We interrupt this program…


So, I had a bad day.  Friday.  And, to top it all off, some mean old man yelled calling me a stupid a** b**ch.  Yes.He.Did.  From his big honkin’ truck next to me.  ‘Cause I wasn’t driving fast enough for him.  I drive plenty fast, and I have a ticket from last Monday to prove it thankyouverymuch.

My girlfriend, Bonnie, knows how to make a girl feel better. 

“You are a SMART a** b**ch,” she reminded me. 

She made me laugh.  I needed that J

I sulked on Friday.  But, I assure you, I didn’t stay there.

On Saturday, I decided to indulge into some much needed me time.  My sitter arrived, and I headed for Barnes and Noble then Panera to read.

‘Lo and behold, if God didn’t try to make MY time HIS time.  The nerve.  He started asking me questions like, “Do you want to know MY plans for you?”  “Do you trust ME?”  “Have you stopped to think that I may want you to do something for ME?”  “Are you seeking ME first?”  “I thought one of your New Year’s resolutions was to surrender ALL of YOU to ME.”

Um, can’t we discuss these things at a later time?  I have an appointment with a latte and Edward Cullen.  Oh, and smooth one throwing in one my resolutions. 

For real.

But, He wouldn’t let up.  He was relentless.

And, He reminded me how relentless He is about loving me. 

I can remember when I was worried about John Henry, and my mom told me, “Don’t you know that Jesus loves John Henry even more than you do?”

It’s hard to think about that kind of love as it relates to our own selves.

All of this being said – mostly by Him – I’ve decided to seek Him first.  He will give me EVERYTHING I NEED from day to day if I make His Kingdom my primary concern.

If and when I fail to do so, I’m sure He’ll catch up with me over a latte.  He’s good like that.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.  Matthew 6:33

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12 responses to “We interrupt this program…

  1. Panera, really? How come I always get the 5 (&*@#) a.m. messages from God? I’m going to discuss this with him. Probably tomorrow before the sun is up (insert heavy sigh here).

    On the serious side, I pray for you guys, God’s plan, and God’s timing almost everytime I pass the Dairy. Usually not at 5 a.m.

  2. thanks for the reminder sister…i needed that to start my week.

  3. Kevin

    You never know what can happen if you listen to His whisper. Did you see Bill Hyble’s message when he was at LifeChurch.tv? It’s online if you haven’t. If Bill had not listened to His whisper, Willow Creek might not be….so listen Dusty and watch what great things God will do

  4. Dusty Takle

    Debbie, your prayers mean so much more than you know. Seriously, they do. Oh, how I love the body of Christ.

    Kevin, I’m listening! Just need to make sure I’m obeying, too 🙂

  5. Judy

    That’s my Boo!!!!!!!! Such words of wisdom that girl….gets it from her Mama I guess ….

  6. Bonnie

    That’s what I’m here for….

  7. Judy

    Did that guy know you are a “BLACK BELT”??????????

  8. Wow, you did have a bad day!! Terrible, (the mercy coming out of me) His mercies are NEW every morning….Thank God! WEll, the forgiveness key comes in…forgive him Lord, he knows not what he does. Don’t mess with the King’s kids! Right? Prayers, love you!

  9. Oh my goodness gracious.

    I love you Dusty Takle.

  10. I might have to stay out of Panera. I haven’t been to one before and God seems to find me everywhere already. 🙂 I am one of those hard headed short bus kids. He has to spend extra time with me.

  11. shari oliver

    you are so funny and cute, reminds me of someone i know 🙂 that’s why i love you. when i come to okc i want to meet cindy beall, go to the consign shop and sit in the adirondack chairs at red rock with a “chite” that would be chardonnay and sprite. mostly sprite 🙂 love ya

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