This is the conversation I’ve been having with God over the last three weeks.
me: So, God, what do you want me to write about on my blog?
God: Write about the sheep.
me: Really? That’s so depressing. Have you looked at ALL my posts so far? They’re all serious and critical.
God: “God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already.” (O.C. 10 Oct.)
me: What can I write that’s . . . uplifting . . . encouraging? Those ten people (and I’m being generous with myself to say ‘ten’) who read this are going to quit if you don’t show me something more positive.
me: So, God, what should I write about?
me: Oh darn, God. It’s just the 27th, and my husband used up all our bandwidth watching a football game. So now I can’t post anything on my blog. That means you have until the 1st to show me something good to write.
God: “We are not sanctified for ourselves. . . . Let Him have His way. If you refuse, you will be of no value to God in His redemptive work in the world, but will be a hindrance and a stumbling block.” (O.C. 1 Nov.)
me: (figuratively covering my ears and closing my eyes) la, la, la, la, la.
me: I know that you made me to see these types of things and that you give them to me to share with others. I will write about the sheep.
So you can expect a difficult post about sheep very soon. And know that I don’t write this stuff because I think it’s fun to unload difficult Truths on my readers.