Sunday, April 5, 2009


The other day while Jacob and I were in the car he asked me a very serious question for a child his age. He asked me, "If God is supposed to be my friend and I can't see Him, How do I play with Him?" For the life of me I could not come up with a good response. How lovely was that question.

It has really bothered me that I could not give him an answer. As I thought long and hard about his question I got to thinking. I can't answer that question because I don't tend to think about God like my friend. I want to think of Him that way but I am just not.

I think of God as an authority figure. I think of Him as someone I must obey. But I honestly want to be His friend I just don't know how.

This afternoon at church Pastor Ron was sharing with us how to disclose our struggles and past/present sins to others. (If you would like to watch the sermon, click here.)

So tonight, I am going to disclose one of my many sins to you. I don't spend enough time with God. I put Him at the bottom of my to-do list and most days I never get to cross Him off my list. (Ok, I know that spending time with God isn't something I need to cross off my list but I am just saying.)

Starting tomorrow, I am going to wake up early and put God on the top of my list and spend time with Him. In the Bible it says to meet God in the morning. So that is what I am going to do.

Please pray for me to fight the urge and sleep in. I really want and need to make God a priority in my life.

If anyone has something they want me to pray for please leave a comment.

Walk in His Strength,

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mindy! I just finished reading "The Shack" and it's main story is that God doesn't want to be seen as an authority figure. He wants us to have a relationship with Him. It is also about how we shouldn't put God at the top of our to-do list, we should be including him in everything that we do. We should be able to talk to Him just like we talk to our best friend. It's just a fiction book, but the way it gets you to think about your relationship with God is very thought provoking and I thought after reading your post that it might be something you'd be interested in reading.


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