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A Time for Everything..., by Cheri Ritter

Lord, I know your timing is perfect, you have carefully planned out my life.

You knew when I would be born, you knew when I would accept you in my heart and follow your lead. You knew when I would fall backwards, you were always there to catch me before I fell.

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You knew whom I would marry—you handpicked him yourself. You blessed me with a son—truly a gift from God. Again, you blessed me with a daughter—so full of life!

Lord you knew the challenges I would face.

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It was time to take a leap of faith. I made a decision to follow a dream. A dream manifested so long ago. I left a secure job and dream home. I followed my heart. Quality of life is what I yearned for my family, not quantity.

I took your hand and walked...you carried me like a baby.

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You delivered an opportunity that has brought on many challenges. Through all the tears, you have provided me the strength to meet them all. I have learned that if I don’t walk rough roads, climb steep mountains, and never fight a battle, I can never grow and become more like you.

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The time has come again, Lord for me to take a leap of faith. I am preparing Lord to follow you—no matter where. You have mapped out a plan for my life and the time has come to choose a different path. Help me Lord to follow your lead.

Prepare me Lord for the path I must take. Fill me with wisdom and courage—teach me to trust you completely, especially when I don’t understand why events occur as they do.

Lord, you know the plans you have for my family and me. You have planned for our welfare, and not for harm, you have promised to give us a future with hope. Truly I say—I will wait on the Lord.

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There is a time to die... to start anew... to be reborn in you. Faith in your timing is the solution to my success. Help keep my thoughts on you. You are the only one who can restore my confidence and lead me to the future. For you know the plans you have for me!

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