I don’t blame the hammer when I miss the nail and hit my thumb. I don’t blame the Lord when my prayers are not answered the way I planned.
In my teens, I was a drunken, stoned, anti-social, anti-American, unlovable clown. It shames me that I do not remember much of this period of my life. (Blackouts)
Am I like Easu, and cry out, ‘is there any blessing for me?’ I believe I have found in the Word, why I am still alive.
In Exodus 8, we find the plague of the frogs, Pharaoh pleads with Moses to take them away. (I found the key to my wrong turns).
Moses asked Pharaoh when he wanted the frogs to leave? The answer was tomorrow. He suffered another day of frog infestations because he didn’t say NOW.
He brought it on himself. How often when we pray, we do we not specify our desire for immediate relief?
When I was 16, the Jesus people appeared. I was befriended and led to ask Jesus to be my Savior; In my ignorance, I thought I was agreeing to live without personal pleasure, so I promised, to serve him after I first had ten years of fun.
The next ten years serving the god of this world was the worst time of my life.
That was my tomorrow. I gave myself to the devil for 10 years. The year’s that I might have used for good; Instead, they were years of pain and shame.
I pray I never again say tomorrow or later when I should say on your six God. Use me, teach me, mold and make me an instrument of Your Love and Grace.
May people see You in my eyes, hear You in my Words, recognize Your Love in my life.
Friends, ‘Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.’
Thanks for visiting,
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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