A Conversation with God 8/10/2016
Me: Good morning, Lord.
God: Good morning, Lisa. How are you feeling today?
Me: Well, I’m on my second cup of coffee so I’m feeling better. I was a bit stressed at first.
God: Tell me about it.
Me: Well, Gracie woke me up at 3 am needing to pee…which is okay because I’d rather that than having to wash the pad in her crate. I’ve already had to do it twice this week and it’s only Wednesday! I let the girls out-Danica, Dolly, and Gracie-before 6 am and when it was time to go inside, Gracie saw me and shot off, like a bullet from a gun, in the opposite direction. She barks like a crab, chases the cats and chews the walls. Just thinking about it makes me want a third cup of coffee!
God: It’s true, all babies of any kind can be quite the handful.
Me: (smiling) I still love her, though…
God: Stress will come to you in many various forms. It can be annoying, challenging or out right debilitating. Meet it head on…whether it be large or small. Don’t deny its existence but acknowledge it. Naming the problem makes it manageable and solvable. And always…always talk to me about it, for I am interested in every facet of your life.
Me: Thank you, God. Sometimes it seems the silliest things get under my skin.
God: And such is life, my child. Bring it to me-silly or not-and I will help you refocus and then you will see it through My eyes. I will renew your mind and then you’ll be able to put things into proper perspective. Even when the outer man is tired the inner man can be on vacation.
Me: God, you never make me feel stupid…You always seem to understand…thank you for that…
God: I know what it’s like to be human. I left my throne, descended in the form of man and walked this earth for 33 years; so you can rest assured, Lisa, I do understand.
Me: Thank you, again Lord. I love you.
God: I love you too, Lisa.
Me: Yes, Lord?
God: Crabs don’t really bark. (God smiles and winks)
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us… John 1:1,14
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16
Be renewed in the spirit of your mind… Ephesians 4:23
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
That is why we never give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but these troubles are helping us gain an eternal glory. That eternal glory is much greater than our troubles. So we think about what we cannot see, not what we see. What we see lasts only a short time, and what we cannot see will last forever. II Corinthians 4:16-18 (ERV)
Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things. Philippians 4:8