A Conversation with God
I had a conversation with God today…
It all began when I took Jake to school this morning. The school encourages the students to carry a refillable water bottle during the day, but when it was time for Jake to get out of the car, he couldn’t find his water bottle, so he just shrugged his shoulders and walked into school without even mentioning the problem to me.
As I drove away, I thought about how he might get thirsty during the school day, and the thought occurred to me: “I’ll stop somewhere and buy a bottled water for him and take it to the school office.” And I didn’t skimp and get the cheapest water, either — I got him his favorite kind, which is Smartwater.
While driving back to the school, I heard or felt God say, “I do that, too, you know.”
And I thought in response, “You do what?”
God said, “I take care of my children’s needs when they don’t even think to ask Me. In fact, I’m not emulating you in this; you’re emulating Me. Where do you think you got this idea to take him water?”
Me: “Well, I honestly hadn’t given it much thought, but I guess I was just chalking it up to being a good dad. And I’ve been influenced by other people who are thoughtful.”
God: “That’s true — there have been many thoughtful people in your life. But at its core, this goodness and thoughtfulness is the work of My Spirit in your life. You do realize I’m still working in your life, don’t you?”
Me: “I’ll admit there are some days when it’s difficult for me to see what You might be doing.”
God: “Does your son know or see what you’re doing right now? Does he have any idea that you’ll soon return to his school with his favorite water to keep him refreshed during the day?”
Me: “No, he doesn’t.”
God: “And yet you’re still doing it. Whether he ever knows it or acknowledges it, you’re working to take care of what he needs. Welcome to just a glimpse of what I do for you at all times.”
Posted on 2021-11-01 #Faith
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19