Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Some strong storms fried the capacitor on our air conditioner on Friday night, our as my grad daughter told her mom, "Pappy and Grandma Joan lost their capacity."
I know there isn't a "good time" for any inconvenience but this week proved to be even more trying. I'm in the middle of a book launch. I've written a chapter for a book that will be published Thursday. That's all I'm going to say about it. This isn't the place to promote yourself and if you really do want to know more send me a Spark Mail and I'll give you details. I'm recreating my web site and DGD is coming to stay with us next week. My panic/anxiety kicked in - Big Time.
In the midst of this whirlwind I received some insight from one of our dogs. I got up to go the gym super early yesterday and Joan decided she'd sleep a bit longer. Mallory decided otherwise. She jumped on the bed and began to bark until Joan got up and sat with her. On my way to the gym the thought struck me that God is an awful lot like Mallory. He sits patiently waiting to share His love, His wisdom and His prosperity and quite often we just don't pay attention to Him. Maybe its because His plan just doesn't fit into our plans. So he does something that causes us to add A and B together and come up with a bit of wisdom.
Maybe my AC, a few computer glitches, and the like were Gods way of saying "Yoo-Hoo, John, over here. It's me God!!!" I got into my swimming trunks and as I swam that voice crept into my thoughts.
"Why don't you take care ofthe things you can and I'll take care of the rest. It'll make your life a lot easier."
On top of being a drama queen, an emotional over eater, and suffering from panic/anxiety issues I enjoy controlling things. It's my thunder blanket. My answer to God was simple, well at least for me it was. "Why would you do that for me?" (I believe EVERYONE has a hidden agenda, lol)
"Because I want to be your friend," Was his gentle reply.
I was born cradle Catholic. I had it drummed into my head that God was many things, and friend wasn't one of them. This was more than just a bit uncomfortable. God has always been a lot of things to me but friend is a new one. He extended His hand to ease my burden so I could take care of the important stuff - namely me.
Maybe its not a huge revelation to you and maybe I'm taking something elementary and making it outstanding. I haven't won the lottery, but I'm getting comfortable with my new friend.