Happy Monday everyone! I know most people don’t like Monday’s (including me) but I have something that will make it a lot better. I would like to introduce you all to Aimee from Click. Pray. Create.! She is such a wonderful sweet woman and I couldn’t wait to share her with you all!
Hello, new friends! My name is Aimee and I blog at Click. Pray. Create. I am also co-founder of the group Prayerful Bloggers, a place where bloggers can join each other in prayer and support. I am so excited to be guest posting for Paige! Today I want to talk about the different ways we can see our relationship with God.
As a mama, I often relate my relationship with God to that of mine as a parent. Sometimes we don’t understand God’s choices. I think it is natural for us to want things to be easy. And when things aren’t we wonder why. I think that when we look at God as a parent who knows better than we do what is best for us, it gives us a better understanding of Him. In December my daughter broke her wrist playing soccer. I took her to the doctor for what we thought was the casting appointment. After the x-ray, the doctor said that we would need to put her under and have her wrist set. He said we could cast it as it was, but it wasn’t lined up perfectly and may cause problems in the future. My daughter pleaded with me to just have the doctor cast it as it was. And I could have. But I didn’t want “good enough” for my little girl. I wanted the best. And I believe that God often chooses to give us “best” over “good” even though the road there isn’t the easiest.
A BEST FRIEND
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my prayers are a hot mess. Especially when bad things happen or I’m overwhelmed or confused. It’s like calling up my best friend and unloading. I can’t even tell you how many times my prayers have started with, “God, I don’t even know.” My thoughts aren’t organized. They aren’t focused. And just like your best friend, God follows along. He knows what you’re saying. He knows where you’re going. And you feel better afterwards. I love that I can go to my God with unorganized thoughts or crazy dreams or irrational fears and He gets it.
Psalm 32:8 says “ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” He knows every single hurt that lives in our heart. He knows every insecurity, every fear. We don’t have to sit down in an office and lay it all out for him. He knows the moment it happens. The second we feel that hurt, that transgression. And something happens in that moment. He aches with us. When someone has hurt us and our heart is broken, so is His. When we weep, He weeps. And although He doesn’t sit across from us and say, “Here’s what you should do…”, He does plant seeds in our hearts. When we need to forgive, He softens our heart. When we need to be strong, He gives us strength.
Do you ever think of God in these ways? What other roles does God play in your life?
That’s good stuff right? Now that you have gotten a little glimpse into Click. Pray. Create. go check out more of her awesomeness on her blog.