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He knows...

Hi friends!  I just called and the three are sitting out on the porch, enjoying a beautiful night!  I warned them that the Red Sox were coming on at 8:00, so they can cut the gab session short and get Devo in to watch the Sox!  I doubt that they will, but at least I planted the seed.....again!  Devo has a doctors appointment tomorrow, (if Charlotte remembers),  to go in and have his G tube replaced!  That's the tube that Charlotte uses six times a day to feed Devon, and since they put a new one in, about two months ago, four have had to be replaced!  As you might expect, Charlotte is VERY particular about the feeding portal, because she doesn't want any infection or malfunction to occur on her watch, which is ALL THE TIME!  She wants everything to be perfect for Devo, and if it takes going back to the doctors every week, she will!  I guess that's why he has never had so much as a blemish on his body in all these years!  She can tell if he is swallowing just by listening to his breathing!  She can tell if something is wrong with him, just by looking at his eyes!  She can tell if he wants to say something or spell something, but that might be by intuition, because she hasn't shared that ability with any of us!  What she does with Devo, probably isn't one iota of what God can do with us, His children!  Which brings me to this one conclusion!  If God doesn't answer a specific prayer for something that WE think we need, maybe it's because He knows that what we prayed for, isn't necessarily exactly what we need!    Or maybe, the time isn't right!  In case you are having a hard time believing that He knows everything about us, check this out!

27 He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. 
28 That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. 
29 God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him.  ( Romans 8:27-29)

Since Jesus was the only perfect human being, why wouldn't God attempt to shape our lives along the same lines as His son, Jesus?  The more we put ourselves under the care, and guidance of our Lord and Savior, the more He will LEAD us to where HE wants us to go!  As amazing a great job Charlotte does with Devon, with knowing his every thought and need,  Jesus is able to pull it off with seven billion people, if we ever let Him!  Now that's a real God!  Goodnight, Dana