1. Here in the south, old timers will say God willing and if the creek don’t rise. I agree, it’s His will for people to live and I believed healed and to prosper as their soul does. But that is it, are we allowing Him to prosper our souls. And since He gave us free wills, people will choose evil, unbelief and give up. I tell people about those passing, that they get tired of fighting, sometimes its just His mercy their soul can’t go on, but never give up I know four people who overcome major illness.

  2. I have never once heard this concept expressed in this way, but you are so spot on with the idea that we need to be willing to “back down” in faith that whatever God’s answer may be IS the best outcome.

  3. Love this post Rachel! The last few years since the stoke,I have begun to use the phrase …Lord willing at the end of my correspondence. I now understand that He holds everything in His hands and there is such comfort in that. Prayer has transformed my life. I am almost finished writing a book about prayer. I am enjoying your series and I look forward to you thoughts next week. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and may God bless you and yours!

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      Thanks, Horace. Your comment means a lot to me. I’ve been sitting here thinking how we have all been through, or are going through different trials, and I don’t want to seem insensitive to others hardships, yet as you say He holds everything in His hands and that is comforting.

  4. I’m from the south, and it’s not uncommon at all to hear “Lord willing” after sentences regarding future plans. Never heard the latin version before. Interesting. 🙂 Two great tips…ask for revelation of His will, and ask for wisdom. Look forward to hearing the other tips. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. This is a good word. I, too, try to make plans with the phrase “Lord willing” in mind. I think it’s also important to teach our children to do the same, because none of us really knows what the future holds. Thank you for sharing this with us at Grace & Truth!

  6. Love your grandma! These beautiful faithful women who went before us pave the way for deeper faith. I love this reflection today as not my will but God’s will is my only prayer! Thanks for your words!

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