“My life is but a weaving between my God and me.
I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily.
Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas, and explain the reasons why
The dark threads are as needful in the skillful weaver’s hand
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
He knows, He loves, He cares.
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
Who leave the choice with Him.”
This beautiful anonymous poem has impacted many, I have no doubt. I gave these verses to my husband 11 years before we even began dating one another. On a tiny laminated card, I handed it to him, merely as a friend. And as I traveled the rocky terrain of teenage and college years, I prayed for my future husband. I had no idea who he might be, but I prayed for his growth in the Lord, and for his heart to listen. When we finally arrived at our destination of one another, and we married, He pulled out the tattered poem from his wallet one day. He handed it to me and asked if I’d ever heard this poem, and he began telling me how impactful it had been over the years. He also added that he couldn’t remember how he came by having it…
God is on the other side of Ordinary.
One of my favorite quotes is another unknown: Let us beg God for the Wild, tiny FAITH that has wisdom to recognize the remarkable gift in Ordinary living!
Resolutions are fine and useful, but our stories have already been written out with the BEST endings if we keep our eyes on Jesus.
Pray Daily. No matter the twists and turns of the plot, this resolution is stout. Without wavering, your joy will overflow!
Abide in the Lord. “Be Still And Know That I Am God.” Psalm 46:10
“Lord, may your lovingkindness never cease, Your compassions never fail. Thank You, Jesus! Lord, please take my heart and renew it; make me a holy vessel for You. Lord, refresh my spirit, search my heart, show me how to be a prayer warrior for my loved ones. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10