Friday, February 15, 2013

Breakfast at the barn in Stone City, Iowa

This morning I went to the Stone City at what we call the Barn.. This gal and her husband own this 3 story barn and this is what it looked like at Christmas.. I should of taken pictures today because it was all decorated like Spring.. So beautiful..
Once a month she has a brunch at the barn and we bring egg casseroles, muffins ect. Deb makes her famous pecan rolls.. It's just a feast.. Afterwards a gal named Nancy gives a message and then we all set around and visit.. There were close to 50 women this morning from all over the area.. I have gone so many times now that I recognize these woman and it's really nice to talk with them .   This morning Nancy's talk was titled :
                                " God's Timetable."
When God makes you wait for something longer than you want to, He's teaching you patience.  Your emotions are like a wild horse ~ they need to be reined in.  "Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will.  Then you will receive all that he has promised" (Heb 10:36) Your impatience will just make you and everybody around you miserable, but it won't rush God.. He works according to His own plan and timetable.."In due season we shall reap" (Gal 6:9) 
"Due season" is God's season, not yours.. You're in a hurry. He isn't.  He takes time to do things right. You may not know what He's doing but He does.  And that'll have to be good enough for you.. God's timing seems to be His own business. He's never late, but He usually isn't early either. He takes every opportunity to develop in you the fruit of patience. But other fruits are being developed in you as well.. There are several things that must arrive at the finish line at the same time in order for you to win the race.  Developed potential, without character, doesn't glorify God.  If you were to become a a huge success and yet be arrogant and harsh with people, that wouldn't be pleasing to the Lord.. So when you get ahead of yourself in one area, He gently but firmly blocks your progress in that area until the others catch up.. You don't appreciate any of this while it's happening but later on you realize what a mess you'd have made if things had been done on your timetable instead of God's...
     Nancy's message was right on the mark and something to seriously work towards.. I love going each month and it's such a treat to listen to what Nancy has to say.. God's Promises are true and there for us... He touches our lives everyday..
     It was a great day ~!  It was a sunny day and very nice.. This evening it's 21 and a little chilly outside.. But it was great to see the sun out today... I went to town today to buy ink for my printer... I got home and tried to install it into the printer, only to find I had bought the wrong number.. Rats~!  Now I have to take it back and get the right one... I had it written down on a piece of paper and put it in a safe place in my purse.. Could I find that piece of paper today.. NO~!  Lesson learned.. Take cartridges out of printer and take with you...Can't make a mistake doing that... 
         Have a great rest of the day ~!  ta ta for now from Iowa:)


rex22lbs said...

Ahhhh noooo! Too bad about the printer cartridge. Glad you got it resolved and you had a nice day with your women's group.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds like a wonderful gathering. The message sound like it was wonderful too.