1 Samuel 3:9:
"Speak LORD, for your servant is listening."
And then I waited.
And some may think when God speaks He speaks just Bible words and uses a deep booming voice and maybe gives some big commands for His servant to carry out.
This morning God spoke to me in the words of Willy Wonka. When these words came to mind, my whole soul breathed, "Yes."
They make so much sense.
Remember at the end of the movie when Charlie won the prize of the entire chocolate factory? Wonka gives him a hug and says these words:
"So who can I trust to run the factory when I'm gone and take care of the Oompa Loompas for me? Not a grown up. A grown up would want to do everything his own way, not mine. So that's why I decided a long time ago that I had to find a child. A very honest, loving child, to whom I could tell all my most precious . . . secrets."
That, in a sense, is what Father God says to us. That's what our prayers to Him should be -- a prayer of His Will to Him. When we say yes to Jesus we are transported spiritually into God's unseen world which is governed by God's principles. With Wonka's words it was assumed rightly that as Charlie grew up he would learn how to run the factory as Wonka does so when he finally took over he would do Wonka's way.
With God He grows us up in His ways. He wants us to do things His way because it is the best way, the most compassionate way, the most loving and the very best for all involved. So think about prayer in relation to this thought.
As Charlie grew and learned he might have asked Wonka of he could do something different. Now, if that different thing lined up with how Wonka ran the factory, Wonka, if Charlie was ready, would have said YES.
Jesus says we are to come to the kingdom like Little Children.
This makes so much sense!