Okay, so I didn't get it finished on Friday. Each time I previewed to make sure what I had added before and after my five minutes was where it was suppose to be, wasn't and it was giving me a hard time. When things like that happen it's best I just set it aside for a bit and come back later to try again.
Without further ado.
Ready, set, go...
Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
We might not be able to predict what the future will be, but God already knows what He wants the future for us to be. When you can look up in the sky after a storm, and see a rainbow develop as the clouds move away, it not only reminds us of that covenant He made with Noah but that our future will be with Him. After all, we are the future generations He was talking about!
That was and still is my daughters favorite verse. During those teen years when things didn't always come together or as easy as we'd hope, knowing He has the plan that we can't quite figure out yet, He allows us to breath and understand that this to shall pass.
Every journey begins at birth. From that moment on, the present will inevitably become the past just as in the past it was the future. We will always be living in the present, remembering and learning from the past, while preparing and planning for the future.
It is possible that the future you thought you would have, isn't exactly what it ended up being when it became the present.
We have been enjoying our journey together for well over 40 years now. I can't begin to count the number of times we might have said, "In the future...", only for the future to have delivered something completely different. For instance, I thought I would still be riding roller coasters. Instead I get to live one! Not that it's a bad thing at all, as I love the thrill, the excitement. Investing in this journey with God's direction, allowed us to also invest in ourselves, in our future, and that future is eternity.
Do we really want to know what the future will be? Que sera, sera.
I wasn't ready for the beeps to stop. I wanted to expand on the roller coaster. How no two are really alike. How that first ride becomes the past and each turn, dip, twist, is learned along the way. I went a few second past to finish off with that last sentence. I had so much more I wanted to end with more about what will be, will be.
Rules are rules.
Well I think working on getting a higher word count in five minutes is something I hope the future holds. I never realized how much I couldn't write in five minutes. Had I reached that goal, I would have wrote something like how we get there can depends the many paths we get to choose from along the way. One turn for me, might not be the same for someone else. Just as theirs might not be whats right for me. Some might like the fast lane and trendy things, while I enjoy the back roads and re-purposing those trendy things.
I also had wanted to bring into it notes from this weeks Living Proof with Beth Moore. As always it was another one that shook and moved me. She always seems to discuss a topic that has or had been weighing on my heart. It was just what I needed to excite me even more for her upcoming Entrusted Summer Bible Study that starts June 15th.