poetry

Get Fit Father Knows Best

Get Fit-Father Knows Best

It is time to shape up

Time to ‘Get Fit’

I’ll be off to the gym

With all of my grit.

 

No need for new clothes

Or fancy new shoes,

I need to gain muscle

Get firm, fat to lose.

 

Now while I was driving

seeking The Lord for wisdom,

Get a job, join the gym,

Came a sign from heaven, concerning my decision.

 

In my heart I was simply asking

get a job, join the gym, Lord how bout it?

God has a great sense of humor.

With this answer, now I don’t doubt it

Word from you version Bible this morning

Knowing to stop

crackers and buttered bread,

The struggle is real

And a choice I dread.

 

Discussing with another

my thoughts and intention,

When a car pulled in front

personalized plate, witty invention.

 

The tag read ‘Get Fit’

Is this my sign?

Confirmation or mere coincidence?

A word in due season, just in time

 

So when you pray

be careful what you ask

He speaks very plainly,

Here’s your sign about the task!

 

© laurette laster 2018 July

Matthew 6:8-13 The Message (MSG)

7-13 “The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.

My husband and I were driving home after spending five days in Galveston. I was driving and Greg was half dozing. The truck was quiet and I was following the flow of the traffic.

I truly believe I am in a new season and I am to write. This has been a major shift and a huge transition from me. I got what I believe is confirmation from a good friend at church. He told me he felt that The Lord had instructed him to give me a scripture each week.

I was energized and extremely happy when he told me and shared this with me.

He on the other hand felt somewhat out of place and nervous. He told me that he knew I read my bible, and explained to me he felt a little weird about this. He let me know if I didn’t t think he heard from The Lord, to please say so.

I explained to my friend I would always desire to hear from The Lord, and was honored to receive whatever The Lord gave him, for me. The next week I met him in the hallway as we were each leaving our class. I held out my hand with a huge smile on my face and true to his word he placed a piece of paper with Revelation 21:4-5 written on it.

The first scripture I received from my friend was, Revelation 21:4-5 I couldn’t wait to see what The Lord would speak to me. So I hurried to my pew and looked it up.

What stood out to me was, Behold I make all things new, and He said to me, Write for these words are true and faithful.

I believe this was a message to me through the word of God. This word didn’t come from some mighty prophet, or did it?

Yes I believe it did. A man who is following the unction of Holy Spirit and delivers to me from the Table of The Lord. The Bread of life. There is not a better prophetic word than one right off the page of God’s Holy, Inspired book.

Most of the poems and the writings The Spirit pours out are deep and thought provoking. The poems speak of love, hope, my journey, the pain I see in another’s eyes, etc. Many are prophetic and a call to the Church. I enjoy them all and am amazed that The Lord is using me in this new way.

Every now and then He surprises me with something funny, light and humorous.

I’m someone who has always worked. I have been in leadership and management at various levels for most of my working life. This type of responsibility can be overwhelming and not conducive to writing or having quiet time to reflect and be creative. Having been someone who has worked very hard and been very busy, I can say it feels good. It is having purpose in life and having a nice income is a great perk also. I know these are God given values and I know God desires that we work and have purpose. But can our purpose change? Are we discovering different levels of life along the way? Will our true destiny and purpose take us on a different road?

What about when the tide changes? The new scenery, the shifting, the unknown? The faith it until I take it journey?

As I said I was driving. It was a quiet peaceful Sunday afternoon. We were returning home from a wonderful time at the beach, soaking up the sun, touring historical homes, ships, and exploring Galveston’s history, then ending our trip with a wonderful Church Service. Not neglecting to assemble with new brothers and sisters, and meeting together with other fellow believers.

In my mind I was thinking, what do I need to do to become more active. Wondering if I should go to work or go to the gym so I could continue to write.

Greg woke up and we began talking. I told him what I was thinking about and said I’ve been seeking The Lord about these things.

Greg doesn’t believe I am to return to the corporate world. He would never tell me I can, or I cannot. The truth is I do not believe I am supposed to either, but sometimes I still wonder, am I missing it? Greg, encourages me to seek and follow The Lord and His will for my life.

Greg said if you want to join the gym, then join the gym. Simple advice. He has been telling me this for over a year now. Remember I am the hard worker, the independent woman, the one who is adjusting to the change. In all honesty, I worry and possibly I’m a little afraid. I worry that Greg will think I am not doing my part. Maybe somewhere in the old me, that old voice says, I must ‘pull my weight’ so to speak.

Well God was listening in on our conversation. Imagine that.

No He wasn’t listening He was very much a part of our conversation. Where two or three are gathered in My Name I am there also.

A beautiful teal Mercedes Benz, with a personalized license plate pulled over right in front of me. It seemed once I noticed the tag “Get Fit” it sped off.

Greg said, “well sweetheart I think you just got your answer.” Wow! Confirmation or mere coincidence? I do not believe in coincidences.

Did you know In our original language of Hebrew there is not a word for coincidence or retirement?

Greg and I laughed so hard about this.

I’m amazed and so in love with God. God wants to be asked for His opinion. He longs to share His wisdom with His children.

The Bible says to seek God and His wisdom.

Matthew 7:7 Jesus tells us;

Ask and it will be given

Seek and you will find

Knock and it will be opened to you.

I guess drive and you will see a sign follows, huh?

I love The Lord so much. I lay all my thoughts and desires before Him, and ask that He speak to me just as I would expect an all knowing earthly father to speak to me. Many years ago I would go to my knees and call out to Him, Father I call upon You according to Jeremiah 33:3 and you know if I had an earthly father, he would answer when I call. So I believe you answer me when I call. You said You would tell me things to come.

Yet this Father, our Father, who is omnipresent, omnipotent, immutable, all powerful, all knowing speaks in such simple ways. Isn’t He funny sometimes?

What a God, what a Father and what a Friend we have in Jesus.

I truly believe it was confirmed. Behold I am doing a new thing. Write.

God Bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and give you Shalom! I pray you see how gracious He is to each of us.

Thank you for listening with me, Laurette

Oh and PS keep an eye out for your sign.

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