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Monotonous Ramblings of Repetitive Requests

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This morning God and I had a long conversation.

My trail of long winded questions, pleas for the unsaved and requests for healings, my constant chattering all of a sudden stopped.

“God, where are you?” “God, why haven’t you said anything?”

In a rare moment of silence came the words, “How could I speak, you are doing all the talking.”

Most days are not spent ranting and raving bending his ear with repeated lists of the same petitions, but for some reason I needed to vent. The burdens of many had developed into an emergency meeting of answers.

As I suppressed my soul I could hear God laughing as he spoke,

“Did you think I didn’t hear you the first time you asked all these questions?” don’t you know I have all this written down already?” do you think I don’t know how to use a laptop?”

“ugh….yea.”

Sinking in humility I sensed him wrapping me in my swivel chair with joy.

He wasn’t angry that I had inconsiderately forgotten he is a little busy these days.

He wasn’t upset that he needed to save children, find water for those without not to mention the significant task of salvaging America.

My underestimation of his memory didn’t sway him.

The monotonous ramblings of months of pleas did not rattle him.

He calmly lent his ear as I ranted on about my heart’s desire for the lost, sick and suffering.

He gently extended grace to me once again in the form of a Savior who enjoyed communion with one of his children even if it centered on a bunch of repetitive requests.

His humor about the whole conversation was a profound confirmation of his presence.

He wasn’t interested in my questions; he already knew them. He was happy I was seeking him. He rejoiced in my crusade to find him. He allowed me to unleash myself simply to be with me. He didn’t care the words I spoke or the tangent I may have wandered off on. He unconditionally accepted me no matter how I arrived.

The futility of my ceaseless inquiries had come to rest on the assurance of his faithfulness.

The faithfulness gave us a few moments of laughing together at the silliness of my approach.

Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,  but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Sounds like to me God wants us to laugh. I’m with him.   I don’t want your old dried up bones any more than he does.

http://goldenbible.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/relying-on-christ/

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/do-you-really-have-christ-in-your-heart/

http://churchgraphics.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/g-r-a-c-e/

http://rebecaurora.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/a-revelation-of-peace-wil/

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12 thoughts on “Monotonous Ramblings of Repetitive Requests

  1. Hi Cathy, I’m trying to post again, I have not been able to until yesterday on a few Blogs yours being one. I really enjoyed your message and it is True God knows what is in our heart and yet still asks us to share them, voicing what’s in our heart when empowered by The Spirit brings conviction to us and those we Pray with.

    I have an e-mail about praying for our Computers that was sent to me a few years ago I will post it and Link this message, in the week-end or before.

    You must also like Wisteria, one of the first Power points I created featured them, I will post it for you and link it back too your Blog too I’m sorry I haven’t done so before, I do like to bless my friends and offer a gift of Love to them as you do.

    Take Care my dear Sister – Christian Love Anne.

  2. Very well put Naphtali!! Really like the cartoon too. 😀

  3. Nephtali, I am laughing with joy. Yes, God has a sense of humor…I have one and He is my creator. Some people can be so serious that they don’t know their bones are dried up and need some life with humor. I say laught until you cry and cry until you laugh. Because at the end of the day Jesus is all that matters!

    Oh my I love wisteria too. Wish I could get it to grow in a small tree shape, so it looks like an umbrella. Instead it grows in vines. Geez…

    Shenine

    • Thanks Shenine, I know what you mean. We need to laugh more. I write humorous at times because there have been times in my life I lost my laughter. God brought it back and I plan to keep it this time. He wants me to share his humor with others because he wants people to see him differently than they have made him out to be. God is not that boring prude sitting on his throne looking down at us angrily!

      So glad to find your blog…it is beautiful. and yes I love wisteria. Can’t wait for my clematis to bloom…hopefully in a few day. God bless dear friend!

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC http://www.wix.com/cathyneil/Property-Management 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

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  4. I hate to be the Devil’s advocate on this, but you know, God is capable of listening to all the World’s petty complaints, and taking care of the wreck of America, as well as giving water to those who thirst. He’s all-seeing, all-powerful, etc.. That, and I think God actually wants us to keep bothering Him with our small little matters; I think it makes Him feel we actually have faith that, if we just keep coming to Him, He’ll eventually answer:

    Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'” Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1-8.)

    Anyway, I do agree though that we should stop and listen for His response. As you said, we can’t just keep babbling on and on, or else we won’t have a chance to hear God when He does choose to speak. 🙂

    Joshua

  5. Hi Cathy, now I will respond to your message, you are right we are not to continue to ask for things from God because we are to accept that we have received them by Faith so we are not question or keep asking for them and one of those things is God’s wisdom if we doubt we or others have received it we are unstable and saying God does not keep His promises. see http://alifeofhopeandjoy.wordpress.com/category/woman-of-kingdom-wisdom/

    Another is the free gift of Salvation, when we repent from the heart and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour we are not to doubt that we are saved not only from the punishment of sin but from the slavery of it., if we have the mind of Christ we don’t doubt God’s faithfulness.

    We are in the end times and will be moved in The Spirit to continue to pray day and night meaning none stop for God’s Kingdom to come, this will be more urgent as we see our Brothers and Sisters in The Body of Christ being martyred and imprisoned and our freedom as Christians taken from us in many ways.

    But you are indeed right Cathy we are to have Faith that God will remain faithful and not question or doubt Him by continually rambling on about those things that aren’t weighty those who are mature in their faith will understand this is Truth and not continue to do so.

    Christian Love Anne.

  6. “…The futility of my ceaseless inquiries had come to rest on the assurance of his faithfulness…”

    That’s a good place to rest them.

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