Thursday, January 12, 2017

You Have a Strange Way... (Letters to My Father - December 30, 2013)

Dear Father,

You have a strange way of answering prayer. Thank You!

I love You so much. I really crave our quiet time together. How can I get more of You? How can I give more of myself to You? I pray You and Your Son will make Your home with me, in my heart.

May I labor for the treasure that does not rust or fade. May my labor be fruitful. Use me for Your purposes, Lord. Grant me to be strengthened with power through Your Spirit in my inner being, so Christ may dwell in my heart through faith.

May I always walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which I have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience. Make my joy complete, being of the same mind as Christ, in fellowship with You, Father,

Dec. 30, 2013

Dear Reader,

My memory isn't what it used to be; I don't remember what the prayer was about, answered so strangely. It could've been a number of things. However, the rest of the letter puts my mind at ease. I read it and know how He answered it: with desire for Him.

The answer wasn't strange. He might be mysterious, but not strange. (Even though some might joke that God is spelled big "G" little "od.")

The answer was strange because it just didn't quite seem to match the request. I need money? Send money. I need love? Send love. I need patience? Send patience, now! I'm sure I was thinking of an appropriate answer on my inadequate, short-sighted terms. Yet, He answered in His perfect ways.

That ever happen to you? Like, most of the time? 😏

In Him,

PS - Many Scripture references used in my letter are in my thoughts. Can you find them?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen Dwight! He's indeed an amazing Father who hears, pays attention and provides His best. "Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 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 7:9-11