Friday, November 7, 2008

It Is What It Is

If I had the chance to re-name my blog, 'It Is What It Is" just might be the title. I promise you, I say it at least 5 times daily. It has to be right up there with 'Seriously'. It carries a ton of is the ultimate thing to say when things are what they are no matter how much you did or didn't want them to be and nothing will change that.

Maybe some of us felt like that on Tuesday, as if our prayers went unheard. He IS still God and He is STILL working. Period. And often He'll do what HE HAS to do to get us to do what HE wants us to do. If you look at our nation as a whole, we aren't so obedient, if you catch my drift. Painful, but true the same.

I have told you before, if Time magazine had a version for kids, I'd totally subscribe. Well, as it turns out, they totally do. They have now called my bluff. Don't worry...even if I impulsively order a years worth of currrent events geared toward 5th graders, you have my word I won't bring politics into my blog. That is just crazy talk.

But, may I share two different responses to the current State of our Union? The first was written by a well-know Bible study/author. The second, penned by a gal just like you and me. I know you'll be blessed.

So I challenge us to stop wringing our hands and starting talking to Him again. He can take whatever we have to bring to Him. And He's one of the few that will listen to all our ranting and raving, patiently...until we are through, before He begins to mend and heal. I totally dig that about Him.

If my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I'll be there ready for you: I'll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health. 2 Chronicles 7:14