Saturday, April 26, 2014

God's Humor

Recently I have been feeling that God is prompting me to write more.  One of the ways I have been feeling this "push" is through a certain song that comes on the Christian radio stations.  It is by Francesca Battistelli and the chorus has a refrain that says, "write your story, write your story" several times.  I listen to the radio in my car as I'm driving, and nearly every day I hear this song.  Mind you, there are 4 different Christian stations preset on my radio and I am constantly switching back and forth between all of them.  Every time I hear the chorus of that song, I'm saying in my head, "OK, OK God, I hear you.  You're telling me to write.  But what do I write, where do I begin?"

One morning I was telling my husband about this (this song has been pushing me for a long time now, and they keep playing it!).  He didn't know what song I was talking about (he listens to CD's, not the radio) and he half-jokingly told me that he didn't think it was a song at all, but that God was just making me think I was hearing those words over and over again.  I told him, quite confidently, "Ride in the car with me, and you WILL hear that song!"

Later that morning we were taking his car in for service, so I followed him to the mechanic.  After we had dropped off his car and he got into my car, do you know which song was the very first full song that came on the radio?  It was THAT song!  I shouted, "This is the song!"  And smirked.

I was going to a conference that day, so he dropped me off for the first session and when he came back later to pick me up for lunch, do you have any idea what was the very first full song that came on the radio?  It was THAT song!  I shouted again, "It's the song!"  I had to laugh and think to myself, God is so funny.  He's just delighted to play with us sometimes.

I still don't know where to begin or what direction to go with writing.  All that I've done so far on the blog has been because something is weighing heavy on my mind and heart and I want to share it.  Mike tells me it's pretty clear, God wants me to write my story (it says so right there in the song).  I keep praying and hopefully soon I will see how to begin unfolding my story.

God Bless You,


  1. Hello Lisa. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "The McColm Family....Living by Faith" and the post on it " god's Humor". God's ways are mysterious and the way He reveals His will is amazing. and the way He used this song to let you know what God is expecting from you is to write your story. I am blessed by this post and I am reminded to be sensitive to God's leading. Well I am glad to know about your Ministry " Ten Talents International". I will be so glad to know more about your Organization and how can get involved in our ministry to the poorest of poor in the slums of Mumbai, India to share the good news and give them the hope, life and future. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the west to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us amongst poorest of poor during their summer/ Christmas vacation. We would love to see some young people from your church come to Mumbai and work with us in the slums of Mumbai. I am sure if they come they well never be the same. God willing I am coming to Calgary,Canada in the months of June/ July and will be glad to come to your place and meet you and discuss with you about your Organization. Looking forward to hear f rom you very soon. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

    1. Thank you Diwakar for the work you are doing in India. At this time we are not able to do what it is that you are asking, but I trust that if it is God's will then when the time is right he will make that clear.