Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Starbucks moment

I met with a friend last night and had a really good time with her. Our hearts and our thinking are sympatico as some would call it. I am excited to hear about what God is doing in her life and heart. It's a special thing to be able to ask someone "what is God teaching you?" and know that person will not look at you like you just had a third eyeball pop out of your forehead or think you are some overly religious zealot.

I am distressed at what I am seeing in the church. Why are our hearts so hardened that we will consider divorce so easily? Why would someone be resistant to the suggestion that we ask God to show us how HE sees that man we are married to? If we are to be able to really love and respect that man it can only help to have a glimpse of the love and affection that God has for that person--for the mercy and compassion he has in his heart toward that man.

I love being able to discuss this with someone who understands that I am a totally flawed person who is only looking at what God showed me and wanting to use what God showed me to work in the hearts of hurting people. I love hearing how God is showing her things about himself. Sometimes it dovetails with things he has shown me and sometimes it is things that blow my mind and open me to new insight.

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