Devotion for Monday, November 5

United States
November 5, 2007 8:43pm CST
Proverbs 2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Lauren and I are in Walnut Ridge, visiting Williams Baptist College. We left Hot Springs this morning, and made the 3 hour trip up here, took my Mom and Isabella to nearby Corning to visit relatives and then made a trip to Walmart for drinks and snacks. Lauren found the 75% off Halloween candy and packages of marshmallow Peeps...shaped like ghosts for 15 cents a package. She conned me into buying her 6 packs of them. We checked in at the administrative building, and were shown to an empty dorm room that has been reserved for visitors. It reminds me a bit of the dorm room that Iris and I shared at OBU more than 20 years ago, I am taken back to the 2nd floor of Perrin Hall...and memories flood my mind and my heart. I am glad God has given them to me for company, because Lauren has abandoned me~and she took all 6 packages of Peep ghosts with her! She was a bit nervous as we went to the cafeteria for dinner. We went through the line, and filled our plates and then went into the dining room. As we stood looking for a couple of empty seats, suddenly there was a young woman beside us, saying "My name is Jennifer, and my friends and I would love it if you'd come sit with us." Within minutes, Lauren was deep into a very loud discussion about which was better with grilled chicken and tater tots...ketchup or A-1 steak sauce. Is this where my tuition dollars would be going next year? She finished her cherry cheesecake and then turned to me and said. "I'm going to the intermural volleyball game with Jen and Layton and then I'm going to go to Bible study with Jen. Can I have the room key in case you're asleep when I come in?" So much for her nerves! But as I sit here, listening to the girls coming and going in the hallways, shouting to each other as doors slam and laughter rises, God has filled me with peace. I felt it wrap around my heart the minute we drove onto campus this afternoon. This is the place that my Father has chosen for my daughter. The knowledge that He is in control, and that Lauren is following in His will....is pleasant to my soul.
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@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
12 Nov 07
That is such a great feeling, isn't it? For me it doesn't come often enough.
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• United States
14 Nov 07
It doesn't come as often for me as I would like for it to. And when God is dealing with me about a situation, I tend to become irritable with those around me.
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Wow! God is so good! Yes God is always in control over every situation. He knows what is best for us and we need to remember to always lean on Him and trust Him. He provides us everything we need! Thank you for sharing that with us! God bless you!
• United States
14 Nov 07
I believe that God has given me a gift of writing and it is my honor to share it with those around me. My hubby teases me at times and says that I could make a devotional out of a scrambled egg and a burned out light bulb. It's probably true if I were to think about it long enough.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I am glad that you are so full of the Spirit tonight. It is a good feeling knowing your child is following the right path. I am happy for you and your daughter.
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• United States
14 Nov 07
it's alot easier to let go if you know that they are doing what the lord wants for her. What is hard is watching those (like my son) who are going down the wrong path and you know it and there is nothing that i can do it about it.
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@GardenGerty (118279)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I think we always want to be holding our children with open hands, so that they can follow where God is leading them. It is good to be at peace about the choices. Peeps are nice, but knowing the will of God is nicer. Sounds like a good preview visit.
• United States
14 Nov 07
do we? Sometimes I want to do that, and other times, I want to pull her back, lock her in her room and not let her out so that perhaps she won't have to grow up. I love the fact that she is so independent that she wants to make all these things happen, but at the same time, I want to hold on to her.
@hopejordan (3562)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
hi there carpenter5 god does fill his peace to people that obey him and listen to him thats where i should listen to the lord too i am glad that your daughter is happy i pray that god blesses her
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I certainly appreciate that. She really does love the school. She is now trying to gather all of our financial aid information together with the hopes that she can get through school without having to take out a huge amount of loan money.