Is it possible for God to ever please Andrew?

Ephesians 5:20

‘Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ’

It’s a cynical question aimed at me. I found myself complaining about my schedule yesterday at London airport. It didn’t help that the plane was delayed 3 hours but I was complaining about all the different places and countries I have to be in and how short a time I’m there before I have to jump on a plane and go somewhere else, and I was also complaining about the time zones. The person I was talking to nodded their head in fake sympathy but just as I was getting carried away I checked myself. What was I saying? What must God have thought? He was not physically there to defend Himself and say “Excuse me Andrew, I could be wrong but I do remember you praying on the train 10 months ago about wanting to do lots of different things rather than be stuck on a train everyday and that you’re a ‘creative person’ and creative people don’t like doing the same thing everyday”.

God directly answered my prayer. The perfect answer of course, And there I was complaining about it. So, I’m here to ask a prayer for forgiveness and to say I am thankful for all that God has provided for myself and my family over the past 3 months. And I’m going to try my very best to enjoy what God has given to me, even if it is Zurich….

Pray with me

Heavenly Father, forgive us when we don’t give thanks for answered prayers and when we selfishly move on to the next want or need – Amen

 

Happy in Zurich!

Happy in Zurich!

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5 thoughts on “Is it possible for God to ever please Andrew?

  1. Oh Andrew, I LOVE your transparency! We’ve all been there, and remember, “there is therefore now no condemnation…” It is mildly amusing, though, when God reminds us about something–like you mention here. I’m glad you posted your photo–I had you pictured so differently, very “buttoned down, severely creased”, not quite so approachable! God bless you and the fam–love, sis Caddo

  2. This is a great post, Andrew! Most of us aren’t so brave to “boast about [our] weaknesses” (2 Cor. 12.9). This post proves that you’re humble enough to love the Gospel rather than protect a false reputation of perfection. It makes me want to confess my sins to someone too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Atta boy! 🙂 Sometimes God is so creative in the way He answers our prayers. It takes me awhile to see that it IS what I prayed for! Thank you and God bless you and keep you and your family, while you’re away.

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