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Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?  Luke 6:46 ESV

Give Me Your Hand – Another Whisper

Father God -“Give me your hand.”

Adam -“But I don’t want to.”

Father God– “I will hold you.”

Adam – “I know that you can and you probably will, I don’t want to let go.”

Father God – “Why?”

Adam -“I will no longer be in control, if I let go.”

Father God -“Have I been faithful in the past? Have I always been with you?”

Adam -“Yes, but this time, I want to do it my way. I am strong enough to handle whatever may happen to me.”

Father God – “Are you?”

Adam -“Am I What?”

Father God -“Strong enough? What will you prove if you have your way? What will be the end of your striving? Will our relationship draw closer? Will your heart remain tender toward me and others? Will you enjoy the fruit of your labor which entices you at this moment?”

Father God – “Why does responding in faith cause you such anguish? Trust is built upon another’s faithfulness and truthfulness. I have been and always will be good to you.”

Adam – “Father God, I believe, help my unbelief. I have been hurt in the past. Fear taunts me at the rawness of You seeing who I think I really am. Like a closed flower bud, I feel safe with the green wrapped so close around me.”

Father God – “Give me your hand and let us walk into the sunshine together.”

Adam -“Here! You can take it!!!”

Father God -“Now give me your heart, for trust starts with right actions, but the heart needs to experience my unconditional love.”

Adam -“Father, why is this so difficult? I want to jump into your arms and let you hold me. I, also, recoil from giving everything away to you. O wretched man that I am.”

Adam -“Father, you tell me to come. Afraid, tattered, apprehensive and undeserving, I come. Here is my hand and here is my heart. Melt away my timidity with the warmth of your love. I am yours.”

Father God -“That was a big step for you…let’s sit for a while together. Let your trust grow upon the calmness of my voice. I love you.

Whispers from Your Father, God

PS

I find that my struggles for obedience diminish as I say “yes” to God. Aloud! Our tongue can and does rudder the ship of our lives toward or away from God. May your ears hear more of the “I will” rather than the “I won’t”.