A Wise and Gentle Leader

If you hadn’t made a particular decision, or chosen a certain path, how different would your life be now?

What was going on in your life when you made that decision? It has been said it is not until we are at our lowest that we recognize God’s hand at work.

When I have stopped long enough to reflect upon my own life-changing decisions, I have been stunned at how gently I’ve been led from one significant moment to another. The first time that comes to mind, was one at which I was indeed very low. Looking back, however, I can honestly say I was ultimately both replenished by the decision, and made to feel that, had I not made the first decision, I would not have been in the right place at the right time for the second, where I felt I was truly needed.

The third instance was a gentle tugging at my sleeve that lured me into doing prison ministry. Since that time, I have had a book of prayers for prisoners published, have provided shelter for a few moms who had little money but came to my area to see their children behind bars, and I have met some most wonderful people.

Somehow, I doubt that I would be at this same point in my life had I never nade that very first decision. Today I feel I’m still being gently led…to a place where I will continue to recognize God’s most amazing and intricate detail at work. I’m convinced my life is still a work in progress, and I sense that God isn’t finished with me yet.

Can you see God’s hand at work in your life? I challenge you to try. I am convinced the more you seek…the more you will find…and that you will see He has been there by your side – all along.

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The Prisoner's Prayer Book

Louise is author of The Prisoner's Prayer Book which evolved as she became a volunteer in prison ministry. Retired from a career in social services, Louise resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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