I don’t know the type of relationship you have with God. I’m not sure how you communicate with Him. I’d like to think my Father and I are pretty close. We talk about, eh, 7 times a day, give or take. You know, a good-morning-thanks-for-waking-me-up chat, little random chats throughout the day and when I’m not a complete fatty and remember to thank Him for my food. I randomly call on Him and praise Him, thank Him for being an awesome Father. I thank Him all the time--the good and the bad. Yeah, we’re real cool. Wouldn’t you agree, Father? My child, you can come closer, yet. Well, I worship You when I can. You know how the season is, we play on most Sundays and when I’m overseas we have our little worship concerts. Yes, but we can still be closer. Father, I think of You often, I’m working on becoming a better Christian--which is a work in progress, I told You I wanted to get into Your word more and read the entire bible, remember? Of course, My child. See, yeah, so we’re good. I have a testimony, thank You for where You have brought me and where You will lead me! Praise Him!. . .
Wow!! Really?! Really?! Father! Yes, Shyra! I was just thinking about you! Father! What are You doing?! Here I was just as happy as can be, I mean, I thought we were good! No, no, this isn’t happening. Not again, Father, please! Wait, I’m sorry. Lord, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to yell, I’m just saying. Shhh...I know you are upset, My child, but trust Me! If you need to vent, I’m here to listen. This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. Of course, I trust You--it’s ju--I just signed my new contract, I’m finally playing and feeling like my old self! Father, training camp starts next week! Do You not remember 2010?! Two years to the day from my last knee injury. I won’t have a job, we are still recovering from our wedding--which was awesome, by the way, thank You!--but, Father! My child, I remember 2010. I remember the promises we made to each other. I kept My promise, did you? Lord, You know my heart! I had every intention of keeping my promise, but, Lord, You know I get distracted easily. I knew you before you were a thought. How else would I have gotten your attention? Clearly, your priorities have shifted. I am leading you through what you believe is a difficult time so you can rededicate your life to Me and strengthen My Kingdom. For [your] light and momentary troubles are achieving for [you] an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Cor 4:17) Yes, Lord, the flesh is so strong, it's hard to believe right now. Please, help me believe--I want to believe. Be still and wait for My direction. Excuse me for questioning You, but I made very specific requests with praise and thanksgiving in my prayers. You answered those prayers, why did You take them away? My plan for you is flawless, far better than any hope or dream you could want for yourself. Shyra, you have lost sight of what is most important--your walk with Me. Your need for control is in vain under My rule. I want you to do something for Me. Yes, Father, anything. Find Me. You think you and I have a great relationship, but you have no idea what I can offer for those who submit and live through Me. Take a serious self-inventory. I know the truth, be honest with yourself. Have you been the best christian you can be? Well, I’m ashamed, no, Sir. Do you remember what you promised Me? Yes, Sir. This won’t be easy for you, but, because I love you so much, I’ve already blessed you with My grace. My grace alone is all you need. When you are weak, I am strong. Surrender all of your cares and worries to me and accept the peace that I give you. Let Me lead your path, I will always be right there to catch you or carry you on our way. Include Me in everything you do, think, and say. Trust and believe in Me and know that I am God! I love you! Thank you, Father! I'm not worthy, I love you too!