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As Ready as a Horse

It started at 6:00am when the alarm clock went off. One of my daughter's had a power point presentation to work on so there was no hitting the snooze button for me. I immediately went to wake her up so that she could get to work. After I let the dog out, I tried to go lie back down. But a stirring in my spirit didn't let me rest. The next thing I knew, it was 6:10am and I was headed out into the living room with my computer. I figured since I was up, I'd take the time to study God's word and write. I'd just be present so my daughter would know that she wasn't alone.

As luck would have it, there was another plan in play. The weather was bad here and the storms were brewing. Things were so bad that the internet connection on my daughter's computer was not working. How convenient! Guess who's internet connection was working? You guessed it, mine. I spent the next 30 minutes researching Christopher Columbus with my daughter and processing the information received. Did I mention she still needed to type the information into the power point presentation? Yep, we spent the next 20 minutes or so completing the visual presentation.

By the time we were done, we had 20 minutes to get out of the house and to the school bus stop. Needless to say, other than a quick scripture, I did not get a chance to study and reflect. We quickly dressed and rushed out of the house and down the road in the pouring rain and grey skies. Walking out the door, I heard of a detour on the radio. Note to self...go a different route. Got it! I was driving along and as I approached my last turn, I saw a bright orange sign that read DETOUR! Panic began to weigh in as I thought "I came this way to avoid a detour....uhggg!" A second detour was now in the making. I drove along watching the clock. I knew I was pushing the limit but I pressed forward and kept my pace. I flew into the parking lot and found it empty. No school bus or other recognizable cars in sight.

I needed to moment to come up with a new plan. After all, this was one morning that I had an appointment for work that I could not be late to. As I head towards a parking spot guess what I saw out of the corner of my eye. Yes....a big, yellow school bus. And it wasn't just any school bus. It was my daughters' school bus. At that moment, a tear ran down my cheek.

Have you ever had a moment where the unexpected happened? Things truly lined up for you just in the knick of time? Today was a reminder to me of just how good God is. Even when we least expect it, he shows up and shows out in our lives.

Whenever you find yourself in a pinch or a compromising situation, trust God. Trust God enough to know that He is in total and complete control. God has already set your path straight. He won't always show you the path in advance. But that doesn't mean you take matters into your own hands. You must choose to listen to God's still small voice or the stirring of the Holy Spirit within you. You listen, then allow God to act on your behalf. God will move mountains for you and He wants to show you miracles, signs, and wonders. You just continue to trust and lean on Him. After all, Proverbs 21:31 reminds us "the horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord."


  1. This was an Awesome Post. He always gives what we NEED in his TIME.


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