His Perfect Plan

Our Father’s plans are perfect, and in His grace, He marched forward, even while I was off chasing a squirrel trying to make things happen. At the very same time, I was having a conversation with another company, one of the individuals that I wanted to work for from my journal entry on January 27. I look back now and see the fingerprints of God all over this thing, but I do not recall being that excited about the door opening up. In fact, I remember the first phone call he asked me where I was at and what my ideal position would be? My answer was incredibly vague and unsure, at least that was my memory of the conversation. There was a fear to speak out loud what I had written in my journal just a week before. I remember it ended with him telling me to think about it and get back with him if I was interested in pursuing more. In the end the Lord did His thing, and my confidence began to grow regarding what I had recorded in my journal.

Over the course of the next 3 weeks, we had additional conversations and on our last meeting he presented me with an offer letter. It was everything I had written down in my journal about a month prior. I remember getting off the phone with him and rereading the offer letter over and over again…sitting in amazement of our Father’s goodness. He has always been so faithful to Danielle’s and my imperfect attempt in our life to follow him faithfully in every step. Just three months earlier the Lord asked me to step away into the unknown and rely on him, I struggled and wrestled with the Lord over those months, He taught me so many lessons, and in the end blessed us immensely for our obedience.

I remember as soon I signed the letter, I took a picture of the journal entry and sent it to my faithful and good friend. The Lord had specifically told me to not speak with him about this transition because he was the president of the company, I had just signed the offer letter for. Our Father knew we would try to make something happen and absolutely did not want that to be the case. My friend immediately called me and we laughed together as the Lord had basically told him the exact same thing in early January, “Do not talk to Scott.” I recall verbalizing, then laughing, at how amazing it is that the Lord did not need our help at all in this situation, that He moved the mountain without us getting involved, with the exception of putting our faith in Him.

God does not need our help, he simply needs our obedience to His call. 

I hope this inspires you and is a blessing to you!

With much love,

Scott and Danielle

P.S. I am proofing this sitting in a restaurant on a business trip by myself. I am sitting in the middle of the restaurant with tears running down my face over the goodness of my Father. He is such a good Father, the best there ever was or will be. When we put our faith in Him, He responds with a love that we will never ever comprehend simply from an intellectual and logical perspective. This is where our feelings meet our Creator, and the overwhelming calling of the Holy Spirit draws us closer to our PAPA! He is a good, good Father. He is sovereign and we can trust Him!

Valentine’s Day

We are taking a brief detour from Scott’s posts to hear from me, Danielle. I think it’s easy for us to gloss over the yuckiness of some seasons, especially once we have gotten to the other side and have had time to process. Obviously, my experience in this season was a bit different than Scott’s. My focus was trying to encourage him, praying A LOT (both personally and getting my prayer warriors involved), and reminding him that the Lord was working even when we couldn’t see it.

The Bible study I’m a part of has been studying Matthew this year and it has been such a sweet gift from the Lord as we went through the seasons Scott has outlined here. God met me in several ways through that study, reminding me that he is sovereign, and he is faithful. His plans and purposes come to pass, despite our human attempts to change or influence them. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” It may be messy in the in-between, but he is faithful.

While I was confident in God’s plans, I was struggling with Scott’s struggling! I know the saying is that if momma ain’t happy, ain’t no body happy, but this applies to daddies too. It felt like Scott was constantly battling a wide range of emotions and feelings. On Valentine’s Day, I reached out to my prayer warriors and asked them to pray. This was my text, “Please be praying for our family. I’m weary. Sometimes it feels like Scott is not much less miserable than before. I know it’s better, but every day is hard in the meantime.” I was getting desperate. And in my desperation, Scott and I had an intense and emotional discussion. I know I was all over the place in the things I was saying to him, but I had reached a breaking point where I couldn’t hold it in and be strong anymore. I just had to get it out. We made a promise to not let resentment grow between us and I was frankly getting to the point where I was going to start resenting him for my view of his attitude in this season. 

