|“…more importantly, what do you personally want from God? I don’t mean what do you want for the “World” but what do you want for you?”
Hey- I want to tell you about something that happened to me several years ago.
Here it goes…..
It was a cold and miserable Maryland, winter evening, reflecting my current situation. My husband and I were going through a rough patch with each other. I had gotten home from work and told my two boys I was going to lie down for awhile. Instead I went up to my room to cry and pray. Forty-five minutes later, I saw that it was five o’clock. I knew I had to get my act together and go downstairs and start dinner but I was so distraught. All of a sudden a voice, so strong and direct sounded in my head. “What, do you want?” It asked. It was so strong and so real, that I answered it aloud even though it had only sounded in my head.
“Well, I would like him (my husband) to get me some flowers and to tell me he loves me, but that will never happen.” I laughed bitterly. I then got myself together and went down to cook dinner.
A little after six o’clock, my husband came into the house and walked into the kitchen. His hands were behind his back. “I love you,” he said, presenting me with a bouquet of flowers in his right hand. “I love you,” he said again presenting me with another bouquet of flowers in his left hand. I was stunned. Here I had asked for flowers and a simple “I love you” and God had given me twice the amount.
“I hope you don’t mind flowers from the grocery store,” my husband said, “I was driving home and knew that lately, I have not been the greatest husband, so I decided to stop and get you flowers from a florist. I pulled in the parking lot and the sign said they were open till five, but they were already closed even though it was five o’clock on the dot, so I had to go to the grocery store.”
Looking, back, I now joke I wish I had asked for $$$ and not flowers…. but in reality, I was floored when he told me that he pulled into the parking lot of the florist at 5:00, the same time I was answering God’s question.
Bob, I am not a Bible Thumping Christian, but I have had so many “supernatural” things happen to me, that I can not deny that God loves me and is interested in me. I don’t make it to church a lot of the time, I don’t read my Bible everyday, but I do love to read it. When I do, a peace and calmness comes over me. It is like, “coming home”.
I really love God, because he loved me first and he continues to do so. I guess I feel and know that “he has my back”, so when those closest to me don’t come through- I still know things are going to work out. If God, loves me this much, (I am just your average American) then I know he loves us all.
I can bore you with more stories, but I want to ask you two more questions….
1. Do you even believe in God? (I think you do, because your illustration of God sounds like it came from reading the Old Testament)
2. And more importantly, what do you personally want from God? I don’t mean what do you want for the “World” but what do you want for you?
Lastly, if you love talking politics- well I am sure we could have some lively discussions!
PS. Oh, since I know you are an artist, it is only fair for you to know I am a special ed teacher.