“Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done.” Psalm 37:5
A few months before my high school graduation, I secretly made plans to scrap the idea of going to business school in Omaha and go by bus to California to be closer to my fiancé, who was in the U.S. Navy. One evening after dinner, I blurted out to Mom and Dad, “I’m not going to Omaha”! I’m sure I shocked and confused them with my tearful, poorly rehearsed confession, which changed the trajectory of my life.
In less than three years, I had witnessed my parents release my two older brothers to the military right out of high school, and now I would be leaving, too. If I were making plans today, instead of in 1964, I would text my parents or e-mail them and not have to look at the expression on their face and the hurt in their eyes.
In the Psalms, David writes that we should “keep company with God, get in on the best.” (vs. 4) And, to do that, we need to communicate with God through whatever medium works best—preaching, teaching, reading, writing. I communicate best with God when I’m writing; be it a story, a presentation, or my daily blog. I’m guessing some of the stories I write shock and confuse him, too.
Dear God, read my blogs and know that I love you. Amen.