A Fatherly Conversation

Listening to God is essential to walking with God.” Charles Stanley
For a moment, act like a fly on the wall. You’re listening to a conversation between a father and his daughter.
“Daddy, why do we need to talk to God?”
“Good question. Before I answer, allow me to ask you one, okay?”
“Okay daddy.”
“Would you say that we have a great relationship?”
“Oh yes, daddy.”
“Why is that, do you think?”
“Oh that’s easy daddy. You listen. We talk. We do all sorts of things together.”
There was a huge, dramatic pause as she began to realizing she already had her answer.
“You tricked me!” She said while playfully hitting his arm.
“No, I just wanted you to see that you already had the answer. You can’t get close to someone if you don’t hang out and share with them.”
This fly on the wall has been having lots of conversations with his Father these past 18 days of battling Covid. During many of nights of the battle, if you were a fly on the wall of my room, you could hear me cry out, “Father, won’t you please stop this pain and heal me? You can suck out of my body every bit of this virus that’s wreaking havoc on me.”
“Yes, I can. But, My grace is sufficient for you.”
That was it, but I knew what He meant. I’d heard that line before. I’ve never personally experienced God do an instantaneous miracle – either physical or spiritual (out and out change my life).
He’s always used the biblical process of life change He created in Scripture (the FREEdom process). I know this day to day process of trusting Him and His Word quite intimately. He had me write a book about it.
His grace was definitely sufficient to cover my responses to His response. His grace was sufficient to cover my cries of struggle with Covid symptoms.
His grace has been sufficient to get me to other side of these symptoms; and, it will be sufficient to keep me going as I recover from their side effects.
I know. I’ve been down this road before. And until I see Jesus face to face, I know I’ll go down other roads where I’ll hear, “I love you son, and My grace is sufficient for you.”

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