God bless my dog Spot

mydogspotI likely prayed the “my dog Spot” prayer recently.  It went something like… “Dear God, Bless my dog Spot and bless the food.  Care for aunt Myrtle and give me a new house.”  You know the prayer.  You pray because you know you should.  You really don’t expect an answer.  You just pray.

About 6:00 PM last night my tooth started hurting.  I took a pain killer and prayed for healing.  The tooth started hurting more.  The bottle prescribed I take one bill every 6 hours.  About 8:00, I took another pain killer and prayed some more.  The dentist called to check on me.  That was a first.  I said it hurt bad.  He said to double up on the pain killers.

I began praying continously and earnestly.  About now I am really praying and hoping that God will not only hear but answer.  I even gave God a hand.  I took way too many pain pills of all kinds and variety.  I suppose the pills were for just in case God didn’t show up.  Did I say, “I WAS IN PAIN!”.  There now.  That shout felt good.

About 3:00 AM, the pain subsided to a dull ache.  I’m giving God the credit for the pain relief.  The drugs obviously weren’t doing anything.  But, I have a question.  What was God doing between the hours of 6:00 PM and 3:00 AM? I’m sincere.  Why does it take a while (most of the time) to see God’s provision?

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “God bless my dog Spot”

  1. Arch, I sympathize with you on your toothache. I can’t answer why it took God, what seemed like sooo long. But I can offer this nuggat (oops, I mean thought) – I suppose frozen snickers just won’t have the same attraction. Every time you look at one you’ll remember that pain……just kiddin’ (I thought the same about donuts but I still get weak around them).
    I hope that you’re able to get some much needed relief soon. There’s not too many things as painful as a toothache that’s for sure.

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