Friday, July 22, 2011

Red Jello

When God is your best friend you can talk to Him about things and trust that He sees your heart. For example this morning I was talking to the Lord about some stuff. Mostly asking "When God?" concerning some of my hearts desires. These are mostly "wants" not "needs" but I am totally content at where I'm at right now so I could trust Him with these things that I long for knowing I won't be misunderstood. I was praying as I was mopping the red jello off the floor (mind you I can't remember the last time we actually had red jello) and the thought crossed my mind that even though I know my kids absolutely delight in red jello, it's just not worth it. It stains everything and gets everywhere and most of the time they can't really eat it anyway because it's so hard to pick up. My next thought? That these things that I want, well, it's kind of like red jello. Even though God knows it will make me happy, He sees things from a perspective that I don't. He sees the mess it would make in my life right now. I hear myself telling Lydia and Alex, "We'll have red jello again when you're a little older, that way you'll enjoy it more." And even though I am a bit disappointed, I know He has my best interests at heart. After all, jello might not be in my near future but no one said anything about cookies. I can delight in the wonderful things in my life now and know with absolute certainty He is good.

Psalm 103 NASB
 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.