234. Honking and Waving

As we left the restaurant after breakfast, a car went by.  There was a honk and someone waved.  Stan waved back, but the car didn’t stop.

“Who was that?” I asked Stan.

“It was a fellow I used to get together with just as you and I do.”

Continuing, Stan said, “I haven’t seen him for several months. He and I used to get together fairly often, but one day he didn’t show up and I haven’t seen him since then.”

“Why did he stop meeting with you?” I asked.

“I’m not positive,” Stan replied, “but I think he simply lost interest in getting together to talk about God and spiritual maturity.”

“That’s too bad,” I responded.

“Yes, I feel badly about that,” Stan replied, “but that was up to him.  Can’t force it.”

Continuing, Stan then said, “It is just like my relationship with God.  He pretty much leaves it up to me to decide whether or not I want to get together and talk or just drive by and honk and wave.”

“There was a time in my life,” Stan said, “when I was content with driving by, honking, and waving at God, but no longer.  I want to stop and have as deep a conversation as possible as often as I can.”

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Come unto Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you want to have an ever-deepening relationship with me.  Please, Lord, forgive all of the times when I choose not to draw closer to you, when I choose to just honk and wave at you as I drive by.  Please lead me in wanting to stop and spend with you all of the time you want.  You know, and I know, the reason for not stopping is my self-focus in wanting to do something else.  Please, Lord, help me in being and doing only who and what you intend.  Thank you I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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