Uh, yeah, I’ll take a Godly life – medium, on an extra holy bun with blessings, privilege and grace. Hold the hardship, persecution and heart break oh… and super size the fries and let them not go right to my butt…thanks God.
We treat God like He is Burger King and we expect to “have it our way”.
We place our order and expect God will dole out exactly what we want, fresh and with a smile at our earliest convenience – which is usually right now!
I’m guilty of treating God like Burger King. In fact I’ve been stalking the drive thru because apparently there is something wrong with the intercom system.
I’ve been praying, asking, pleading with God for this one thing.
At times the silence has been deafening. I drive around the block, believing if I don’t place my order in just the right way I will starve.
Like the infamous Soup Nazi from “Seinfeld”, I place my order and hope that hearing nothing is better than the immortal words…”NO SOUP FOR YOU!”
When I stop to think about this, I know this is not the way God works. I know He hears my every prayer, spoken and silent. He hears the groan of my heart and knows every tear that has spilled from my eyes.
Unlike the perpetually grumpy person at the fast food window who is unconcerned with my happiness, health or dreams – God cares about me.
He wants what is best for me. He is more concerned with my long – term well being than my desire for immediate gratification and stuffing my soul with junk food.
He Loves Me, unconditionally, with out fail, without reservation and no strings attached.
So after many a late night drive by prayer – ings, I came to the realization that God had in fact answered the prayer I have been hurling at Him for years.
Turns out, He has been answering it all along, but I was so busy telling Him what I wanted, I neglected to see what He had done.
His provision was far better, more beautiful and more intimate than anything I could have imagined.
When we stop ordering God around and allow Him to “have it His way” He will bless us in ways far beyond what we could ever ask or imagine.
Psalm 27:14 NIV
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Grace & Peace ~ Karen