WORDS FROM W.W. September 25, 2009
“UNCOMFORTABLE E-MAILS”

Dear Frank,
Since your prayer conversations with me are getting fewer and far-between, I decided to e-mail you. I know you’re pretty absorbed with internet chatter. I’m feeling a little distance from you. Is itr something I said?
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
I’m assuming that sending this to TheMostHigh@God.com will reach you. Unless you have pop-up protection…since my e-mail is “popping up”. Get it…pop up…you know… heaven?”
You’re right! (Of course, you’re always right!) I’ve been a little…spotty lately. Sorry about that!
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
Was that repentance in your last e-mail? Kind of lame! Lately “spotty” would be an improvement for you. I would call it, because I know, non-existent! My “angels of calculation department” is having a hard time keeping up with the number of hours your fingers are on a game control for “Madden NFL 10”. You seem to have mastered the “wildcat offense”, but what about a prayerful defense.
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
I admit that I use my Xbox to escape from the situations of life. At the end of the day I’m just so tired of dealing with reality that pretending I’m Chad Pennington for a while is a release.
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
What if you started your day with me? Did you ever consider the possibility that I could give you strength at the beginning? It seems like my word says a few things about that. Don’t let the dust get up your nose as you open your bible.
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
That last comment was a little cynical. I’ve never really thought of you as having cynicism.
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
Forty years in the desert will do that to you! Even me! But my cynicism does not cloud my vision, my love, and my faith in you. Even when you’re distant from me it does not change my belief in your potential to be a change agent for my kingdom. It took forty years for my people, but I knew they would reach my destination and realize my promises for them. Forty years, four year, four months, four hours, four minutes…the time is not the important element. What’s important is that any amount of time that you disregard my existence, ignore my presence, or dismiss my worth is offensive!
And yet, I’m gracious and forgiving!
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
I guess I hadn’t really thought of it that way. I admit that I’ve been consumed with my own agenda way too much. In some ways it makes it easier.
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
…And more frustrating! Following your own agenda let’s you control the schedule, control what you decide is the most important, and allow you to set the terms and conditions…and it saps your energy!
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
You can be so brutally honest! Isn’t there something more pressing on your schedule today than me? I mean, the President surely needs direction on more important issues than me!
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
Don’t minimize yourself. You’ve been minimizing me for too long. Don’t just shift the reducing factor to yourself. How I’m working in other people’s lives is my decision. What is that to you?
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
My bad once again! I suppose you want me to make some changes right away. I mean, I assume you’re not giving me a three day furlough before I get serious on this, are you?
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
Time’s a wastin’! And you’ve wasted enough time already. Get with it. The work of the kingdom is too crucial. I need you to be seeing people around you and their needs. I won’t give it away, but there may be someone that you encounter even this morning that needs a life-changing word from you.
Sincerely, God
Dear God,
Okay, okay, okay! Tomorrow would just be a little more convenient than right now today!
Sincerely, Frank
Dear Frank,
If you want convenience, stop by 7-11 on your drive in this morning. I’m not big on convenience! If you’ve read my word you’ll remember that there were too many situations where it was more convenient to replace me with some other god or idol than to be obedient to my will.
So Frank, get going! It’s Sunday morning, and you are still the pastor!
Sincerely, God

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