Express Shipping

I am such a lucky mother!  Somehow I’ve become the brunt of all the jokes of the house.  They all seem to gang up on me and all the silly things that I do.  I’ve even made it famous and seem to be the inspiration of my son’s writing projects at school.  He’s wrote poetry about me last year and now his latest writing piece is on my online shopping addiction.  I’m honored that my habits have become a source of inspiration for him.

I have to admit, I do love online shopping!  And his writing piece was really wonderful, even if he did use me as a method of adding humor to his story.

Amazon and I have a love hate relationship.  I love to order lots of items from them but I hate paying for it all.  I love getting the articles in the mail, but my bank account hates to see my money disappear to this web based shopping center.

Getting things delivered to my home soothes my soul.  I live a busy life and many times shopping is at the bottom of my list of priorities.  It is very possible for me to shop on line at work while I eat my dinner.  At the end of my day, when most places are closed, it’s easy to relax with my feet up watching television with my family and surf the net for articles of need or wants.

Once I place my order on Amazon, I have the choice to pay for one day shipping, or have free shipping.  Sometimes I actually pay for one day shipping if it is for a birthday present or something that I need right away.  Which gets me thinking!  Don’t you wish that you could pay for next day shipping when it comes to our prayers?  Wouldn’t it be nice to pray and have faith that we know it is being express shipped right into your life.

Sadly, that isn’t the way it works.  Everything happens through the divine design, and only on the terms of our great Creator.  John 15:6-7explains, “If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

If we don’t make it a point to make God our first priority and have his word alive and living in our hearts, then he isn’t going to be in any hurry to express deliver our prayers.  No next day shipping for those that don’t care about our Savior!  But if we make time in our lives to develop a relationship with him, and study the Bible, and it is in his providence to fulfill our prayers, then you will see multitudes of prayers being answered.