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"Thank you LORD"
Conversing with God!
Life came barrelling
through my door
stubborn, unhinged, repulsed
challenging every emotion
leaving me at a loss
I couldn't contemplate how I had reached this plateau
but somewhere in the midst of my confusion I heard a voice call out
just a slight whisper dangling about, captivating my thoughts
I closed my eyes, sat silently, as the voice called me by name
yet I did not move an inch, I held my refrain
then out of the sky blue there it went again
I broke out laughing to myself, I must be losing my mind
what a time for God to reveal His presence when my soul is on the line
I said to myself, "Where were you?" when my life was going down hill
the voice replied, "I was standing right there?" but you chose to follow your own will
again I went to laughing and told him, "thats an easy answer"
and in his gentle way he replied, "are you learning from the master"
of coarse I started laughing again thinking about my journey, all the times he had held my hand when I wanted to give in
I thought about the fragile times when my spirit had felt broken, and then I remembered the pain was brief and somehow I found relief
I thought about all the stumbling blocks, the rough hedges along the way, all the times I cried for mercy, never hearing a reply
then the voice said to me, "would you like to know why" and of course I nodded in reply
God begin to examine the road that I had trod, he revealed to me all the reasons why my pleas fell to the wayside
My child, He said, though at times you wanted to give in, I refuse to allow you to be trampled under men
I know your course was rough, your battles long and fierce, but I gave you strength to overcome the enemy in his own camp
those stumbling blocks you keep throwing up were barriers for pause, you needed time to grow & learn to live by my rules and laws
the rough hedges along the way were to bruise you slightly into submission, sometimes even God puts people on detention
My child, your plea didn't fall to the wayside I heard every prayer, but felt you needed a little more time to understand how much I cared
when the time was right and you needed a breakthrough, I lifted you beyond your circumstance, because thats how much I love you
I sat there for a moment to take it all in, took a deep breath and said, "Thank you LORD! for being my truest friend