Saturday, January 03, 2009

No Little Plans

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham
US architect & city planner (1846 - 1912)

I've been reading blogs this evening, looking at the New Year's resolutions and goals that others have set for the new year. Taken as a large dose, the good intentions that have been penned are both inspiring and a little overwhelming. Most bloggers have thoughtfully resolved to read more good books, drink more water, eat more veggies, and run more laps. Good things, all.

Been there. Done that.

This year I'm not going to write any resolutions or goals, because I always set the bar too low.

God has shown me His extravagance, and it is above and beyond what I could ask or imagine.

  • I save pennies for a week-end away. He gives us 2 weeks in an oceanfront home, no cost.
  • I try to get a few families together for homeschooling fellowship and He drops a whole co-operative school in my lap.
  • My goal to use a little cubby at church as a homeschool library blossoms when the librarian finds 10 one hundred dollar bills under her windshield wiper with a note saying it is to be used as seed money for a library.
  • The seemingly unaffordable goal that I had for my daughter's musical compositions was to have them professionally recorded. The recording has been done~~largely a gift~~ at a cost within our means.
  • Our goal as a church has been to obtain a radio station. After waiting many years, it appears yet again that our request was too small......the answer is larger than what we asked for.

Need I go on?

God is BIG beyond my wildest comprehension and EXTRAVAGANT in His lovingkindness to me. This year I want also to be extravagant in pouring out the ointment of my love at His feet.

Blessed New Year!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by at my blog... the title of your entry is very appropriate! i love it! sonja