As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Merciful Firecrackers

You know one of the wondrous things about God is His amazing mercy.

He looks at us and says, "You are doing something stupid, and you know it is stupid, but you're still doing it. Obviously you need me to save you from yourself because that thing you think is a crackerjack is really an A-bomb in the making."

Then He gives us a hard slap on the wrist, and we whine about the slap on the wrist that saves us from the major explosion with potential to destroy us.

I am thankful for the slap on the wrist.


Tracy said...

I think I agree with you. Ouch anyway! God bless

mizzbrizz said...

Or the smack upside the head because a mere wrist slap isn't enough! LOL! Or maybe that's just a me thing! LOL!

Jerri Kelley said...

Tracy, it really can be a huge "OUCH!" Thankfully, this time it was a great conversation that went something like this:

"Daddy, I need help. I'm acting like a drug addict that can't walk away. I need you to remove the 'drug' for me."

He said, "Not a problem. Glad to do that. Just don't go back to the crack house."

And He removed it, and I haven't gone back. :-) The truth is He so wants us to be successful, and He will do whatever we need Him to for that to happen. Goodness, He put His Son on the cross. Do we really think He is afraid to jerk something bad for us out of our hands and listen to us scream like a two-year old? Nope.

He is beyond wildly amazing. :-)

Blessings, woman of God! You are a treasure!!!! And I give thanks for you!!!

Jerri Kelley said...

Mizzbrizz, it's a you thing. LOL!!!

You so know better.

In this case, it was a wrist slap, but I have had a few of those Gibbs-back-of-the-head-quit-being-stupid slaps myself. So glad He loves us enough to do that!!!

Love and appreciate you, my friend!