I felt like he was always looking for more. Looking to do something more. I remember asking him, “what is enough?” Now admittedly, I enjoy routine and normalcy and low risk. Scott is the opposite! That’s why God put us together, to balance each other out. He is driven, me not so much. I was an emotional wreck, but Scott was calm and reflective. It was not an easy conversation, but just as back in December, we had reached another breaking point. At the end of our conversation, under the Holy Spirit’s prompting (definitely not my own), I asked him, “What if your full surrender to doing JUST the three things God told you to do is the very thing that will cause a breakthrough in this season?” He didn’t have an answer right then, but I knew he would continue to process the question. He is teachable, always trying to learn from his experiences. I love that about him. 

Now back to Scott…



The January 27th Run

January 27 was a Thursday like any other; I woke up early, put my running clothes on, and went out for a run.  Up to this point there had been many hours of prayer and focusing on what the Lord was calling our family to, but not many answers had come our way.  This particular morning the Lord would change all of that and challenge my faith in a pretty big way.

As I was about mid-way through the run, I heard that familiar small voice whisper to me, “Scott, faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.  What mountain would you like me to move?”  I remember feeling incredibly humbled when I heard this.  My only response was, “I want to know my calling without a shadow of doubt.  I want to walk in confidence, but humility.  As far as what I do, I want to do only what you want me to do.  I want the desires of your heart not mine. I trust your desires more.”  Over the years I have learned that when I take on things myself, when I try to meet a desire of my heart without prayer and petition before the Lord, I fall down hard.  I was tired of trying and failing on my own…and my heart’s desire at this point is to only do what my Father asks me to do and only say what my Father asks me to say…just like my Savior Jesus, my example.  

As I continued my run I heard the Lord whisper again, “Scott, you have faith greater than a mustard seed, mountains will move for you.”  As I heard those words and continued to run, I remember struggling with the ability to dream of the mountain…what mountain did I really want the Lord to move?  I do not trust my own desires, I only trust His, and I needed him to show me.  I kept running and processing and found myself dreaming about my perfect job. I remember my heart softening and a desire to serve washed over me.  The Lord was helping me shift my mountain away from benefiting me to moving a mountain that would impact others.  The thought popped into my head that I wanted the opportunity to return to an older project that I never had the opportunity to finish…I wanted to refocus that project and see it become successful so it would be a blessing to two specific leaders at the company.  My desire was to serve two people I had a lot of respect for and see the fruits of their leadership be successful.  I knew that through this the Lord would provide greatly for our family at the same time and allow us to continue down a road of generosity.  I remember asking the Lord to open the door and remove any barrier in the way so the mountain could move.

I rushed home and wrote the experience in my journal.  But then the inevitable happened…doubts arose, the flesh attempted to seize control, and temptation came marching in.  We MUST be diligent and stay disciplined and know the enemy is crouching at the door and waiting to pounce at the most opportune time. Usually, for me my most vulnerable times are when I hear specific direction from the Lord, the enemy creeps in and whispers lies, “what you just heard and envisioned is all in your head…it will never happen.” I have to remind myself the battle belongs to the Lord and all I have to do is follow His steps.

Easier said than done…



Three Things

During the week prior to my last day of employment, I was out running early in the morning and I heard very specific instruction from the Lord.  My running time is sacred to me as it is typically early in the morning and a quiet time for the Lord and I to connect.  My typical rhythm is to get up early, grab a cup of coffee, read and pray for a little bit, and then head out for a run.  It is a peaceful time where I can focus on the Lord’s voice.  As I was running that morning three words kept echoing in my mind and I knew that was the calling the Lord had for me during this season: Run, Write, and Serve.  As I was processing those words, my brain was quickly defining what each thing meant and how it would play out.  Only until I was ready to let go of what I thought it all meant was the Lord able to get ahold of me and teach me a few lessons.

RUN…I love to run, and I really didn’t know what this meant, so I committed to run more and ensure I spent as much time with him in my running shoes as possible.  The more I ran, the clearer the direction became.  I needed to sign up for and run the Cowtown Marathon on February 27.  I signed up and got to work creating a training plan to ramp up my mileage so I could run 26.2 miles.  The training went well, but as I put more miles in on the road, I was able to process the season and ensure I was taking the necessary time to connect with my Father and hear His voice and direction.  It also gave me the opportunity to rest my brain and really focus on what I was learning and experiencing in this season.  The more I was training the greater sense I gained that this training and culmination of running a marathon was the time period of the current season.  I truly felt as though the marathon weekend was going to be a tough run, one where I had to leave everything I had on the course, but it would also be the gateway to the Lord blessing the next season.  

