Plan A, Plan B, Plan C

Blink, blink. Your eyes open hazy and unfocused that first second of consciousness in the morning. You see the balloons of light dancing in patterns. Rub your eyes.

Suddenly everything is in focus, and you drop your feet off the side of the bed and get up. Go through your morning rituals. Then comes the crux of the day - what will you do? Who are you scheduled to see? Where might you go?

You make your roadmap for the day. Mine is always linear, logical, hour by hour, light the straight strips of sunlight coming through the slats under the boardwalk. I'm in the middle of two weeks of research, and I find myself thinking over my tasks like a gambler focuses on rolling probabilities. Right now I'm on Play A but tomorrow may find me on Plan B, and eventually that might even fall through. So of course I've planned C as well.

What I always forget is that God doesn't want me to place myself blindly and independently on a task-oriented line. Very few verses in the Bible say "if this, then this will happen". He doesn't want me to waste one minute of remorse over the undone lines of my to-do list. He simply wants me to do His will - and then I will soar with Him in the non-linear freedom of wind and sky and sun.
Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.  "Let us break their chains," they cry, "and free ourselves from this slavery." But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury. For the LORD declares, "I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, my holy city. " The king proclaims the LORD's decree: "The LORD said to me, 'You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession. You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'" Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits -- for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him!  ~Psalm 2:1-12
Lord I come to You
Let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace
That i have found in You
And Lord I have come to know
The weaknesses I see in me
Will be stripped away
By the power of Your love

Hold me close
Let Your love surround me
Bring me near
Draw me to Your side
And as I wait
I will rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on
In the power of Your love

Lord unveil my eyes
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love
As You live in me
And Lord renew my mind
As Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day
By the power of Your love

~Power of Your Love~