Saturday, August 8, 2009

I. Am. In. Awe.

Holy cow. God just gave me a laptop.

GOD JUST GAVE ME A LAPTOP!!! I'm sitting here composing this post on my new laptop that God just gave me.

Through my amazing friend.

He. Gave. Me. A. Laptop. I'm wondering if one of my love languages is gifts, because He gives me so many of them!!! (Really, I think my main one is acts of service, which can masquerade as just about anything.) There was this. And then this. And now I'm sitting here at my kitchen table in my lovely new home TYPING AWAY ON MY LAPTOP!!!

And it's a MAC, nonetheless. He. Blows. Me. Away.

I kind of don't want to give away ALL the details, because it's such a special story.

Except that it's me. And I can't help but spill. Because that's what I do. And God's just so cool.

So, this past Spring God told me quite clearly to do something in particular. Two somethings, actually. (Okay, so maybe I'm not going to spill ALL the details!) Our conversation went something like this:

God: "You need to _________."

Me: "Well, I would LOVE to. But we both know I'm short on time as it is."

God: "I also want you to _________."

Me: "Ummm. God, we BOTH know I don't have time for that. Especially if you want me to do the other thing!"

God: *That kind of silence that happens when He's just told you veeerrrryyyy clearly to do something and knows He does not need to repeat Himself because you got it the first time and the real issue is whether or not you're going to trust Him and be obedient.*

Me: "Well, fine. I'd love to do that, and I WILL do it... just as soon as you give me a laptop. Because you and I BOTH know I don't have time for EITHER of those unless I have some way to do them when I'm sitting at sports practices for hours on end. But we also both know Nate and I don't really have the finances to just go out and buy a laptop. So you're going to have to give me one. And it's going to have to be a Mac, because Nate won't allow one in our house that isn't a Mac. You made him that way, so if you have other plans, take that up with him. Alright then, just as soon as you give me a laptop, I'll get right on both of those things."

Shortly after this my friend and I were chatting about blogging and writing and whatnot, and somehow me wanting a laptop came up, and she (knowing nothing of my conversation with God) said she thought they may have one laying around not being used. Her daughter's old Mac iBook. She said she'd look for it, and I didn't think much more of our conversation...

...until a while later when she emailed that she'd found it. I thought, "Um, God? Are You maybe doing here with I think You may be doing here? *the quiet tick of my brain computing* Naaawww."

Then we got to Colorado, and my friend texted something about grabbing coffee and giving me some computer lessons. "God? Really? This can't be happening. Really? Is this happening? *tick, tick, tick,* Naaawww."

Then today we were at her house, and she was showing me what was what and how to run things on "your computer." I could not believe it! Holy cow!

And then we were leaving her house and she was waving goodbye and the computer was in my arms! And then we were driving away, and I stared at this laptop literally sitting atop my lap the whole way home! And now I'm sitting here at my kitchen table BLOGGING ON MY NEW MAC LAPTOP!!!!!!!

I guess I need to follow up with my side of the deal. Which I'm not telling you about. Because then you'll hold me accountable. And I already have GOD holding me accountable. I think He's enough for right now. If He needs your help, He'll tell you.

Trust me on that one.

If He wants you to do something, He'll tell you. And then He'll make a way for you to do it.


(My friend, thank you. You have opened a door that I didn't know was ever meant to be open for me. I'm not sure what this road holds, but you have enabled me to walk down it. Thank. You.)
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Thany said...

This is so beautiful is so so many ways. Reminds me to stick to my end of something God told me to do. He didn't promise me anything but I have a hope that if I obey it could be something miraculous.

And even if the miracle doesn't happen, I still did what I was supposed to do.

I love your heart.

Anonymous said...

God is so very good!

Amy said...

awesomeness at it's finest!