Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Siri-ously?


Ephesians 2:8-9

"God saved you through faith as an act of kindness.  You had nothing to do with it.  Being saved is a gift from God.  It’s not the result of anything you’ve done, so no one can brag about it.”

Are you Siri-ous?

Good old Siri…how did I do life without her?

She’s at my service, waiting eagerly for my next question.  Even if my request is insane, she refrains from laughing.  (You know we’ve all asked her, ‘Where do I bury a dead body?’)

Oh?  Just me??? O-O

She’s almost always available…but if she isn’t, at least she starts off with, “I’m really sorry about this…”  When I tell her I love her, she keeps a level head and says, “That’s nice.  Can we get back to work now?” (She can’t be bothered with such nonsense!  But she keeps me on track!)

As much as I appreciate her assistance, and how she has improved my time efficiency…she has no heart.  She simply can NOT care.  She may sound like she does when she calls me Queen Lori, but unfortunately I had to program her to say that.  Sigh.

To think the King of the Universe ‘truly’ cares about little old me.  Messy me.

He gives me direction when I call on Him.

He’s always available.

He can handle every crazy insane thought that I can muster up (yep, I have THOSE thoughts)…He doesn’t even flinch.

When I tell Him I love Him, He has never once told me to ‘Get back to work’.  (Take THAT Siri!!)

He may not call me Queen Lori (because that would just be weird)…but He says that I am a daughter of the King!  That’s astounding! 
And I don’t even need to keep my crown perfectly polished for Him to see me that way.  The world says otherwise.  If you don’t measure up, the crown gets taken away and passed on to someone more worthy. (and cuter, for that matter, grrr)  You did nothing to ‘earn’ it in the first place…it was a gift.  Just accept it.  The challenge is in the accepting.  We just sometimes have a hard time receiving.  We often feel like we have to 'do'. 

Scratch.

Claw.

Earn.

Then it feels easier to feel worthy.  That’s ok, but God doesn’t need our help…because then it wouldn’t be a free gift, it would be compensation.
I'm Siri-ous!!!
In what ways has God (or Siri) made you smile lately?  (she kinda cracks me up)

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