Home Read What's New Join
My Account Login

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge



how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level


submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners

Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.



how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Appointment (02/09/12)

TITLE: What if You Wrote and God Answered
By Joy Chitsey


What if You Wrote and God Answered

Dear God,

Why can’t we choose our own appointment with death? I think life here on earth would be so much easier for me. I think I would make better choices in the way I live. I think I could prepare my family for the time when I leave this earthly home.

Trying to understand,

Your Child

* * * *

My Dear Child,

Remember, I’m your Father in Heaven. I’m your Creator. I planned your life to be like a puzzle piece which fits into its special space in my great masterpiece of the creation for the Salvation of Mankind.

When you read Psalms 139:13-16, it explains how I alone formed you in your mother’s womb. You should praise Me because I made you in a wonderful and amazing way. I saw your skeleton form take shape while the flesh grew on your bones—from an embryo into the person you are today.

Yes, I did ordain the number of days you’d have on the earth, because I have a purpose for your life. Being aware of your thoughts, your heart, and your weaknesses, I’m willing to give you grace and mercy, because you are only human. All you have to do is ask.

Now, think. If I gave you the opportunity to choose the days of your birth and your death, that would mean, you’d be here in heaven standing behind Me while I wrote your appointments in the Lamb’s Book of Life. You would have seen the wonders of heaven and all its glory. My self-sacrificing Son, Jesus Christ, would have already captured your heart without you having to experience some of His suffering.

Do you really think you’d want to leave heaven to live on the earth for a few brief moments in time? I think not.

I realize that some humans get wrapped up in their own universe of family, friends, and career and forget about Me. My heart saddens to think that not all people will choose to have faith in Me and depend on the Holy Trinity for strength, hope, and wisdom. But that’s just the way it is. I’d rather have a few people like you who want to know Me, live by My ways, and choose My wonderful Son as their Savior to be their focal point for making life’s decisions.

My child, I love you and I want you to choose to love Me while you live on earth. Enjoy all the many blessings I have planned. It is up to you to receive each day as a gift and seek Me in My favorite places—your morning quiet times, scriptures which speak directly to your heart, and in nature itself—sunrises and sunsets, multicolored seasons, and the massive sky both during the day and the night.

Yes, I agree with you, it would be easier to know the time schedule of your life; the way you will die; and have the opportunity to prepare your loved ones for your death. But that’s not feasible, because you’re only human.

In Isaiah 55:7, I shared My intimate views with the prophet. “. . . For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways . . . . As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”*

In other words, I Am the eternal, sovereign Creator of this entire universe. I Am in control of all things here on earth and in heaven at all times, but I’ve given each person “free will” to choose the way they want to live.

The generation in which you live now is no different than the generation when time began. There have always been stubborn, foolish people who refuse to take time to be still and know that I AM God. How much patience would you have had for these rebels of MY creation?

I’m certain; mankind would have already been a vapor.

My hope for you, dear child, is to continue searching the scriptures for My answers to your questions and prayers. Hopefully, you’ll witness how My Will is done here on earth as it is in Heaven. I will look forward to the day when it’s time for your appointment to meet Me, personally, in My great throne room in heaven.

With all My love,


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.

This article has been read 343 times
Member Comments
Member Date
C D Swanson 02/16/12
I loved this entire creative piece. It was beautiful and touched my heart. I loved the whole concept you formed with the topic. Wonderful job. Personal preference I love KJV, or NKJV.

I am very impressed - fantastic job. Thank you for this. God Bless~
Brenda Rice 02/17/12
Well done. So creative, full of truth, easy to read and is right on topic. Thanks.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/19/12
I think this was a very creative way to tell your message. I chuckled because it also shows how different people are. Personally, I think one of God's greatest gifts is that we don't know when are time is up. Regardless of what we would prefer, you did a nice job with this piece.
Darlene Casino 02/22/12
This was creative, a Q&A with Almighty God. I loved the response God gave and felt my spirit shaking her head in agreement with all that was said. I just loved the article...Nice work..
Martha Black02/29/12
I loved the contrast between puny man and God. I was reading last night in Isaiah how compared to Him, we are grasshoppers. I cannot imagine how badly we would mess up if given the opportunity to call the shots. I'll take God's way, thank you!

Very creative and well done!