If you have ever run a marathon, you understand there is nothing you can do to prepare for the race except take every training run as it comes, one at a time.  You simply keep checking off the runs from your plan and don’t worry about which ones felt good or bad, because they are all adding to your ability to finish the 26.2 miles at the end of the training…you MUST trust the plan.  Leading up to the race people kept asking me, “are you ready?”  I don’t think I have ever felt ready for a full marathon, but I have prepared, and the rest is in the Lord’s hands.  That is what he was showing me…you train, you prepare, you submit to his plan and all you can do is take one day at a time and trust in Him that the outcome will be exactly what He wants.  That was our reality…we were trusting in Him that our leap of faith would result in exactly what he wanted…all we could do is take one day at a time in faith.

WRITE…I thought this was all about blogging the season the Lord had for us, but it was so much more.  During this season I had the opportunity to teach a Wednesday night men’s class at church.  It is a class that I have gone through previously, so it has been a ton of fun going back through the material, adding to it what the Lord has for these men and spending every Wednesday night with them.  We have been able to build up and strengthen each other, seeking the Lord and understanding His identity for each one of us.  This season has been so timely to this class because I have been able to teach from a place of having to put all my faith and trust in the Lord for direction and provision.  Secondly, the Lord called Danielle and I to start and lead the small group ministry at our church.  This too has been very timely as we have had the extra time to develop out a strategy, training plan, and recruit potential small group leaders.  It has been so cool to see how the Lord operates when we walk in obedience…He makes the time for the initiatives He wants to be a priority, all we have to do is walk the path of obedience. 

SERVE…I always want to learn from situations and apply those lessons to my own life.  This part of the calling was no different.  I had my own thoughts on what this looked like and honestly, I thought I was going to need to keep a calendar for the opportunities that would arise.  I sought out opportunities to do “handy-man” work, miscellaneous projects, clean-up, really anything that people who may not have a carpentry skillset needed done.  The thing that baffled me is there were very few of those projects.  I was incredibly thankful for the projects that came up around our church which I was able to serve and accomplish, and it allowed me the time to serve my family in additional capacities and give them a break from normal life.  I have some mixed feelings on this subject; I am not sure if it was the Lord directing me to focus primarily on my own family or if it is the fact that our society is so crazy independent, and we do not know how to ask or accept help.  The biggest lessons I learned out of this portion of the calling for the season was:

  • Do not be discouraged when the Lord calls you to do something, and the opportunity does not present itself.  Be faithful to what He has called you to and keep seeking.
  • Serve your family well.
  • Be willing to ask for help and allow people to help you.
  • Do not allow perfection to get in the way of allowing people to serve.  They may not meet a standard you have or the perfect project you want, but they are a willing servant trying to answer a call.

Blog #5 coming soon.  My heart’s desire is that our transparency with this season of our lives will encourage you to seek and follow the Holy Spirit in your life.  Stop, listen, make sure you have those you trust and love around you to do the same, and walk in obedience as the Holy Spirit guides.  It will be difficult but rewarding!



The Last Day

The last day at my job was January 4, 2022.  It was a good day, but for me personally it was a little difficult.  There is always difficulty in passing from one season to another because oftentimes the people in those seasons change.  Some relationships are maintained, and others are left behind because they were established and rooted around the things of that season.  It is always a little difficult for me to work through that dynamic personally because I love people and I want relationships to last forever.  Due to the way I am wired, I do not automatically differentiate between relationships and friendships; they are often one and the same to me.  I love people, I love to serve people, and I will give what I can to a relationship or friendship.  I have had to learn over the years that there is a difference between the two and I cannot be the only one maintaining the friendship.  Thus, the difficulty I have moving into new seasons.  

I must trust the friendships that are meant to carry on will be carried on by both parties and the ones that are not meant to carry on…all you can do is transition really well and honor those individuals to the best of your ability.  It does no one any good, to burn bridges and hurt people over seasons changing, but often we do exactly that.  With transition comes the temptation to air your grievances and tell people what you feel, but in the end that benefits NO ONE.  I loved the people I worked with over the last 3 years, they helped me gain back my identity in my Father, and we were all part of one another’s journey.  To journey together on this path of life is one of the greatest gifts we have been given…I am a firm believer we do not take this as seriously as we should.  We were made for community, and we were made to walk this life together; relying on and serving one another.  I am SO thankful for the people that were in my life at this time, they were placed in my path by the Lord.

