Field Notes From A Prayer Warrior

God’s Math is different…

miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency

God’s Math is different.–Mel W.

Luke 6:38–Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Every morning I have to prime the pump with the Word of God. By the time I come to Him in prayer, I’m ready, and as I pray, out begins to flow the living Water, just bubbling up, this endless well of love, spilling over. I just keep saying, “Lord, fill me up, so I can go out and just give and give and give, not keeping any back!”

I loved someone once who “didn’t like to share.” He thought when I gave love to others, spent time away from him, hugged someone else, there would be less love for him. He thought love was a finite pie, and every slice given out meant less for him.

Messed up, right?

But then, I thought, don’t I do that?

I clutch at my money (an extra giving fund?! sigh), my time (call Chatty Cathy?! sigh), my possessions (another door ding?! sigh), my food (share my dinner?! sigh). Dudes, sometimes I am selfish, selfish, selfish and clingy, clingy, clingy…

Clinging to the things of this world (that are, anyway, not “my,” but “His”), forgetting that whole abundance thing, that He’s gonna keep putting out more pies…

When we give more than we believe is possible, and look in astonishment (and confusion) at an account balance generously above logic…God’s Math is different.

When we make that phone call and later find a peaceful pocket of rest seemingly out of nowhere…God’s Time is different.

When we go forth, in COMPLETE TRUST, spreading that sunshine, that joy, love, and peace to everyone we meet…and find at day’s end…even more piled up in our heart…God’s Love is different.

My default setting is structure and analysis, the need to understand the why and the how of everything…

The Lord’s like, “Can’t be applied to miracles. Sorry, Shelbo. Here endeth the lesson.”

There is no equation or theorem for miracles…except maybe this…

The why and the how is Him.

(I’m learning…I’m growing!)

Recently, He spoke through a friend…”Shelby, don’t try to explain it. It just is.”

God’s Math…

God’s Time…

God’s Love…

JUST IS.

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