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Abby enjoys life in Florida as a wife and mother of three small children. She enjoys teaching, theology, tennis, and she has an unexplainable love for medieval Germany.

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  1. just what I needed. It is a good reminder to my pride and my feelings of hopelessness – I am HIS. None of this is MINE. He is my all in all.

    Hard to live out sometimes in the struggling moments of my life – but knowing it and remembering it is a step in the right direction.

    Thank you.

  2. This is a wonderful reminder…oh, have I got plans, but I know God’s plans are bigger and better. Thanks, dear Abby!

  3. What a great post. I have been saved since I was very young…and as a child up until young adulthood I believed with the innocence of a child in all of what was written in the Bible. However a few years ago I felt that God had left me….no longer had the Holy Spirit holding my hand guiding me. I know that my pride is totally getting in my way of growing in my walk….such as….your statement “Because of my sin I actually deserve death but because of Christ’s atoning sacrifice I have an eternal inheritance. Every moment of every day is a gift from God, and it is His to do with as He pleases”…I struggle with this. God made me a HUMAN…he made me, I didn’t ask to be made, I don’t TRY to sin. I appreciate that Christ died on the cross for my sins, but I am tired of being beaten over the head with…”you deserve Hell”…just for being born {into sin}. Believe me…I agree with the statement, but I am struggling with it right now in my walk. Thank you for such a great post.

  4. What a great post!!!

    It is ok to plan, but with God’s timing in mind! We must strive daily to be Christian women loving God on His terms not ours!

  5. AMEN! Planning can be a reflection of our pride…that we know what’s best for us and that we can do what we think we can do, without realizing our limitations or making room for growth. When we plan according to what He tells us, how He leads us, what He speaks to our hearts, and what He’s shown us, we’re better off…and we’re that much closer to Him.

    • Thank you all for your comments!!! 🙂 I definitely think that planning is a huge part of stewardship – and it’s important for me determine where it all intersects so that I do not leave Christ out.

      Ashley – we are very blessed to have known Christ our whole lives. I think that a life without Him has saved us from a lot of heartaches and wrong decisions – but a lack of a huge, spotty past can also make me very prideful.

  6. This is good. Especially for me.

    I really like for my plans to prevail. Like you said, I feel like I deserve it. How prideful is that?

    I needed this.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    – Kate 🙂