I like Clarissa because the gospel brings her to tears. And because she believes that God is big enough for her to pray for big/impossible things. And she tells me I can pray for big things too. It's pathetic how we go to God and say, "God, do you think you could maybe help me fix this relationship? Or I mean, maybe just cross our paths so we say hello. But, I mean, if You don't want to, that's OK."
You want something but don't get it. … You do not have, because you do not ask God. James 4:2
So I'm deciding to pray for big things. Because God is big. (And don't jump to any conclusions about the title of this post; I'm not praying for marriage ... yet.)
But I do have friends who are getting married! In fact, in the last two mail days, I've received three wedding invitations.
- Rob and Melissa - Virginia, May 30
- Jenn and Evan - Kansas City, June 5
- Anne and Sam - Lawrence, June 5
And please always always always wear your seat belt. This is more important to me than giving blood, and I am a big supporter of donating blood. (Which is probably really needed by people who don't wear seat belts.) 63% of people killed in car accidents are not wearing their seat belts.
In the Bible, God actually tells people, "Hey, when you build your house, but a rail around the roof so no one falls off of it and dies." If there had been cars in Bible times, God probably would have said, "Wear your seat belt so you don't get hurt. And make your friends wear their seat belts."