Saturday, June 8, 2013

What We Have Here

Do any of you remember the movie, "Cool Hand Luke"?  It was not my favorite movie, but there is one line that I have never forgotten......"What we have here is a failure to communicate."

Do you ever feel that?  For a few days I have been corresponding by email with Charis Bible College in CO.  I had gone to the site and ordered their course on Healing by Barry Bennett, but I had inadvertently registered for the online college when I ordered the course.  I wanted the correspondence course, not the online class.....but there was a break down of communication on my part.

Three weeks after ordering I was still waiting for the course to arrive.  I knew our credit card showed  a charge for it, so I emailed...they emailed....I emailed....they emailed.....and finally someone called me and explained things to this ol' granny warrior (remember my Zena Princess Warrior post?).  What we had experienced was a failure to communicate because I had misunderstood what they were offering.  They kept asking me if I had ordered correspondence or online....I was online when I ordered the course so I figured that is what they meant...oh boy!  What we have here.......

Sometimes when we talk with God we may thinking....."What we have here is a failure to communicate."

You have sent your request and you are standing  on God's promises, but the answer to our prayer does not line up with the request, so we find ourselves saying.........Ahhhhh, God?  Did you misunderstand what I was requesting?  Did I not communicate to you clearly my needs?  Did I not read that all Your promises are yes and amen?  Hmmmmmmmm

I think what we may have here is a failure to communicate.

This is where trust comes into the equation.  If His answer to our asking is wait or no or even silence, we need to trust that His plan for us is good,  We trust that there is no failure to communicate, there is only a loving Father who is doing what is best for his children. We trust and rest in that knowledge no matter what we are experiencing.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5,6


Gayle said...

What an insightful meaningful post. It all comes back to faith and trust...

Renee said...

Hi really does, doesn't comes down to faith and trust.

Kim said...

This is such a good insight! More and more I'm thinking that the number one thing I need to know about is how much God loves me. I think if we can grasp that concept that God loves us more than we can imagine, everything else (rest and trust and all of that) will blossom as a result.