"Welcome to my blog space. I believe that God has carefully placed gems in our paths to fill our days with joy. The challenge for us is to take the time to notice them. My desire is to share the gems in my life so that, hopefully, you will see the ones He's placed in yours. I hope what you read here will be worth your time and you'll want to return often." - Cathy

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Part of the Plan

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts. This week, I'd like for you to meet my friend, Jamie Britt. Jamie is a young woman of God. Enjoy her account of one way God has brought her joy.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV)
It happened without reasonable explanation. It was a God-thing, no question! Let me take you back.
Picture the day before Thanksgiving of 2011, accepting a seemingly ordinary friend request on Facebook. But, it was anything but ordinary...it was extraordinary! From that point, that friendship has turned into something I will treasure for the rest of my life.
When we finally got to meet in person for the first time just over 2 months ago, that sealed it for us both.
My point to this story?  My point is that God knew before either of us that we were going to be introduced on Facebook by a mutual friend, who in turn has changed both of our lives. He knew that over the months after Thanksgiving, we'd need one another's love and support like never before.
Do you have someone in your life that you know without a shadow of a doubt that God placed them there? You can't explain it, but they're there each time you need a friend? Readers, let me encourage you that if you don't have someone like that in your life; ask God to send you that special friend you can call on at any time of the day or night.
“Lord, thank you so much for the friends you've placed in my life. Thank you that it was by divine appointment that they're placed there. I ask for each of my readers that you send a special person that they can call friend and know they can call on her at any time. Thank You Lord! Amen.”

Jamie Britt is a women;s devotional writer who resides in North Carolina. She has been writing for the last three years and is the of the the blog, Encouraging Women. Her main goal is to someday have a devotional book for women. She is a graduate of the 2011 NCompass Writers Retreat. She's also on the women's ministry team at her church. Contact her at jamiebritt2006@gmail.com and visit her blog at: www.encouragingwomen-strength.blogspot.com


  1. Wonderful story about you and Nan! Forever friends are hard to find. Blessings on your weekend!

  2. Jamie, I am always blessed by your writing. Keep working on the devotional book. I look forward to reading it someday! May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly.