[CF Devotionals] 2015-07-19 - Solitaire

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I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room, playing Solitaire on my phone, as a dear friend attended her appointment. As is the case for me many times when I play it, I could tell about two minutes into the dealing of the deck, that I was not going to win. There were no clear paths to the aces, which would facilitate the restacking of the deck. I then thought about solitaire in relationship to human lives. Each ace in the deck has its home spot, and the subsequent cards temporarily have a resting place until they, too, are moved and take their rightful place in the sequencing pattern.

Isn’t it the same for us, as we walk out our journey? God is the ace with the home spot, and we are the subsequent cards in the deck. He knows what we are to do at each stage of our lives, here in the flesh, and his will for all of it is perfect. He knows how long we are to be in each particular stage, and what is best for us along the way. We can make choices,and his forgiveness allows us to do what I had to do about seven times in a half-hour at the doctor’s office: Re-deal the deck. We get a fresh start so many times, upon asking, and when we are in his will, there’s a beauty that definitely surpasses winning the hand of solitaire. The fancy graphic in the program is pretty, but I prefer living eternally with my maker.

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; …” (Psalms 37:23 NIV)

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23)

Deborah

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All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.


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