Friday, April 23, 2010

I Love a Parade!

It’s Friday again. Isn’t it cool how it just shows up every seven days like clockwork? I love Fridays. I so look forward to my weekends. My time is my own and I can do anything or nothing. This weekend I’m going to pick up my new book from my favorite independent bookseller. I’m dragging my behind back to the gym and then them I’m going to try out this yoga studio that is down the street from my house. From what I understand there are really positive benefits to hot yoga. They also have a “light and warm” class which may be more my speed. On Sunday, I’m having brunch at this place. Look for the review over at Delicious! I also have to squeeze in grocery shopping and a trip to the salon for my daughter so she can get her ‘do done.

Sounds like a lot but I’ll still manage to get some quiet time in there.

I went to Bible study last night and I’d like to share something that the pastor said. When we go to a parade we are standing in one spot and we see each section as it passes us by. Each section of the parade is new to us as it crosses in front of us and then it’s gone. However, if you were in a helicopter and were viewing the parade from the sky you would see the entire thing all at once: beginning, middle and end. That is exactly how God sees our lives. He sees our beginning (past), middle (present) and end (future) all at once. So while we may be dwelling on the mistakes of our past or fretting over a current dilemma God already knows the ending. He knows what He has planned for us. We just have to have faith and get on board and know that what he has planned for our future is way better than anything that we can imagine (Romans 8:18).

Remember that all things [really] do work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)

Have a great weekend.


TJ said...

It's something how God transcends time like that. I always thought of humanity like a tapestry. Our lives are individual threads, but the cloth has been woven.

Kristy said...

Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. I love the background on your blog!

He Who Laughs Last said...

Love this post! Thanks for the reminder!

Stopping by from SITS...thanks for checking out my blog on my Feature Day this week...

LadyLee said...

I am learning that there is NOTHING like a great weekend. Nothing like it.

And that was a good bible study lesson there, the type that sticks with ya! I like that! That jacked my faith up a notch!

Holly said...

I just love the way the pastor describes that in relation to a parade!

Thank you for stopping by on SITS day!
504 Main

Anonymous said...

I liked the Pastor's analogy of a parade.