Monday, June 25, 2012

Whose Will?

While I am sorry for being so far behind in writing about the evening of Saturday, June 16th, it just goes to show that there's been much to write about!

If you've been reading recent entries in Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll be aware that my daughter B and I participated at the Guardian Storage Annual Garage Sale!

After leaving the garage sale, we drove to B's home.  With help, we got both our vans unloaded from all B's things.  Mine stayed with me and I returned home, where I unloaded tables I took with me that we both used, plus Gordon's golf clubs/bag/cart set, bringing everything back into my apartment.

I am sure you can imagine that by this time, I was absolutely exhausted!

Even so, I got changed and went to the pool.  Not to exercise at that time, but rather, to cool off, just play around in the pool and generally just relax.

Relaxation for me continued, when I returned to my apartment.  I laid down for about 20 minutes or so.  Ah, it felt good!  The evening wasn't going to be relaxation time of that sort though.

B had let me know that at the church she had begun worshipping at, Lakeshore St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (http://www.lsachurch.org/) was going to be showing a movie that night.  We had, previous to our busy day, agreed to attend together, along with some of B's family.  Unfortunately, my daughter P and her family were not able to make it.

The movie we were to see was Courageous.  Here's a LINK if you'd like to read about it.  Here's a LINK to it's movie trailer; I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

If you've been reading LwL for a while, you'll know that previously, I took B's son J with me to see this movie.  Personally, I think it is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time!

And, I was not alone in this thinking.  My grandson J was so excited to be able to see it, again!  What a blessing!

B brought two (2) of her sons and her daughter, with her.  We met at the church to watch the movie and enjoy time of fellowship, together.  B thought there was childcare available for A, but it turned out there wasn't.

Since I had seen this movie twice before, I decided to watch my granddaughter A, while B and family watched the movie.  A and I went to the gym, where we played for a while.

A woman working in the kitchen came into the gym and suggested I leave A with her for a while, so I could join my family.  I let her know this wasn't necessary, but she insisted.

Off I went, at least for a little while.

Eventually, this woman of God contacted B and I.  She was tired out.  This wasn't a surprise for me, for almost all my grandchildren are hyperactive, like their mom... my daughter.

Being tired myself, I suggested to B that she place A into her car seat and give me her keys, so I could take A for a drive, as she likes to do.  For me, this would truly be a rest, for I wouldn't have to be running after her and we could spend time, together.

That's exactly what happened.  I arrived back at the church, within a few minutes after the movie ending.

God's timing is always perfect.  And, He always seems to make a way where there isn't one.  Especially when it is His will.  For His will is always done!

Haven't we prayed for this?  Of course we have! 

Remember, even if you weren't yet saved, as long as you attended a mainstream church, chances are you memorized The Lord's Prayer.  And, I'm sure you recited it.  If not in church, and if you were in school prior to when prayer was removed, I know that you recited it, there... at school.

In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus told us how to pray saying, "...Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Yes, we prayed (in verse 10)... Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Well, I praise God that He provided for me, in His will, for as I said, His will is always done.  And, it was done that evening, when some of my family got to see a movie, about what a Christian man's life should be like, and a woman's too.

Now, all I need to do, is pray for each of my loved ones, and friends, too.  Yes, friend.  I even pray for you.


Until next time...

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