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Written by Rev. Rebecca D. Reeder, Associate Pastor, Sewickley Presbyterian Church Daily 414, Friday, August 7, 2020

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’ Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.”

--James 4:13-14a

Life with the Holy Spirit is full of the glorious unknown. For some, the idea of keeping things fluid seems very hard! But for those who have learned to enjoy the freedoms of the Spirit, big plans are always subject to His will to interrupt, change, adapt, and improve upon things. Remember, He is the only One who sees the big picture. What may make perfect sense to you, could be in conflict with the overall purpose God has for your family or surroundings. Yes, the goal is to be in communication with Him from the beginning of plan-making. But every moment with the Lord is a chance for relationship growth and learning. Just take it as it comes, and you’ll find a peace that passes understanding.

--One Minute with God: A Year-Long Daily Devotion

Once again, I find that the One Minute with God devotion hits home in this season of life. Obviously, it wasn’t written with a pandemic in mind, but is extremely poignant right now. I think in a different context it might be really hard to hear that God may interrupt our plans in life. But after five months of life-interrupted, maybe a hidden blessing we are all learning is that life can and will go on even with the interruptions. Maybe this season is strengthening us and reminding us to embrace these moments as another chance for relationship growth and learning.

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