7.12.2013

trusting that God will come through tomorrow too


I said yes without thinking.  That was my first mistake.

When Michelle asked if I'd write a guest post for her blog, I naively hit the send button after keying three quick letters, y-e-s.  Maybe if I'd taken the time to write out a sentence--which probably would have stated that I've never done this before--I would have seen my enthusiasm for what it was: naive stupidity.  As soon as I lifted my finger off the enter key, it sprung up to cover my mouth as my cantaloupe eyes seemed to bust out of my head.  What have I done. . .ahhh. . .just what do you think you'll write, anyway?  Undo.  Undo!  

So, a week later with my panic lulling more like Eyore in the background than Tigger bouncing on my eardrum, I wrote a midweek blog post.  As I cleaned up the last phrases, I sat back and thought. . . I should save this one.  What if God doesn't show up the week I'm supposed to write for Michelle?

The poor theology in this question rolled its eyes and said, "You're kidding, right?"  Sure, I can say in my best sing-song, Sunday school voice that "God always shows up, God is always present. , and God is faithful," but do those words do any heavy-lifting in my actual life?  I don't want to trivialize these deep statements, but I'm starting to wonder how much I know but don't really KNOW.

. . . I'm doing my first-ever guest post over at my friend Michelle's blog today.  Will you pardon my jumping up and down and join me over there for the rest of the story?

3 comments:

  1. Read you post at Graceful today. I enjoyed it a lot. Now I have another blog to read!

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  2. I'm glad you decided not to hoard this one, Evi -- I think the tension between knowing faith and living it is a place where we all live. It's helpful to see it framed in words and to realize that every day we have the choice to trust or not to trust and to live like we really believe it.

    Also, you're awesome.

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  3. I also read you at Michelle's.

    Love Michelle, and she attracts the best kind of people.

    Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

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