Do You Hand God a Bill?
by T.L. Wiens
I was invited to a friend’s house for dinner. Her children wanted to serve the meal and I thought it would be a fun evening. Our plates were empty, the meal very much enjoyed, and my friend and I prepared to clear the table when one of the children handed me a bill. Their mother turned red, snatched the bill from my hands and chastised her children.
I wonder how many times we invite our Heavenly Father for a meal, a time of fellowship and hand Him a bill for showing up?
We live in the time of nothing is free. So many times we put our list of wants at Jesus’ feet like a bill—I spent time with you and now you must do this for me. We forget who He is and who we are in His Kingdom.
I know for me, it’s something I need to keep in check
—I serve Him, not the other way around.
John the Baptist had it right.
“He (Jesus) it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.” (John 1:27, KJV).
Jesus Christ is our King. He and the Father are One. (paraphrased from John 10:30, KJV)
We need to remember that in every aspect of our relationship with Him.
Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.
She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.
- Why is Study Important? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How Can I Learn from My Dad? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)