the calendar

I have been doing Beth Moore's breaking free Bible study and let me tell you it is good! I would absolutely recomend it to anyone looking into doing a study.One of the girls in the study pointed out this story in the workbook and I had to share it with you, it really makes you stop and think...

Imagine going to heaven and standing by God as he lovingly shows you the calendar of His plan for your earthly life. It begins with the day you are born. Once you received Christ as Savior, every day that follows is outlined in red. You see footprints walking through each day of every week of your life. On many of the days, two sets of footprints appear. You inquire: "Father, are those my footprints on the calendar every day and is the second set of prints when you joined me?"
 He answers, " No, My precious Child. The consistent footprints on your calendar are Mine. The second set of footprints are when you joined Me."
 "Where were you going Father?'
"To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow."
"But Father, where are my footprints all those times?"
 He answers, "Sometimes you went back to look at old resentments and habits while I was still going forward, hoping you'd join Me. Sometimes, you departed from My path and chose your own calendar instead. Other times, your footprints can even be seen on another persons calendar because you thought you liked their plan better. At other times, you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take to the next day."
 "But Father, we ended up OK even if I didn't walk with You every day, didn't we?"
He holds you close and smiles. "Yes, Child, we ended up OK. But, You see, OK was never what I had in mind for you."
" Father what are those golden treasure boxes on certain days?"
"Blessings, My child, I had those for you along the way. Those that are open are those you received. Those still closed were days you did not walk with Me."

Kinda puts things into perspective for me. I love reminders like this.

2 comments:

Holly said...

Awesome-I love that!:) I'm doing a Beth Moore study called Wising Up-very good I highly recommend it!

Recipeaholic said...

I did this bible study many years ago and LOVED it! I love this calendar story! I had forgotten it! Thanks for sharing!