Monday, March 31, 2008

God Speaks

A woman at church sat down next to me before the service started and told me that the Lord told her to share this story with me:

When I was going out with my husband we would fornicate and everytime we did I would go in the bathroom and cry. I didn't know why God would give me these feelings if I wasn't supposed to act on them. I was just so hurt and confused. Finally, I told my husband -- we were not even engaged yet -- that he either marry me or leave me. And he married me.

She sat back in the chair and smiled. By the look on her face I could tell that she was so pleased with herself because she had obeyed God and shared her experience with me.

Hmph.

Well, instead of getting offended and telling her to mind her own business, I returned the smile, gave her a hug and thanked her. She then got up and went back to her seat.

I wonder if the Lord also told her that my guy will marry me but the reason why we're not married is because I won't marry him. Something to think about.

First of all, I know God will speak to me through his word and through other people. I also know that he's been telling me to get married for years. That is why I couldn't get offended when ole girl shared this info with me. A few months ago I would have though. A few months ago I probably would have left the church because of it. That's how easily I get offended. Anyway, this is probably the third or fourth time the Lord has given this woman a word for me. I think she's a stalker. I think she thinks she's my own personal spiritual advisor. **deep sigh** I don't know what her deal is. She's harmless and I have enough wisdom to know when someone is yanking me. But it makes me wonder who else she is "advising". I mean there are some pretty impressionable people at church -- that's why they are there -- they are looking for guidance. And instead of looking to God and waiting on Him, they grasp onto anybody who appears to know what they are talking about. That can be dangerous.

Last night my guy and I were in the kitchen getting some ice cream and he was talking about taking a real vacation. I told him whatever he wanted to do was fine with me but I didn't want him spending a lot of money planning a vacation. He said, "I know, I don't plan to. Besides we need to save for the wedding." "What wedding?" "Our wedding." I shook my head and said, "We can just go to City Hall."

6 comments:

Blah Blah Blah said...

I like your reaction...it's what I would have done. Yea, me! Now, I may have thought all types of things but I would have just said...ok.

Why not get married?
I mean, I think I might have an idea but...why?

LadyLee said...

You know, when I began reading that, I was like "Wait a minute, Chele, you the one with the cold feet, right?"

LOL.

Yeah, take what she says with a grain of salt. I like that you were polite... and kept it moving.

My test for that type of stuff, if someone runs up on me with something.... Have I been praying about it heavily? Have I been journalling like crazy about it? Has it been irking me, or weighing on my mind? Most importantly, do I have an answer already, and someone has come along my path to confirm it?

If not... let's just say, I do like you- smile, be polite, and keep it moving...

As you say, that type of thing can be dangerous...

Wendy said...

Chele I'm glad you took the high road. Who knows, that word may have come from HIM. I'm sure when you are ready you will take the plunge again.Some days I am thinking "never again' and others I think I might.

lyre said...

I think you just said yes! hahahahah! I can't believe it! We have to have a Cyber shower! What a smooth way to ask! I LIKE B! "I gotta plan for the wedding" = Will you marry me? "We can go to City Hall."= YES! hee hee GOD HAS SENT YOU A GOOD MAN! I Love it!

Aunt Jackie said...

that reminds me of when i was in my twenties and i was living in a studio with my boy friend in a Jewish neighborhood...

Everytime he would leave the landlord would hiss at me that if he loved me he would marry..

I made him buy me a ring so she could shut up but i was no more marrying him than the man in the moon.

you on the other hand...well never say never.

personally when people think the Lord is talking to ME thru THEM me thinks they are a little crazy!

Bballmom said...

Your story reminds me of something:
One Sunday at church the Pastor's wife stopped me and in passing mentioned how she plans Saturday night what she needs for Sunday so when the Reverend says lets go, she can keep it moving no problems. (We were both heading to the restroom at the time) Now, mind you, this was a QUICK convo on her part and she almost NEVER has a conversation with me.

What she didn't know was that I was PISSED at my husband about something having to do with getting to church on time or being ready on time. Something like that. I don't even remember what I was mad about,there was something else said too, but I don't remember that part.

I thanked her and went on about my business. But, something possessed her to share that with me and she isn't the "preachy" type. Who knows....