The hardest part of the Lord’s calling during this season has been my fear of being completely honest with people and why Danielle and I were making the decisions we were making.  There is always a fear about when you hear from the Lord and take a step of faith that people will think you are crazy or mistaken.  We (including myself) often judge people based on our own life situations, experiences, strengths, weaknesses, etc. For example, one of my spiritual gifts is faith.  All of us are called to walk in faith, but I believe some people have been called to walk in a different type of faith (1 Corinthians 12:8-10), a spiritual gift of faith.  I am by no means comparing myself to these people but think of Hebrews 11, all these individuals walked in the spiritual gift of faith.  God told them to do something, and they jumped off the proverbial cliff and said yes.  This is part of the lens that I view the world through and if I am not careful with it, I will judge others by it.  I see someone who has an opportunity to do something great if they would just step out in faith…but what I do not understand is that they were not called to take the same risk or leap of faith I am.  In doing so, I misjudge their faith as weak, but the reality is, it is simply NOT what their calling is.  This is where my own fear comes into play.  I am keenly aware of my own frailty so when I take a leap of faith, I do so with the fear of being misjudged by others.  So, I do not tell the full story of what the Lord is doing in our lives, which quite possibly is not allowing others to encourage us or to be encouraged.  One of my friends so clearly communicated that it is often our gift that will crush us if we allow it to.  This is why I must continually run back to the Father for assurance and strength.  

There is a lot of freedom in following the Holy Spirit and his direction, but it is also when attack comes from the enemy, and we are at our most vulnerable and exposed state.  The next day I woke up, immediately trying to fill my 8-5 day with “work.”  I was striving to feel valuable, to accomplish something, to prove myself, and all the Lord wanted me to do was rest for a few days.  Over this period Danielle and I had to be very intentional about spending time together in prayer with each other and on our own.  I worked hard to maintain a very consistent time early in the morning to read the Bible, study His Word, and spend time in prayer and worship.  I had to be super conscious of thoughts and emotions running through my head because our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the dark forces of this world.  In all transparency, this was a battle I needed to be exposed to and needed to fight through. The Lord used this period to help me learn to discern between what was actually happening and a fabricated emotional story my brain was creating.  The valleys of attack are the greatest opportunities of learning that we have; embrace the suck, learn, and stay on the path the Lord has for you in obedience…the end result is more wisdom, patience and confidence in the Father.

One little addition as I read through this post again…we must never underestimate the power of our feelings. If they are left unto themselves they will lead us down destructive roads; destroying relationships, opportunities, etc. Our feelings will deceive us, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). For those of us who are “feelers”, this is a great asset because your empathy is a gift and can be used to listen and encourage. But if you allow your feelings to drive you, then you will end up, isolated, lonely and often put the blame on everyone else. Times of transition are a time to remain guarded, staying firm in TRUTH. Paul encourages us in Philippians to dwell on what is noble, what is right, what is pure, what is lovely, and what is admirable…this goes for our words too…we are to be the light of the world and shine, that means my words MUST speak life.

With so much confidence I speak this…you were created for a purpose! That purpose includes having a positive impact on those around you, go…and make a difference.

With love and blessings,


Proverbs 16:9

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9

December 13th brought us to a breaking point. Danielle and I had a lengthy discussion that night that ultimately led us both to fully surrendering to whatever the Lord wanted. The one thing we knew for sure is that we couldn’t keep operating in the same way we had been. Emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually, we surrendered to whatever the next step would be and God, in his faithfulness, honored that surrender.

