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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The USA (01/08/09)

TITLE: For Such A Time As This (ii)
By Carol Shaffron
01/14/09


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Psa 139:16

(ASV) Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.


Psa 40:7

(JPS) Then said I: 'Lo, I am come with the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;


Lord, You know where I am though I sometimes forget You are with me, even as close as my heartbeat.

Snowflakes dance from heaven to earth creating a powdered sugar dusting on sidewalks, streets, lawns, trees and rooftops. Temperatures seem to be riding a roller coaster dipping and rising keeping us in suspense from day to day. More snowflakes race from the skies to knit a thick blanket covering on the frozen ground.

As a child I delighted in sledding, building snow forts and having snowball fights with my friends. Now, as beautiful as it looks, itís a bit of annoyance because I have to shovel or sweep my walks. It creates a slight annoyance..

Where did the delight go? Oh, to be a child again!

Whatís that you say, Father? I am Your child. Yes, You did say, Unless we receive the kingdom as a little child we cannot enter in. But God..

Attitude, child, attitude! You know I placed you right where I need you?

silence

Weeeellllll, You know, Lord, I am thankful that You did send me to the good old USA! Itís not so good in other places in this world. Please, Father, send peace to Israel and Afghanistan and to all those places where people donít even have shelterÖ

How petty of me to grumble about a little snow on my sidewalks living here in the US where I am free to enjoy it. Besides, it does melt eventually for all the annoyance it seems to cause.

Yes, I suppose that is an opportunity to choose a good attitude. After all it is a choice! Not Papa?

silence

Forgive me, Father?

Forgiven.

Oh, and thank you for sending me here into the good olí USA! Please protect all the millions who arenít so blessed. And help me to remember to pray for them daily.

Thatís my girl..


(KJV) Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalms 139:16

(GW) Then I said, "I have come! (It is written about me in the scroll of the book.)
Psalm 40:7


JPS, GW Godís Word from e-Sword Bible download, KJV King James Version from Bible Explorer 4 Bible download


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Jan Ackerson 01/15/09
I love the idea of a dialogue between God and the narrator. There's some very lovely writing here.

It'd be easier to follow if something (maybe italics?) differentiated the words of God from the words of the narrator.

This is a strong entry--thanks!
Karlene Jacobsen 01/15/09
Good entry. I enjoy reading conversations with God, as well as writing my own. It helps me to sort through and hear HIM more clearly.