“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
Who has time to do laundry when you’re changing addresses? You’ve gotta understand life takes on a whole new meaning when moving day approaches. I’ve been known to just pack all the dirty clothes. It’s not really a big deal, and it’s a good way to break in the new washing machine. Who has time to even think about laundry?
Obviously laundry was on my brain last week when I promised you we were going to talk about this exciting topic. Who knew I would be here gazing upon piles of laundry with visions of packing boxes and wrapping paper crossing my mind. Whether I turn right or left I hear God’s voice. Who has time to be thankful they have a roof over their head? Who has time to be joyous when they are about to make new friends? Who has time to sit and relish in the moment of a new adventure? I guess that would be me.
Those of you who know the Moses’ family know that every five years or so, our feet start itching, and moving boxes magically begin to appear in the garage. I guess we hear the voice behind us saying, “Get moving guys.” Lake life has been fun, but God is calling us on a new journey for Him. Who is guiding us when we make these little moves? I hate to blame them on Him, but he is my guide. There’s nothing wrong with living life to the fullest and following where God leads you, nor is sitting in your nice comfy chair and watching the sunsets. God leads us, he guides us, and if we follow His leading, we are on the right path. Who has time to pray, who has time to sit with him, who has time to call on him when things get frustrating? Yep, that would be me again. There’s always time for our Lord.
He’s always on my mind and he is always on my heart. He’s even there when I say, “Oh Lord none of these paint colors are right”! He’s also there when I utter my prayer of thankfulness that I have a wall to paint and talented painters whose smiles grace me each day behind their masks. I’m even thankful that I have laundry to do.
God is with me every step of the way. When I complain and whine about moving so much, it always comes back to this, “My journey has led me to make new friends along the way who have made indelible marks my life and formed me into the person I am today. As I sit and write to you today I think, “Debi, you have prayers to say, laundry to do, and most of all a Jesus to sit with”. He assures me, “This is the way; walk in it.”
1. Do you ever question God’s plans for you?
2. What are you thankful for as you live your life?
3. How is God leading you to walk your life these days?
Pray with Me:
Dear Guide of my life,
Thank you for leading me to say yes to you. Thank you for letting me hear you and be thankful for laundry and the lives that got it dirty and those that made it just for me.
I’m turning the washing machine on!
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I hope you’ll be my walking partner as I navigate my way through a life of whimsy, grace, and a lot of love for our Savior. You can read about my adventures on this blog, Wandering the Path, or if you’d rather, join me on my podcast Wandering the Path with Debi.
And remember, as my Auntie used to say, “No matter how bumpy the journey, your path has already been cleared