On the morning of December 14th, we chose to walk in obedience and faith.  I woke up at my normal time around 5:30 am and was sitting in the chair reading my Bible and praying.  I distinctly remember reading 1 Kings 19:19-21.  It is the story of when Elijah met and called Elisha to follow him.  In short Elisha sacrificed and cooked his provision (12 teams of oxen) and fed the community.  In obedience and faith, he followed the Lord by going with Elijah.  This was the beginning of Elisha walking in his calling as a prophet, but it came at the cost of letting the past go.  I remember as I was reading and processing the passage, a very strong impression came across me that it was time to resign, and I needed to do it that very day.  Danielle woke up and sat down on the couch next to me and before I was able to tell her what I thought we needed to do, she looked at me and said, “today is the day you need to resign.” My mind was instantly flooded with amazement, fear, faith, excitement, and a host of other feelings.  Danielle and I made a commitment to each other at the beginning of our marriage to walk in unity and not take major steps without independent confirmation and this was it…  

That was the beginning of a new season for our family.  I went to work that morning, drafted an email, texted Danielle several times to make sure we were really doing this, and resigned from my job.  I resigned without another job, without Danielle and I being able to execute on our financial plans that we had put in motion for the next 12-14 months.  We had been in this place before we moved to Texas. It’s a scary place, honestly. But God had come through for us before, and as we were then, we were again confident that this was the direction he wanted us to take.  I truly believe this was the Holy Spirit saying, “Test me.  Test my faithfulness and see me open the floodgates of blessing,” (Malachi 3:10).  I believe the Lord was asking us to bring him our best and most valuable things to his throne…it started with our house and ended with my job.  We often interpret this as a 10% of our income, but this time the Lord wanted EVERYTHING!

It was a large step faith, but in all honesty, that is where I am most comfortable.  My challenge comes in when our steps of faith are not understood by those around me, but that is often what faith is.  Faith is walking the path our Father has for us, and it doesn’t always make sense from a worldly perspective, but it teaches us to be secure in him and not the opinions of others.  It also brings significant battles, great lessons, and amazing blessings…some of which we will never understand while we are on this side of Heaven. 

Blessings…stay tuned for post #3 coming soon,


What More Do You Want?

This may not be the exact question my wife asked me but these words are still circulating through my mind three days later. We were in the middle of a very intense conversation and in a moment of brutal honesty a few questions rang out. “What more do you want? What will make you happy? The Lord has called you to do some very specific things and you keep looking for more.” I am so thankful my wife is willing to stand toe to toe with me and ask me the difficult questions.

In this season of life, the Lord has impressed on me three very specific tasks to focus on: running, writing, and serving. I am sure I am not the only one built like this, but my eyes are always open and looking for opportunities to improve, challenge myself, help someone, and 100 other things, but what often occurs is my focus is removed from the task at hand…I am given a mission to accomplish and I waste valuable time not focusing on the mission. I believe the Holy Spirit led my wife to ask me those very pointed questions, to inflict a wound that only He could cause and bring healing. My prayer for as long as I can remember is, “Father show me how I can serve you and I will do whatever you ask of me.” But, there was a blind spot which was preventing me from fully experiencing His joy in accomplishing the things he puts in front of me and most likely preventing me from experiencing all that He has for me and my family.

As I have been processing this lesson, I keep coming back to David before he was King David. David’s father sent him to the lines of war between Israel and the Philistines to take some bread to his brothers. As David arrived he heard the Philistine, Goliath, shout his usual taunts to the army of Israel (all this is found in 1 Samuel 17). David started asking questions around the camp about what the reward would be for the man who killed Goliath. I am sure the military men were trying to understand why in the heck there was this little boy who was not old enough, nor big enough to serve in the military asking these questions. As David stood in front of King Saul he boldly stated, “Don’t worry about this Philistine. I’ll go fight him!” Saul looked at David and said, “Do not be ridiculous, you are but a little pipsqueak! What makes you think you can fight and kill this GIANT OF A MAN who could squash you with his little pinky?” (1 Samuel 17:33, Scott’s Literal Translation)

What happens next is nothing but David hearing God’s call and giving the task at hand his laser focused attention. Saul tried his hardest to disuade him from proceeding but was unsuccessful. He even tried to give David the kings armor and sword to fight the giant. This whole story amazes me because I would have jumped on the Internet and researched how to kill a giant, watched a few YouTube video’s on the subject, read a couple books, maybe a biography on someone who had slayed a giant before, and then taken a couple classes on how to slay and kill giants. By the time I was ready, I would have risked my calling passing me by. David on the other hand threw the armor off, and put his faith in his Heavenly Father. He trusted the Lord had prepared him for such a day as this and he would walk in victory fully knowing the Lord was going before him.

David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!  And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!”

