When an Idea Doesn’t Make Sense

I was in food store. A thought flashed across my mind, “Buy celery.” I argued in my head. We don’t like celery.” The thought came again. “Buy celery.” I argued again. “When I buy celery, we throw most of it away.”

My young daughter came home with a note from her teacher. “Can you please send celery to school tomorrow?”

I learned a lesson that day. When an idea or thought just doesn’t make sense, it could be from God.

What if God asked you what he asked Job?

I read Job 38-40 as though God were speaking to me. I was silenced and overwhelmed by God’s greatness.

Here’s some of what God asked:
Where you there when I laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:4)?
Have you ever commanded the morning to appear (Job 38:12)?
Do you know where the gates of death are located (Job 38:17)?
Are you as strong as G
od (Job 40:9)?

What is your response?

A Good Reason to Journal

As I looked through my journal, I read, “My daughter is sick. I don’t know why. Lord, you do! When you were here you healed people from morning to night. You are able to heal her. Are you willing?”

She’s better now. I almost forgot she had been sick.

My journal reminded me to pray, “Thank you, Lord, for healing our daughter! You are the Lord who heals (Exodus 15:26).”

How Love Responds to Requests

Her sweet four year old voice woke me from a deep sleep, “Grandma, I have to go to the bathroom.” I got up, took her hand, and we walked to the bathroom together.

When we tell God what we need, He takes our hand and walks with us.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him (Matthew 7:11).