It’s Easter weekend and I’m a bachelor. My girls are off visiting family in Florida and I have been making some serious progress (14+ hrs per day) on the Land Yacht. It’s Sabbath and after over 80 hrs. of hard work building cabinets in the Land Yacht I welcome today’s rest.
As I lay in bed this morning I began reflecting on my personal journey…
God has perfectly orchestrated my life and while at times I have played my own tune He continues to direct and as I I follow the result is sweet-sweet music.
As I look back over my journey I thank God for what could have been – but wasn’t apart of my journey. Events like arrest, serious bodily harm or death, marrying the wrong person and other potential life tragedies.
I mean life would not be what it is today if I was convicted for arson from playing a prank on my roommate and burning down my dorm room in high school. (The fire marshal called it an computer electrical fire. Half of that was correct. We did not intend to burn the room down.)
Life surely wouldn’t have been that same if I drowned in that log jam the size of house while kayaking down lightning creek in the spring. Thankfully my guardian Angel helped me get back to my boat and doggy paddle to safety. Even though I lost an expensive paddle I still have breath.
Or what if my sticky shoe slipped off the granite slab while simul-climbing Half Dome. Pretty sure that sketchy piece of protection would not have held our party of three and we all would have plunged to the valley floor hundreds of feet below.
Besides bodily harm and death what about those relationships that I was so invested in… What if instead of jilted love my foolish desires of the moment came true?
The fact is by the grace of God I have a wonderful life despite my stupidity. And while I have experienced some heartache and trials I can look back and see God’s leading all along my journey.
As I sat in church today the special music was a church chorus of the song, “10,000 Angels”. The song communicates God’s incredible Love for the human race. The chorus is what really hit me, “He could have called 10,000 angels…but he died alone for you and me”.
So this orchestration of my life (and yours) that God is doing is not only a good life (for some a good life is not an reality) but a reconciliation of all things to Himself.
Perfect Love. Beauty. Peace. Joy. Health. For all eternity!
So this weekend I thank God for His great Love and what isn’t because he choose to die alone for you and me!
Amen,my friend,I thank Him every day for where I am today,and though I continue to make heinous mistakes every time I try to take back control,I am SO very thankful not only for His compassion and mercy,but also His great patience and sense of humor 🙂
Yes, sense of humor indeed!
God is good!
amen indeed! even though I know I’ve done things my own way sometimes, ok a lot of times, he still somehow works with it and is still the Good Shepherd waiting for me to crawl back into the safety of his arms and call him Dad! I love the way you guys have chosen to live and how you see every aspect of life as given to you by God and that you are actively working out how to make the most of what he has entrusted you with.
Well said! I am so grateful He works with our messes…
I stumbled across your posts on Airforums last night and have managed to get here on your website.
I love what you share above.
My wife and I and two kids live in west Texas. We love God and are grateful for His providence and grace. Thank you for sharing your journey.
BTW, we have a ’66 Overlander International. She’s pretty rough looking outside and, well, the electrical still works. We enjoy camping in it and I’m fixing it little by little. Have enjoyed your videos and the posts.
Keep the faith and God bless you and your beautiful family.
Welcome Steve, Thanks for the kind words!
Thanks for not leaving out the spiritual aspect of your lives.
God has certainly been good to me as well.
I don’t know why He loves us like He does but I know from many different experiences that he does.
I have a 69 Airstream Land Yacht, 76 Land Yacht and a 74 Mobilux Cruiser.
We’ve had the big historic house and found the house owned us. Thank God someone else is responsible for it now!
Debt free living is the only way to live.
Besides our 3 trailers we have a house we bought 17 years ago. It was condemned by the city of Pensacola, FL. It was so bad the bank sold it to us for $2,000 cash. We rented a shack a couple doors down while my wife and I rehabbed the house. We have less than $20,000 in the entire house including the purchase price. Praise God!
The freedom that comes from living debt free and frugally is amazing.
Glad I found your blog. You are wise beyond your years and I am sure you are inspiring many people.