We always take the week of Christmas through New Years off as our vacation. I usually use this time to catch up on crafts, gardening, herbs, or something else that I have not had the time to complete. This year is no different except for the things I have accomplished and the changes that have played a factor in all of this. As a lot of you know my brother in law has helped me a lot in the garden and in accomplishing things I needed to accomplish. The first part of November he had a motorcycle accident that put him out of commission as far as gardening for a while. His son, daughter in law and granddaughter moved down here. His daughter and her husband got transfered to OK. So Pat is now moving to Oklahoma in about a week. I am saddened and somewhat panicked by this but, know it enables him to be with his children. I am now really having to plan how I am going to accomplish the things I feel lead to do. Proverbs 16:1 -4 1) To humans belong the plans of the heart,but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 2) All a person’s ways seem pure to them,but motives are weighedby the Lord. 3) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 4) The Lord works out everything to its proper end even the wcked for a day of disaster.
When I think about that I can calm down and know He is in charge and I need to commit whatever I do unto Him and know He is in control. That does not mean it will all work out the way I think it should but, it will work out for my good. So often we go about our lives thinking we are in charge and things must work out the way we invision them. I am humbled that so often even my days work out different than I had planned them. Yet, I know I am fickle and when I just follow His lead the things I accomplish in a day's time will be much greater and much more beneficial for all. As an example: yesterday I went out and was going to work in my garden (the path along the side of my garden). The honey bees had other thoughts. I finally gave up on that and went out front where the wisterisa above is planted. This is one of the areas I need to complete where I do not have to spend so much time on maintenance. I worked in this are for several hours yesterday and feel good about what I got accomplished. I have several more hard days in this area but am hoping to just be able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the flowers, trees, and birds this area affords.