Sunday, January 8, 2012

Looking Ahead

As I start this new year, I know that God already knows what will happen. It's wonderful to know that He has it all under control in His will. I will continue on as He leads.

I found this great poem in a simple frame hung on the wall of the Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary classroom, where I attend classes to finish what I started over 40 years ago and get my bachelor's degree in Christian Education. It really spoke to me and I hope that it will be an encouragement to you as well. (The poem is like a prayer to God.)

Looking Ahead
I'm looking ahead to those things that
You will have me to do,
Those places You will have me to go,
Those things You have purposed for me.

I'm looking ahead with power,
and determination
Knowing that the past is behind me,
the present is before me,
and the future awaits me.

You know what's ahead of me
You have prepared the way
You have straightened the crooked paths
and smoothed the rough places
Stumbling blocks will become instruments
in Your hand for my good
and Your purpose
Detours will serve as opportunities to tell
others about You.

I can look ahead
because You are my Guide.

Louvenia Lee Aka Love Lee

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Note: Picture is a photograph I took at Deerfield Beach, FL in the early morning.