Friday, November 17, 2006

A Conversation

One day there was a woman talking to God and she said, “Why is it that I can be so sure of what you want me to do in this life and so unsure at the very same time? Why are some days more productive and promising than others? Please don’t tell me it’s because I don’t read my Bible enough or my prayer life stinks.”

God responded, “You probably should read your Bible a little more and memorizing scripture never hurts, but my love for you is not dependent upon prayers or bible verses. My love for you is constant and I can see how the path you mentioned can be thorny. That isn’t purposeful; I promise I’m not trying to trick you. Life on earth is complicated with all of its choices and distractions. What do I always tell you? I am with you always. I am with you even when you aren’t sure of me or the path or whether or not to accept the second date or move home for awhile. I am with you when you don’t realize my power in your life. You are amazing and capable and needed in this world. I know your road blocks. I’ve seen you struggle with them, but tell me about them again. Tell me what's troubling you. We can work through it together.”

You should know that when this conversation takes place in my head God is sitting in an overstuffed, floral print arm chair and I am at God’s feet – maybe even with my head resting on God’s knee. And even though God has heard these words from me a thousand times, God just lets me talk.

It reminds me of Luke 12:32 when Jesus says, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for God has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.” Little flock sounds like a term of endearment. We are the little flock and God has chosen GLADLY to give us the kingdom. We are the kingdom. Take heart dear sisters. Claim hope for your present and future. God told me to tell you that you are amazing, and capable and needed in this world.

S

“I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you . . ."
Isaiah 66:13a



6 Comments:

Anonymous lori said...

Thank you for reminding us today that God's love for us is not dependent on our actions. This is refreshing, and humbling all the same. "We are needed in the world." Thanks for this reminder it lifts my spirit today.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous sdj said...

You're pretty amazing yourself, WoV.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Thank you so much for your words today. I needed them so much. I am in one of those times right now where I have never been more certain of God's call on my life and yet so uncertain of the path or next step.

To be reminded that He is there and that He doesn't care if I go on and on about the same things.

You are all truly amazing, and I am so glad to know you.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Thanks so much. That is exactly what I needed to hear at this exact moment. You truly are needed!

9:27 PM  
Blogger ashlynn310 said...

WOW!!! Thank you so much for those much needed words!

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Thanks for your words and thanks be to God who guided mine in this post.
Suzanah

8:25 AM  

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