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Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Husband's Devotion Published!

My husband had a devotion published this week in the Upper Room, a daily devotional by the United Methodist Church.

This is a picture of Mike while on our honeymoon. Isn't he handsome? I am so proud of him! He is a talented writer.

Here is his devotional called "God's Plans."

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.

— Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

When I divorced, I wondered if I had wrecked my life. Not only had I disappointed my family, but I am a pastor. I am supposed to set an example for Christian living. How could people take me seriously as a spiritual leader? How could I preach about marriage or covenant when my marriage had failed?

But Jeremiah 29:11 promises that God has good plans for us. A curious detail in that verse has caught my attention. The scripture doesn’t say “plan”; it says “plans.” The word is plural. God has more than one plan. Perhaps God has a Plan A for us; but if we mess that up, God also has a Plan B. And if Plan B doesn’t work out, God has a Plan C. And so on.

I doubt that many of us are living Plan A. And people like me may be rapidly approaching the end of the alphabet. Many people feel they have made so many mistakes that if God ever had a plan for them, it must be spoiled. But God does not give up on us. God has more than one way to give us hope and a future. Not only does God have more than one plan; God is at work to fulfill those plans.


This week I am once again joining in on Spiritual Sundays. Please click on the link to access many other good posts.

And if you're visiting from Spiritual Sundays, please feel free to check out my last post where I shared about my wedding. Yes, I have newly become a pastor's wife!


Neabear said...

That is an awesome devotional. I am still so happy for you and still surprised too when I first saw your wedding post. I look forward to seeing your new look on life as you blog about it.

Congrats again. And yes, your new hubby is handsome. You are one lucky gal. And he is one lucky guy!


Helen said...

Hi Kady! So nice to see your name this Sunday morning ... Upper Room was a fixture in my life during childhood and teen years. Congrats to your husband ~ and to you.

Pamela said...

Congratulations to your husband. I'm thankful God has a plan -- and even gives us a plan B.

Charlotte said...

Interesting post. I hadn't really thought about the alphabet plans before, but it makes sense. I'm glad God's plans are working out for you no matter what the letter of the alphabet may be. Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.

Deb said...

Hi Kady, it's been a long time! I was so happy to find that you have married and found the perfect guy. Wow a pastor! I pray the Lord continues to bless you both and that you find in each other all that you've ever hoped for. Deb