1 Samuel 17:45-47

David’s faith and confidence is amazing to me. The Lord gave him a task, he did not allow ANY distractions, even ignored the advice of King Saul, and went to work bringing destruction to the giant that was standing in defiance of Israel. He marched out, spoke the Word of the Lord to the Giant telling him exactly what he would do and never thought twice or questioned his decision or stumbled…nothing more and nothing less. Flung a stone and cut the head off the giant!!! DONE!

Our calling, in most cases, will be easier than that one event in King David’s life BUT it is NO LESS IMPORTANT. In God’s bigger story, my mission and calling…your mission and calling, is just as significant. We all were created for such a day as this, to accomplish the calling the Lord has on our lives. No distractions, no tangents, no extra this or extra that, just what is critical to our mission!!!

Stop and think about all the stuff we do, all the time fillers, all the non-important things we throw into our day and ask yourself…Does this serve my calling? Does it serve the Lord? Does it serve my family well? If the answer is no, then throw it out and move on. It is time to answer the call of the Lord because we were all made for such a day as this!

Love and blessings,


Recognizing His Path…

Yesterday morning I was sitting in Church reading and praying. I was reading in John and when I read 12:37, something struck me. “But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in Him.” People witnessed amazing miracles; eyes opened, the deaf hearing again, forgiveness of sin, and the dead rising…how could you not believe when you witness so many miracles. One of the answers is the Jewish leaders had fabricated a picture of what the messiah would look like, the kind of actions he would take when he arrived, and plainly Jesus did not meet their expectations so they chose not to believe. The Messiah had come, He wasn’t what they wanted, so they decided to kill him and wait for the real one. There are a host of other reasons they did not recognize the messiah; pride, sin, self created law, hearts hardened, etc. but this one struck me personally.

How do I protect myself from fabricating a picture in my head about the way things should go and then completely miss God’s blessing because it did not look like what I thought it would?

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

– John 16:33 NLT

Danielle and I made a pretty significant decision in our lives recently, one that many probably do not understand. It was a decision that came from literally 6-7 months of prayer and seeking wisdom. It was a decision that we had to come to agreement apart from one another as to ensure we were both seeking the Lord independently. On the morning of December 15th, the Lord made it plain to Danielle and I independently of one another, that it was the day. So we took action.

Fast forward 3 weeks and we begin a new season, we start a 21 day fast with our church family, and Danielle and I are at the church each morning from 6-8 to pray. rather than try to write this in paragraph form I am just going to give you a quick bullet pointed list.

  • Danielle catches a cold, virus or something.
  • I bend over and hurt my lower back – I do not have back problems and I do not deal with pain very well.
  • Danielle and I are sitting in church praying the next day and I ask the Lord to please heal my back. Literally the feeling of electricity shoots through my lower back and I stand up from my seat with no pain. HOLY CRAP, Praise Jesus!
  • Sidney catches a virus – She is never sick and doesn’t do sick well.
  • Sidney’s ear is plugged and she is experiencing sharp pain – Danielle prays for her and the pain goes away and hasn’t returned…again, Praise Jesus!
  • Danielle flies to Denver for a conference…excited for her, but man I love her and hate being apart.
  • I catch the virus and am not feeling well…Yes, I am your typical “man-cold” kind of guy.
  • Sidney is still not feeling well and both eyes turn pink…ugh.
  • Sidney is completely sick of being sick – how do I know it is bad, because she now doesn’t mind me giving her hugs and praying over her…even though inside she secretly loves these things.
  • Riley is healthy, but like me, she struggles when we are not around people. Being homebound is kind of like torture for us.

Thankfully today is now Saturday and Danielle is coming home! Why do I walk you through all of this? This is exactly how I protect myself from missing my Father’s good and perfect plans. I know, because His Word tells me, this walk of faith will always come with trials, it is not a clear and perfect path. Our walk will have many ups and downs and for the very reason I know the trials and frustrations are like lamp posts on the path the Lord is calling us to follow. He is good and faithful and longs for us to rely on Him through this journey. The journey will at times throw more at us than what we can handle, it will seem overwhelming, and as if we made the wrong decisions at times. But, we hold fast to what the Lord has spoken and what He has written, and we take one step at a time. We praise Him in the good and we praise Him in the bad, because we are confident in every situation He will show up!

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

– Romans 8:28 Amp

So my question to you is…How do you ensure you do not miss what the Lord has for you based on a false perception you have created?