Grace {for a change in plans}

As a new blogger I am beginning to realize that committing time to sit down and formulate something meaningful to say every day is difficult. I really don't have anything profound to contribute tonight so I think I'll just ramble and brainstorm better blog post ideas for another day. Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like you have a long list of things that "must get done" and then one unexpected thing after another comes up and your plans get thrown out the window? I had one of those days yesterday. I spent some time in the morning asking God to help me have a more ordered heart and house, {recovering from vacation is like pushing rocks. I just move a pile over here, then move a different pile over there...}. After giving my day to the Lord I made a long list of what I had to do. Silly. Hadn't I just given that up? He had other plans... I thought I was going to the grocery store. Instead I drove all three kids an hour and forty minutes round trip to get the Dude his computer which he had left at home on accident.

I thought meeting the Dude would take an hour and twenty minutes. Instead I got stuck at a road block for twenty minutes in the middle of nowhere.  I got to blast Third Day at some construction workers though, kinda fun! We also saw the most amazing sunflower field ever on our way home. Unexpected blessing! Too bad I didn't have my camera. Darn.

I thought I was going to do Pilates during nap time. Instead my dear friend went into labor, so I went to celebrate with her!  Much more fun than working out in my basement all alone.

I thought I was going to go back to the hospital when the Dude got home at 6. Instead, he didn't get home until 7:30. Had to wait to meet the new baby until after I put my baby down.

I thought I would go to a fun girls night after visiting the baby. Instead I stayed with my sweet friend and her new little one for a couple of hours. Then, exhausted went home and to bed.

About the time I was stuck at the road block I felt myself getting antsy and frustrated. Then this came to mind, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11  It doesn't matter how I plan my day, if the Lord has other plans for it I will gladly accompany him to wherever he takes me. By his grace I will praise him and bring him glory during an unexpected change in plans.