The “NO” That Became “YES!”

We were scheduled to meet today.  Me… and a sister-in-Christ who is precious to me. Scheduled… until last night.

I received an email suggesting we postpone for a month.  For a reason that concerned her heart… but not mine.

I responded immediately, sharing my heart with her.  My willingness — no, my eagerness — to proceed as planned.  I certainly couldn’t insist.  The decision was not mine to make. I heard nothing back, so I thought:  “We’re a GO!”

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This morning, I texted her at our appointed time.  Saying I hoped she had received my email and was planning to join me.  She texted back.  She had emailed me twice — once last night and once this morning.

Saying “NO” to our meeting.

The “why” was too long for a text.  She decided to call me to explain.  What a joy it was to hear her voice!  I couldn’t help but remark that You must have wanted us on the phone today, Lord… even if it was only for a few minutes.

Why else would I not receive either of her emails cancelling out?

An hour later, we were both thanking You for turning her “NO” into Your “YES!”  We were both so blessed by how You met us, Lord.  But why should we be surprised?  It’s what You had intended all along… isn’t it?

Why else would I not receive either of her emails cancelling out?

“In their hearts people plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”  (Proverbs 16:9)

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Oh, Lord… Thank You for the times when You won’t take our “NO” for an answer!

Joyfully Yours,

Abba’s Girl

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