Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Phyllis's First Day of school

Have you ever looked back and seen God’s plan unravel?

Let me take you back to March 2004. Phyllis was flipping out about going to church with my g-friend because she was worried that she wouldn’t know what to do in a Baptist Church. I think my words were “fine, I’ll go with you”.

I always believed in God but that Sunday, my life as God’s child changed. My heart opened up, really accepted what He did for me on the cross.

I’ve felt myself grow in faith, accept His plans for me, even though I don’t always like them.

I’ve watched my daughter become evangelistic, pray for her unsaved friends, invited them to Youth Group. It’s been an amazing journey, for both of us.

When we changed churches, she also changed schools. She went to Catholic School, and when we changed churches, she changed to public school. She wasn’t pleased, but she made new friends (just like I knew she would), and in that, some of them were unsaved, and then they decided to follow Jesus. A little one shall lead them.

She then changed districts to attend AWESOME Wilson Middle School. Today was her first day of 8th grade. As we drove up she was so excited, elated to start school. God knew what He was doing, He always does.

Each year I wonder what the year will bring. I wonder how the events that happen will affect Phyllis’s life – short term and long term. I pray that she holds on to God with both hands and He does the same for her.

In years to come, I am sure I will see more of God’s plan revealed, and I will bask in His goodness.

Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future


Sara said...

that kid and her mom are all right!

tina fabulous said...

so how did the 1st day go?

Margie said...

she loved it, I seriously have never seen a kid more excited about school in my life. Even after she went!!

KayMac said...

thanks for sharing your stories. you must be so proud of your daughter.

Mrs. Mac said...

A little piece of the jiz-saw puzzle of life unveiled!