Sparring With God

I tried to pick a fight with God yesterday. I came loaded for bear and was beaten by the Lamb.

I tried to state my point and before I could form a thought or speak the words, “I need …” God responded: “All you need is me.” I quickly realized that I knew the answer to my prayers before I even started. God was the answer. God is the answer. But I am stubborn and weak.

I continued to spar, trying to get God to understand what I am going through in my life. I heard his compassionate words, “My grace is enough.”

I felt like all of the weight of the world had been lifted off of my shoulders. In my mind’s eye I saw God smile.

In my mind I stood back and surveyed my surroundings. There was nothing harmful or troubling around me. There was a “clean space” surrounding me. My Father’s grace flowed down on me from above.

I wondered to myself, “What next, Lord.” He was silent, but his words echoed through my brain, “My grace is enough”.

Sometimes I don’t trust enough. Sometimes I don’t pray enough. Sometimes I don’t listen and respond as I ought to. And sometimes God softly whispers the words we need to hear.

Lord, open my eyes, my ears and my heart to your everything!

Be at peace and know that you are loved!

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