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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Is God listening?

Sometimes I wonder if God is listening to me. Do you ever wonder that? I had a reality check last Friday. It had been one of those days. Heck, it had been one of those weeks. LOL. Among other things, I had a parent unable to pay me the full amount which left me in a bind. Then Friday at lunchtime, my sink clogged up. Now there's something about this kitchen sink, whenever it gets clogged, I can never get it undone,I always have to call a plumber. It clogs so far down in the line that I can't get it through normal methods. Anyway, because our emergency fund is non-existent and I hadn't got all the income I planned on, I was freaking out! I needed to unplug this myself because I didn't have the $'s to call a plumber. I prayed about it. I asked God to unclog my sink. I figured, He's a big guy, He can do it, right? I was even specific in my prayers, I asked him to unplug it by 2:00 or i was going to have to call a plumber. I didn't want to go into the weekend with no kitchen sink. So anyway, 2:00 came and it was still just as clogged. I was mad. Why couldn't God have unplugged my sink? Where was I going to get the money to pay a plumber? I called our normal plumbers, they were busy and couldn't come. I called another one, it was going to be A WEEK before he could come. Then I remember a friend's husband does some plumbing jobs and got ahold of her. He came over and got it undone and to top it off, they wanted to trade for child care! So, God was listening, just not in the way that I thought He was. My sink was unclogged and I had enough money to go get groceries.

So to answer myself, yes God is listening.

5 comments:

Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

I a taking the new revised Beth Moore, Breaking Free, and last week in the homework, in one of her paragraphs she wrote that on some occassions God may purposely alter the evidence of His presence to bring the most benefit from our expereince. She than said we sometimes receive the most benefit fomr seeing many visible prints of His invisible hand and other times we profit most from seeing fewer evidences. I have found myself at times during this time with Richard telling myself, Ok God, enough, already and this was a good reminder for me!

frazzledmomsaves said...

I think that he knows it isnt beneficial to "unclog my sink for me" just like it isnt helpful for us to "tie my shoe' for a preschooler. You have to teach tehm and empower them to tie their own shoe. Now, you may not need to unclog your own sink, but he did give you the guidance to get it done on your own. SO yeah, he listens, he just doens't answer the way we would always like, but he answers in the way that is best for us.

KiddoKare1 said...

Brenda, that class sounds really good. Are you taking it through your church? Amanda, you're right.

Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

Yes it is through church.

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