According to God’s Plans


Sharing a little bit of my world…….

The young lady seated on the front row (2nd from right) in the group photo is my first-born named Divine Hope. She is my pride and joy. It brings tears to my eyes that she will be graduating this coming school year Lord’s will. She and the other fellow Junior Marshals had the privilege and honor bestowed upon them to participate in the senior graduation ceremony for their high school. This opportunity as a Jr. Marshal comes because of excellency in grades. Divine and her fellow classmates are the in the top ranking of their graduating class. Her father and I are so proud of her and her accomplishments thus far.

I shared a post recently about my family and how my life came to be where it’s at because I chose to follow the leading of the Lord instead of my own thoughts and plans. Check out post here Order My Steps Dear Lord

Now if I may boast a bit about her, I am proud that she first and foremost accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She has always been committed to do her best putting her grades above any worldly thing. She’s been playing the violin since elementary school, she speaks fluent French and has taught herself to read, write and speak Korean during her free time. ( the school week is for academics only. Electronics and fun computer things are only allowed on weekends and holidays for all the children. They are privileges, not necessities.) All of this was done without Rosetta Stone! When she puts her mind to something, she commits to getting it done. I look forward to future dreams and accomplishments being fulfilled being that she wants to be in the medical field; primarily leaning towards being a surgeon. (a whole lot of medical terminology I can’t spell nor pronounce but it deals with bones!)

Ultimately, whatever the Lord has for her, I pray she continues to follow his leading whether it’s the medical field or not. She tries her best to lead by example for her siblings without them feeling that they have to live in her shadow. It’s all about doing your best in life, living for God and being a light in this dark world amongst their peers and strangers they meet.

My family values are not to make anyone feel less than, but to let others see that we cannot go wrong if we build our house on thee Solid Rock. That Rock of Ages is Jesus Christ.

Hallelujah! I just have to thank the Lord and praise Him!! You just don’t know how good he has been to me!

Parenting does not come with a manual. We will make mistakes and hopefully grow from them. I can only lean on God to steer me in the right direction as a mother. The best I can offer my kids is the Word of God which is the Holy Bible. This manual for life will help them in all areas.

I stand by this scripture:

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV)

I can only do my part. The rest is up to them. I will be there to love, guide and support but every seed they plant seen and unseen will reap a harvest of abundance or destruction.

God gives us a choice. Each and every one of us. It’s up to us which path we choose to take. Choose wisely.

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 NIV)

God bless each and every heart that reads this. Be encouraged no matter what when it comes to your life and that of your children. Look to God for everything. You simply cannot go wrong. He mighty and able.

~ Terra



17 thoughts on “According to God’s Plans

  1. What a beautiful testimony of Godly parenting! Your daughter is beautiful and I am confident that is she is anything like her mom, she has a beautiful heart. I send all my best to her and the future that lies before her. I KNOW God will make a way for Divine Hope to fulfill all that she created to be!
    Blessings and Congrats!

    • Awww! Thank you April for such warm and kind words as well as compliments! I actually think she is the only one who looks like me, the others like my husband! (not fair at all when I did all the carrying and labor! lol ) I look forward to a bright future too for my daughter. She has a beautiful heart and I thank the Lord for just blessing me with her presence!

  2. Congratulations to you, Divine Hope, and to all those hard-working students! Our oldest granddaughter graduated last week. She’s looking forward to a short-term mission trip this summer. God is raising up a generation with a heart to serve.

    • Thank you Patti! Divine has one more year of high school. Can’t believe she will be a Senior this year. The graduation she participated in as a Marshal gave me a taste of what it will feel like for her walking across the stage with a Jr excorting her line down the aisle. It was a surreal moment for me. I was proud of her as well as the graduating seniors whom I did not know. I was there to support my daughter! Congratulations to your family on your granddaughter graduating!! Time flies by so fast doesn’t it?!! So thankful God is raising up a generation with a heart to serve! I was just talking with my daughter yesterday about missionary work. 🙂 God bless your granddaughter on her upcoming trip. Safe travels and a mind of wisdom to be with her as she shares God’s love abroad! She’s in my prayers.

      • Your prayers are truly appreciated, Terra. She’ll be going to China. Her flight from east to west coast USA will be on her own. After that, she’ll be with a group.

  3. To Divine:

    Blessings Divine. You are such a beautiful young lady. You have a quiet spirit in person, but your heart speaks beautifully. I love you and may you excel in everything you do. May lives be touched by the beauty God has embraced you with. I am proud that you are staying focused and faithful to God because that is what matters.
    Save me a seat for the big day (graduation). I believe the angels are rejoicing because I am one of them. Hugs.

    Shenine ( A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥)

    • This is so beautiful Shenine! Thank you. I will send Divine a copy of your message to her. You know my family pretty well and we are the dearest of friends, so I plan to get tickets and save you a seat for her graduation.

      God bless you always for your love and support!

    • Thank you very much! God is Truly Good I agree! All is well on my end. How are you? You have been in my thoughts and prayers Sister. God bless you always! Keep pressing forward and claiming healing from the crown of your head to the sole of your feet from the inside out!

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