The Best of Intentions

the wooden spoon
the wooden spoon
Tonight I had a burst of ambition and thought I’d make hummus instead of buying it.  Knowing I have placed each ingredient into something gives me a certain peace of mind.  Lately, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had that luxury.  So, I looked up a recipe, bought the ingredients, and began.   Somewhere in this process of “pulsing” there was slightly bigger pulse.  I withdrew the wooden spoon that was assisting me in the process, and well, a chunk of wood had vanished into the somewhat blended chickpeas.  Hmph….  Intentions.

Honestly, I find this in life sometimes.  I pursue the things that appear to be the best.  But somewhere along the way I loose a piece of something, there’s a bump in the road, or things just fall apart.  The enemy loves this.  He’s on the situation before I even have the time to count my losses, and quickly I feel lost in a sea of doubts.

assessing the damage
assessing the damage
This week in the Discipleship Training School I am staffing we are studying the character of God.  I’m finding His character is the very thing that I must cling to in these moments where my best intentions seem to turn sour.  Deuteronomy 23:5 boast of Him, by saying, “the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.” Wow!  I find rest in this passage because I think ,” if He is in the business of  turning a curses into a blessings, these little disappointments have nothing on my Heavenly Father!”

Look up my friends, because He cares for us!  “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

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