I’m not very happy Lord.
You don’t say?
I’m really missing my friends and my family. I cried and cried today when I read that my sister cried at Christmas time because she missed me. My tough as nails sister who hardly ever admits any weaknesses. She actually misses me. And I miss her. And my dear friends. Friends who know me inside out.
I know. Give it some time. You’re making such great progress.
But it takes work and effort.
I never said it would be easy, but I did say that whoever leaves house or brothers or sisters, mother and father or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s shall receive a hundredfold in this time.
I’m worried about the bills Lord. Bills we have now and bills we have to come. We’ve never been in a situation when we haven’t been able to pay our bills. This time – we see no earthly way.
You’re talking to the biggest ranch owner in the world Fiona. In my timing I will make a way.
What about practical things like clothes Lord? I need new clothes. I’m not going to fit mine for much longer.
Have you ever gone naked?
What happened when you left NZ? Remember the gifts?
That’s right. My dear friends pooled together their money and I got to go shopping for ME. For clothes.
And a gold watch. That’s right. Never had one before. I loved it the minute I saw it.
Remember I’m an extravagant God. You’re definitely a gold girl by the way. New clothes, I can take care of.
It may help if you stop playing the ‘grass is greener on the other side’ game.
I’m sorry Lord. Its just there are some things that would be better for us, if we were home in NZ. My son could really do with some speech language therapy and he would get that free over there.
Am I not a healer and a teacher? Can you not trust me to give you the skills to help him, and trust me to do my part in healing him?
I really try not to worry Lord. I really try to cast all my cares unto you Lord.
I know. But you need to trust me more.
I know Lord. You brought us here to a new land and you’ve looked after us wonderfully. It is all a little scary though at the moment. Our situation has changed.
Yes. But I haven’t.
Trust in Me.
I’ll try harder Lord.