Kissing God

The jobs I have had over the last several years have often made getting to church difficult. I love the church, but more often than not, I find myself feeding from internet ministries and fellowshipping with my friends online instead of getting to a physical meeting.

I have a wonderful, vibrant relationship with God. He is always with me. I pray throughout the day and I really believe He speaks to me on a daily basis. But it is all very informal and sometimes I feel like I may be taking God for granted.

Recently, I heard a minister say that he takes communion three times a day. He reasons that he eats physical food three times a day, so he ought to eat the body and the blood of Christ three times a day as well. This just really intrigued me! If you know me at all, you know that I am a kinesthetic worshiper. I love to dance before the LORD and I put my whole heart into it. This was something a little more hands on than the running conversation that I enjoy with God!

At first I resisted a bit. The last thing I want to do is a repetitive mindless ritual! But then it occurred to me that I kiss my husband when he leaves and when he comes home to show him that I love him. Just because it’s a repetitive ritual doesn’t mean it is mindless or without meaning. Communion three times a day could be a way to honor Him with a beautiful little kiss!

So I made some unleavened bread and bought a bottle of grape juice. Three times a day, I get off by myself to spend a few moments focused solely on God. I don’t eat meals at a certain time every day, so I’m not being a stickler about communion at 7, 3 and 7 and I’ve forgotten and only taken communion two times in a day, but I forget to eat physically too sometimes and there are days where my husband doesn’t get a kiss because of circumstances so I’m not going to get all legalistic about it. Taking communion three times a day is my goal and most days I make that goal. 🙂  I’m really loving it and I think God is too!

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Just thought I’d share with you in case you might like to do this too!

Signs Done and Out!

They are done!  But not without peril to life and limb 🙁 Yesterday, Grampa Tom had to go to Carthage. I really wanted to get these signs done and I was afraid he’d get home just in time to take off again, so I decided to try to get them down myself.

This is where they were:

Up above that door in the rafters of the garage.
And this is what was below, ‘cept for a whole lot more junk. I had to move a bunch just to get the ladder in.

I got a couple of the smaller signs down with great difficulty and then decided I probably ought to tackle it from the other direction. As I took a step down, the ladder slipped out from underneath me. I grabbed the rafters and found myself hanging there yelling “Help!” Then it occurred to me that the only other people on the property were deaf and probably inside.

That wasn’t going to work. I thought about just letting go, but the ladder was underneath me and there was no way I could do that without risking impaling myself on the various pieces of junk and metal surrounding it.

My life flashed before my eyes. At least the long forgotten parts about how bad I was at monkey bars 45 years ago.

A word fell out of my mouth that shouldn’t have. Instantly I was convicted.

Once, years ago, I found myself driving a truck that was spinning out of control on the ice. Same thing happened. I thought to myself, “Now that was pretty stupid!” and decided to yell “Jesus” instead. The truck stopped instantly.

So, as I hung there, I basically had two choices. Hold on til Grampa Tom got home, or do something. I prayed, “Holy Spirit, help me!” and decided to let go with one hand and try to swing over to the sink. Don’t know how, but I made it.

Needless to say, I waited till Grampa Tom got home to get the rest.

Fear and impatience will make you do stupid things, but yesterday, God was merciful to me 🙂 And by the time you read this, the signs ought to be from the highway to here so a few more people can find us!

God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue