Conversation with God

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by CJ Peterson

Why is it that you park in the drive ways . . . and drive in the parkways? Why is it that when children are babies, we encourage them to ‘pass gas’ or ‘burp’, yet it’s unacceptable to do so when we hit our Jr. High age?

Why is it that when we’re walking, jogging, or even taking a shower, that is the only time we truly sit down and think things through? Why is it that we wait until things ‘hit the fan’, before we decide to do something about it?

Why is it that our Father has the immeasurable patience to put up with our antics . . . yet turn around a split second later looking to comfort us in our sorrows . . . doesn’t His patience EVER wear thin?

In looking at my life lately, I just sometimes wonder why He doesn’t just shake His beautiful head at me, and let me go off on my own. For some strangeand unknownreason to me, He still feels fit to want to ‘keep me out of trouble’ that always seems to find me! *shrugs with a grin*

I may have told you my story, and someday, I’m sure it may be one of my best sellers – if I ever get the guts to put it in print! The things that He has brought me through . . . the things He has saved me from . . . Heh! I feel reallybad for my guardian angel! I can see it now! He’s up in Heaven, talking to my Father . . .

Angel: “But Lord! My word! Have you SEEN what trouble she’s gotten into lately?!?”

Father: “Yes”, He replies calmly.

Angel: “I love, honor, and worship you, Lord . . . but I’m tired!! Can’t you send in one of the fresh recruits?”

Father: “Don’t you understand?” He shook His head, slightly perplexed – even though He already knew the answer.

Angel: “Understand what?”

Father: “Understand the future I have for her,” He simply said.

Angel: In wide-eyed exasperation, “But Lord!! She’s not going to make it!!”

Father: “That is precisely why I placed youover her as her guard. Don’t you understand that she is not only one of My daughters – she’s one of the Princesses of This Kingdom.”

Angel: “Yes sir, however, may I point out that she will be joining us a lotsooner than You planned at the rate she is going?”

Father: With a pleasant smile on His face, He chuckles.

Angel: “A thousand pardons, my Lord, but what are you laughing at?”

Father: “That you lady’s story has her ducking and running for cover. It has you chasing your tail to keep up with her.”

Angel: “That’s my point!”

Father: He leans forward, with His elbows on His knees, as he gently explains, “Don’t you see that she’s in My refining fire?”

Angel: “Then, You’d better keep a closer eye on her! She’s about to melt completely!”

Father: Shaking His head, He says, “What others have thrown away . . . what others have called ‘filthy’, ‘marred’, ‘useless’, ‘beyond help’ . . . I will use! To me, she is ‘priceless’, ‘pure’, ‘strong’, and will help many! That one woman, does have a purpose – as many of my children do. I don’t take them through the fire, just to set them aside. I take them through, so they can help others through.”

Angel: “I understand that, Lord, but she’s just about burnt out!”

Father: He shrugged at the simple solution. “Then, guide her to safety.”

Angel: “Is that possible?”

Father: “With Me? All things are possible!” He winked, with a smile.

Angel: “Then I will complete my mission!”

Father: “Go swiftly . . . and know that I will use her for great things!”

Angel: He bowed, before beginning to step away. Then he faltered, and looked up at The Father, and asked, “She will survive, right?”

Father: “There’s a reason she has gone through the fire so much. She isa survivor. She isstrong. She willdo great things for this Kingdom. Take care of her . . . and I will take care of the rest.”

Angel:He stood up straight. With renewed vigor, he saluted The Lord, and said, “Yes sir!” and he was gone.

. . . Is your angel tired? Worn out? Know that there is a reason for this! You WILL be used for good! You ARE strong!

Thank you so much for allowing me to be one of your bloggers! I really appreciate you and all you do!
God bless,

C.J. Peterson

About the Author:

CJ PetersonI was raised in a Christian military home, but it was far from tranquil. Like many young people, I left home as soon as possible, and went my own way, thinking I knew better. To me anything was better than where I was. Unfortunately, some of the choices I made led me away from the Lord, and sometimes that path was a dangerous one.
God is faithful, even when His children are lost and wandering. When I needed Him most, the Lord was there for me. He led me out of that danger and into a new life…a life where I am loved and appreciated. He taught me what ‘real love’ is, and what it’s supposed to look like through my family and wonderful husband.
Who knew that “Prince Charming” actually existed? I hoped and prayed he was out there, and I found him! He is a 24 year Navy veteran and the love of my life! With his encouragement, I rediscovered the creativity I thought I had lost a long time ago, and have begun to publish the books I have written through the years. The words in these books helped me through my struggles, and my prayer is they will help others.
The way in which I write my Christian Books, is unique to say the least. I am a realistic Christian. People are people, they stumble, they fall, they trip, but God continues to dust us off, and set us back on the path again, if we just learn to trust in Him.
The challenges faced in my past give me a perspective on the realities of living the Christian life that some people may never see. There are times we wander away from God…there are times when we draw closer to Him. In our arrogance we think we can make it on our own. However, the One who made this world, and who made you, has the answers, and thankfully, He forgives our impudence and petulance and loves us through it all. God is a God of love, mercy, grace, and guidance. He loves us and only wants the best for us.
Those who have read my books, describe them as encouraging, frustrating, and a wonderful read all at the same time. The same character that could have you crying one minute, will have you cheering the next! One of my editors, stated that ‘she was so into the story, that she forgot to edit, and had to go back to do the editing’.
I pray you will enjoy my books as well!

While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.

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