Friday, August 17, 2007

We Now Interrupt Your Well-Made Plans to Bring You Hurricane Season...

Well. I had everything all planned out from now until the end of the month. I have a certain number of things I want to get done before we begin the homeschool year and another certain number of things I need to get done before then.

Enter Tropical Storm Erin.
Soon to enter: Hurricane Dean.

So today instead of working on the classroom or making lesson plans, I find myself the proud owner of a to-do list. My husband is extremely good at making sure we are taken care of. While they make preparations at his work, he has given me the task of preparing some things here at home. This is an opportunity to put my talk into action, folks. Will I jump in enthusiastically and lay aside all of my plans to help him? God intends for me to be S.'s helper, so I can't think of a job or task more important than those my husband has asked me to do.

Sweetheart's birthday plans have also been altered. Going to the beach tomorrow suddenly doesn't seem all sunny and wonderful (we might still be able to go). And her intended family party is scheduled for the day the hurricane will probably make land. Will I be flexible and trust God when my plans are messed up?

I am reminded of this verse. It's been going through my head all morning.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Here's another:

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

Will I get all stressed out when things don't go as planned? Or will I remember Who is in charge always? This is why God's plan for the family (as opposed to the feminist world-view) is so refreshing and gives peace. I have no doubt that I am to do what my husband asks of me. I have no doubt that God is in control. All that is needed from me is to rest in this place. I am not in charge of the family. It's not too much further to jump to the conclusion that I am also not in charge of everything else. I am in charge of how I will follow those who lead me. I'm telling you, if you haven't tried giving up control yet, you should. There is peace here.

Here is a pic of our street yesterday, thanks to Erin!


  1. Love this post! Love more that you are exhibiting obedience to God and your husband by dropping your plans to follow through with your husband's requests.

    I pray you will be safe during storm season! Keep us posted as t how it all goes!

  2. Sorry about your messed-up plans, but thank the Lord for the warning! It could have been worse.

    I think y'all got the worst of it, though our south side was hit pretty hard too, with a couple of fatalities, even. Very sad. :(

  3. You know, if there is one thing I learned about plans, it's the following: making plans is good... but being flexible, even more so ;)


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)