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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 22: Just Tell Him


Childlike FAITH.

As I was on the beach with my grandchildren

my grandson wanted to find a coconut.

So I took the risk and told him to ask GOD.

And he replied, "But GOD can't hear me".

And I told him that GOD hears everything that you tell HIM.

and that I talk to HIM all the time.

If you are sad, tell HIM.

If you are afraid, tell HIM.

If you are ______, tell HIM.

And then I thought "oops".

What if he now asks GOD for a coconut,

but he doesn't find one?

Hmm.

Think about it.

We ask. GOD hears. But we don't get what we want.

But does that mean GOD hasn't heard our request?

We know the answer, but how do you tell a 5 year old.

You just tell him.

Sometimes GOD will give you exactly what you ask for.

Sometimes GOD will not give you exactly what you ask for,

but HE will give you exactly what you need in that moment.

So he was ready to ask GOD for a coconut.

And THANK GOD that there on the beach was a coconut!!!

Now that was a GOD moment.

And then it happened.

I heard the little soft whisper of my 3 year old granddaughter,

who was also experiencing the coconut miracle,

as she said,

"GOD, can you send me a tissue!"

as her nose really needed one.

Oh CHILD LIKE FAITH.

I think I was the one who really had a lesson about GOD.

And it started with a coconut

and an unplanned moment

that will be forever etched on my heart.

GOD hears.

GOD sees.

GOD feels.

GOD knows.

If you could ASK GOD for one thing what would that one thing be?

Is it a WHY GOD WHY?

Is it a WHERE GOD WHERE?

Is it a HOW GOD HOW?

Is it a WHAT GOD WHAT?

Does it really matter about what you are asking GOD

or is it about just INVITING GOD into your life

and just asking HIM for a coconut or a tissue?

“Don’t bargain with GOD. Be direct. Ask for what you need.

This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in.

If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust?

If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate?

As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing.

You’re at least decent to your own children.

So don’t you think the GOD who conceived you in love will be even better?"(Matthew 7:7-11)

What is that ONE thing that you want to

ASK GOD about,

yet just can't muster up the guts to ask HIM

because

you fear what you may hear or may not hear?

Because what if you don't receive a coconut or a tissue, does not mean

that GOD isn't really listening?

Let's FAST from KEEPING SILENT

and stuffing EVERYTHING

and numbing EVERYTHING

and instead

TALK TO GOD about EVERYTHING~

so that you become so full of

GOD that

HIS PEACE

HIS HOPE

HIS JOY

HIS LOVE

overtakes you

that you forget about the coconut

because you are

"TALKING TO JESUS" (listen to the song below)


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