The Post About God Telling Me To Shut It

My Sunday School co-teacher, Lisa, got a call during class yesterday that her 81-year-old mother wasn't answering her phone and her aunts were worried.

She left class. We stopped to pray. I asked God if He would arrange it so Betty was super duper and she'd simply misplaced her phone.

Before class even ended, we learned God had said "yes."

And those are my favorites - ask and ye shall receive in 7 minutes.

God's been consistent lately in answering all my hard prayers lickety-split. He hasn't even hesitated to say "no" or "wait" or "Why would you even ask Me for that? You're bonkers Jamie Beth."

Those replies aren't what I want. I'm on the prowl for a gorgeous, shiny, high five "yes."

I recognize Garth Brooks warns us to tread lightly when pressing God for a yes, but I WANT WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT IT DANGIT.

Well...Mr. Trisha Yearwood is quite right.

I heard God clearly say "yes" all week to a prayer I was really wanting to be answered "no." I even tried to change His mind and explain to Him how the outcome wasn't exactly ideal for me. He responded on Saturday with Job 13:5.

Rabbit Sidebar: If God ever asks you to turn to Job in the Bible, be prepared to regret it.
Oh that you would keep silent, and it would be your wisdom! Job 13:5 ESV
So I'm going to shut it and obey.

God is about to move me in some very uncomfortable directions. I don't like it. I don't want to budge. But C.S. Lewis shared some insight once in one of the better books ever published:
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."  The Screwtape Letters, 1943
Thy will be done.

And blerg. I ALSO SAY BLERG.

Has God ever answered a prayer in a way that made you want to pinch Him really hard behind the knee?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Don't be afraid if I chase your rabbit comment...

Blogger Template By Designer Blogs