Ordering the Day

This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24 (KJV)

I thought a helicopter was dive bombing me! I quickly turned off the radio. No, not a helicopter, only the car brakes screeching. I sent up the traditional Christian desperation prayer.

“Lord, you know my schedule! I have a TV taping, two classes and a chiropractor appointment with miles to go between cities. I need my car. Lord, do a miracle now! I don’t have time to get these brakes fixed.”

Confident of the Lord’s grace, I phoned the repair shop promptly at eight o’clock the next morning. According to my plan, they could diagnose and repair the problem within three hours. Dad would pick me up and I’d zoom over for the car, do the interview, drive the hour to the chiropractor and be back in time to speak at both classes.

Pleased with myself, I settled in for a quiet time with the Lord. Sure of my planning, I asked God’s blessing on the hours ahead. At the repair shop, five customers were in line ahead of me.

“Lord, I need my car now!” I demanded. The first glimmer of a glitch had appeared.

Prayer: Lord, your daily plans don’t always meet our requirements. Give us the grace to wait on you, accepting your timing and your will. Forgive us our glitch fits. Amen.

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