Wednesday, February 24, 2016
God has feelings, too
Year 4-Day 55: Today, I am thankful for Charlie Brown...and the reminder that God has feelings, too.
I think most of us can relate to Charlie Brown in one way or another. The artist, Charles M. Schulz, applied the Walt Disney Disney Art Studios after high school, but they rejected him based on his drawing test. It was obvious, Disney didn't think he had enough talent.
Thank goodness he didn't stop drawing the day that rejection letter arrived. It must have been beyond disappointing and right into the discouraging, depressing category. Still, the fire burned inside of him and he continued to draw. There was a great deal of life for Schulz between Disney's rejection and real success. He kept drawing.
Life has it's peaks and it's valleys, but it is lived day by day. We have to press on. The bigger plan is rarely revealed ahead of time and we miss the "foreshadowing" because we are living it.
I am grateful we can talk to God, but do I forget at times that "God has feelings, too."? It is so easy to cry to to him in our distress, but ignore the opportunities to talk to him in pure relationship and even in the fun moments of life. We can, literally, chat with him like the friend he wants to be. Building the kind of relationship where we know His heart...and he knows ours, too.
Do we communicate our daily struggles? Or, just hope he doesn't notice? Nothing is hidden from him...so we might as well "fess up". He wants to rescue, steady our feet, encourage and cheer our souls. Our struggles fill him with compassion when shared in relationship. Isn't that what best friends do? Share the struggles.