Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Yes, my thoughts and my ways are not necessarily what the Lord has planned for me. There was a winter storm watch for eastern US including the Carolinas. I did not expect to be trapped in the house all weekend, but due to snow and ice, I was. The Lord knows what we need and what is best for us. I am thankful for safety and protection, for a warm house and a loving family. Praise the Lord, the power did not go out! I had everything I needed and more!
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.
You can see one lone sparrow to the left in the picture below. There have actually been many our there today eating off my bird feeder. I was reminded that the Lord cares for the sparrows and that I am of much more value than any sparrow. I also saw doves earlier in the day surrounding the sparrows. I was reminded of the Holy Spirit who rested on Christ at His baptism. How He delights in resting on us each day and guiding us through our Christian life. He can be such a powerful influence in my life, if I will but ask it to be so!
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?