God has a way of showing up without a moments notice. Ever had guest arrive at your home without a phone call, text message, inbox notice? I have. I scrambled around trying to get things in place, hoping that my uninvited guest hadn't noticed the shoe in the middle of the floor, dishes from last evenings meal, my collection of empty water bottles on the counter, the dust on the living room table...See they came by because they believe we're in relationship. They're a relative (no matter how distant), they're a friend (regardless as to the last time we talked), we've waved to one another from across the street (can't tell them that I was shooing away a fly). But the fact of the matter is that I've done something to insinuate to my guest, that we are in relationship and coming by is okay. I did, at the ripe old age of 8 years old, purposely, do something to God signal to God that I wanted a relationship with Him. And today, when I was least expecting it, He came a knocking.
I was cleaning the guest bathroom with my daughter (imagine that, I was in a place where guest are expected to visit once they come through the door), thinking about her as a child and God began to speak. "How often do you clean this room?" He said. Not often enough was my reply. "If you spoke with Me as often as you clean this room, where do you think you'd be?" "Not on the best of terms," I said. It made me think about whether or not I take advantage of opportunities to have conversations with God. Does He have to catch me when He can or do I avail myself to Him? Just a thought. Are there times when God comes a knocking and your not in or hiding, maybe caught in a difficult or embarrassing situation and you act as if He's said nothing. I'm just wondering.
I wan't expecting for Him to show up in the bathroom today, but He did and we talked for awhile. And I have to admit He does bring great conversation, no matter where we may find ourselves chatting.
Writing and observing are two of my favorite things to do. As I go along my day, I hope to share with you what I see or in some cases, what I hear.