovered as I cleaned up that taught me a very important lesson. I went to wipe out the microwave when I discovered a large bowl of corn. It was on the list but I was so big on planning and organizing that I had missed it.  Tim and I are going to be eating corn for a week.
     I learned this week that so many times I organize and plan thinking I am doing this wonderful thing for God.   I get everything together and realize that I haven't even asked him if he wants the thing I have been planning.  He is looking down on me and wondering why is this woman  running around like a chicken with its head cut off. All he wants me to do is follow him and do what He tells me to do then He can bless it.
     This week I am going to stop and wait for the Father to show me what he wants me to do. (No more leaving corn in the microwave. If you know what I mean). Jesus was a great example he only did what he saw his father do. Stop this week and listen to his voice.

  Jesus said,"I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
John 5:19

1 comment:

  1. I have done this myself then wondered if the meal would have been better with the forgotten item. We do run around trying to get everything planned so that it will run smooth and you will feel good but leave out the one item that will cause it to be better than you planned. That item is asking God for his help in this event and every event in your life. When everything is over, the event or just a day in your life, you will have an even ‘feel better’ feeling.