More Conversation with God

God: My, you're up early.

Me: (grimaces) Indigestion.

God: It was all that cheese.

Me: I knew it.

God: Are you sure you want to do this today? I mean, on your blog? You received some affirming words about our conversation yesterday. It might be tempting to try and copy-cat or even one-better it today. Or not try at all.

Me: Goodness, cuttin' to the chase early, Lord.

God
: Well, you're up and I'd hate for you to start the gift in fear.

Me: (takes 2 Tums) Please have mercy. I'll let this be what it is.

God: I am. And yes, let it be. So, what are you thinking about right now?

Me: (hesitates)

God: John?

Me: I'm thinking about a movie I saw last night. But then a part of me thought I should be thinking about Lent or Rwanda or something.

God: (laughs) I thought we weren't going to one-better this? This really only works if you tell the truth. Rachel Getting Married - I saw it too. And?

Me: Do you remember the part where Anne Hathaway's character lied in rehab and her sister found out and confronted her with the recovery-only-works-if-you-tell-the-truth speech? Wait...Lord, you just said that, right?

God: I remember. And yes, I did. I'm glad Anne received that Oscar nomination.

Me: (grins) Me too.

God: Nice moon out this morning. I love these conversations we have.

Me: (tears) Yeah, me too.

8 comments:

  1. That movie is on my list...so, if you and God have seen it--it must be good! ;)

    Such enjoyable, relatable and honest conversations...it makes me want to talk to Him more.

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  2. this resonates, i believe, because of its elegant simplicity.

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  3. Thank you for describing what an early morning looks like. My brain doesn't function at that hour, and God and I have a little understanding that He can commune with "those people" before I get up.

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  4. You made me cry.

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  5. The cool thing is that it really is that easy. He is that approachable.

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  6. I'm not new to the Shame, I've quietly been enjoying my drink from the corner booth for some time. I think it's time I tip the keep and let him know how refreshed I feel. Thanks, John

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  7. I'm just gonna grab the mike and do a groupie here, alright? Tiffani, as always, thank you! Gretchen, "elegant simplicity" - could be my new credo. Carpoolqueen, keep sleeping in; other than "those people", there's not much going on that early. Rich, that's saying something. Shanda, thanks for using the word "easy" - it really is. Chris, thanks for stepping into the light. Glad you've enjoyed the drinks.

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  8. Thanks John for sharing your conversations with God.

    Darrell

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