Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Conversation with God

I have a friend who I truly enjoy being with, when I get to see her. I've discovered that I hear from her predominantly when she is in need of something. Friendship-wise, there's not much depth. But when I'm with her, I enjoy her.

Now she's not feeling well...and hasn't been for a little while. I haven't been a great friend. I haven't called to check on her. I KNOW I need to.

Here's my conversation with God this morning about it:

Me: God, I know I need to call her and check on her, but she never calls ME to see how I'm doing. I don't want to call her. I guess I'm a little mad.

God: You need to call her.

Me: But God...she's really dropped off the face of my planet...unless I fit neatly into her plans for that day. My friendship is not a priority to her.

God: You need to call her.

Me: But we obviously don't have the friendship that I thought we did. She doesn't need me. I'm okay with that. OBVIOUSLY she's okay with that!

God: Call her.

Me: Why? I know you have a reason. I know I'm being proud. But WHY? Honestly, it feels better pouting about it...or ignoring her altogether.

God: What if my Son had only loved people who were warm and fuzzy to Him? Or what if He only cared about those that loved Him first?

Me: Point made. I'll call right now.


Christy said...

Hi Kathryn,

I just wanted to drop over and say hello. What a meaningful conversation you had this morning with the Savior... if only we all kept that on the forefronts of our minds. What difference it would make in our relationships. Thanks for being willing to share about your feelings... I have felt the same way before too.

Every Day Blessings said...

I have also felt the exact same way. I have a friend that I love dearly and I love being with her and when her life is out of sorts she calls me.She called me when her father-in-law was dying and wanted me to pray with her.I was delighted that I could lift her up to our Father. You are right, we do the same thing and He still keeps on loving us.
Blessings to you!

Lynn said...

Wow. Convicting post. I think we've been having some of the same conversations with God.

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Kathryn said...

Thanks for your comments and words of encouragement. I love knowing that I'm not "the only one" that feels this way sometimes. Blessings to you all!