Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Conversation With God

My cousin Donna had a post this morning on her facebook that was a mock conversation with God  and as I read laugh, I found myself rather shaken because this really could have been my own personal conversation with God on any given day this week...or any week.  I have heard myself utter some of these in the car on Hwy 22 when I am headed home....and it made me a bit ashamed.  So, since it made me ashamed...and you know the old adage, "Misery loves company," I thought I would see if it touches any of you....and thanks Donna for the morning wake up call.
"Me (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something?
GOD: Sure.
Me: Promise you won't get mad?
GOD: I promise.
Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late,
GOD: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start,
GOD: Okay....
Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
GOD: Hmmmm..
Me: On the way home, my phone went, just as I picked up a call
GOD: All right
Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?"  (Sound familiar? ) Oh, you may not have had this exact conversation but at some time in your life you have probably had a similar one.)
The response to all the complaints was what took my breath:
"GOD: Well let me see..... the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh...
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road
Me (ashamed): ............
GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work
Me (embarrassed): Oh.....
GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered
Me (softly): I see God
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I'm sorry God.
GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust all things, the good and the bad
Me: I WILL trust you God
GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.
GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children.
I hope you have a wonderful Friday!  Be blessed and be safe!
Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13


Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's a good one! Thank you for sharing it reminding us to be thankful in all things.

Sweet Tea said...

If we only knew what COULD have happened.
We'd probably have a better attitude.
Great reminder. Thanks, Karen.

Mary said...

I read that the other day, too. There was one day that I went to pick up OS from daycare, and I was just going to get him and go home, but ended up staying and talking to his babysitter for a while. As I was going home I came upon a fatal accident that very well could've been us if I hadn't stayed to chat for a while.