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Wednesday, June 3, 2009


And I answered and said, “So be it, LORD.”
~ Jeremiah 11:5 (NKJV)

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
~ Colossians 3:17 (NKJV)

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’ ”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Whether saved or unsaved, happy or discouraged, I believe human response to God can always be summed up in the word “Whatever.”

If rebellious, we will say it with a sneer and disgusted snort, head tossed back, incredulous that anyone presumes to suggest what we should do: “What-EH-ver!”

If resigned to God’s will, understanding that He is God and we are not (and thus we must accept His will, no matter how painful or distasteful), we sigh heavily (perhaps sniffle) and mutter, “WHAT-ever …”

If we accept how very infinite is our Father’s love for us, and how much He longs to bless us if we will but believe He means all for our good, we can receive every single situation or word from Him with a nod and a smile (maybe a laugh), and say, “Yes, Lord. So be it. Whatever You say I will do. Whatever Your will, I accept Your good purpose in it.”

Joy in the Christian walk is found when one knows the proper way to say “Whatever.”

Ah Lord God, Your love and wisdom are beyond comprehension! We do not understand why You do what You do. Please assure us that we do not need to. Please increase our faith and love for You in and through every situation.

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On a personal note: I'd deeply appreciate your prayers. I will attempt to meet with my brother John tonight. Please pray God will make possible our meeting, and soften my brother's heart so I might tell him face to face that I love him. Thank you!


  1. Praying hard for you and your brother! Bless you.

  2. You, and your brother have my prayers. I love you.

  3. It is the next morning, but I will still pray that *whatever* loved you showed, was felt and received.

    Openness and willingness with God are essentials for growth. I want to say whatever with such humility and pliability to Him. I don't just want to say it though, I want to MEAN it.

    Anne, thanks again for posting it real!
    ~ Wendy

  4. Whoop! Whoop! (sound of me cheering)

    Exceptional post.

    Prayers for you and brother John.

  5. Prayers for you and your brother, Anne.


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