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Pretense

I can't remember the last time I slept through the night, but last night's sleep was better than most. I dream fairly regularly; most are about a failure of my past or the redemption of one of them. If you think I'm hard on myself when I'm awake, you should see me when I'm asleep.

How many of us pretend to want to hear from God, yet ignore what He's already said? For example, I recently overheard this statement (from a Christian): "Maybe this is God's way of telling me not to listen to gossip." Truth is, God has already told us not to listen to gossip. He's also been perfectly clear on whether we are to be part of a church, how to treat the poor, the oppressed, and the stranger, whether to have sex outside of marriage, how to use our time and money, whether to worry, etc. It's ridiculous to claim we are seeking God's direction or listening for His voice when we really just want another shake of the Magic 8-Ball.

Thankfully, He is full of grace. He doesn't pretend to want to hear from us; He asks us over and over to come to Him. He doesn't abandon us, even though we are fickle and faithless. He doesn't pretend to love us—He really does.

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(Using my MIL's computer...)

I suppose I should then say that God is reminding me of this or that, huh?

God spoke to me through my husband last night. I'm gonna make a quick journal entry about it. :)

You need to write a little devotional book

I know, it's not about money, but still...God has plans for money. Your thoughts can be so real (the sword, really). Blessings.
If you think I'm hard on myself when I'm awake, you should see me when I'm asleep.
ah, glad i am not the only person like this. :( have you dealt much with this? how have you learned to think about being this way? probably my biggest issue to deal with right now... and i am trying to learn.