"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Roadtrips are more than stinky feet!!

 Phil had to put a bench seat in the front of our Suburban in order for it to fit all 9 of us on this journey.  He did that a week ago.  Yes, we have driven 2 cars everywhere this past year!!  
Needless to say, it is a bit daunting thinking of probably over 30 hours in a car with your hubby (I get to sit right next to him this trip, in the middle of the front seat...we are old school like that) and 7 children.
BUT...like everything else, life is what we make it.  God has provided us with everything we need to have a rich and beautiful life.  Those 7 children and Mr. Hubby are a part of that rich and beautiful life.  How is our stewardship?  What are we doing with what God has given us...yes, even on a 30 hour road trip, the choice to make it wonderful is...ours.
There will be arguments and bickering...what are we going to do in those trials?   Patience, kindness and endurance are crowns of glory!
Every sweet moment is a gift.
"Whatever is pure, lovely and perfect...think on these things." Scripture tells us. 
Life is a roadtrip...we will all go from point A to point B....or C.
What will our journey look like?  
Will we look back at a rat race?  Yelling, frantic...unforgiveness.
Will we have forgotten those things because we have worn forgiveness as a cloak,
and remember those sweet moments?  Sleeping babies, the songs and prayers, the praises and all the answered prayers.
It is up to us.
God is good!
Lord, please bless the next 20 hours in the Ansolabehere Suburban!!

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