Yes, PapaGod, in Jesus name, please slap the sense into us. Slap us on to the right path. Actually, it was Nkoyo's desire at first to be honest. For I was not sure that I wanted to be slapped by the hand of the Almighty God. But in my quiet moments, when I recollect ALL that God has in store for me if I would only just order my steps and walk in the spirit 100%, I am thinking perhaps a little slap here and there would not be a bad idea. So, I keep my free will and the Holy Spirit helping me, I do my best to walk like a true daughter of God in all my thoughts, words and deeds BUT should I ever begin to stray off my God-ordained path, then all I was asking my PapaGod was that he slapped my divine common sense back into place. What do you think?
Sounds simple enough but you and I know it ain't simple one bit. I don't know about you but the gains for me are worth being slapped for. To gain all that God wants to give me and much more, I will not mind being slapped by the Holy Spirit once in a while. Slap me when I don't wake up to pray. Slap those angry thoughts out of my head. Slap me back to a place of loving others as Jesus loves me. Slap those resentful thoughts out of my mind when someone says something to me that just grinds my gears all over again! Please Jesus, slap my eyes off the TV and back to my Bible! Just slap me Lord and make me more like you!
And while, I cannot say I still do not wish he would do it sometimes, I am so very glad that my God, your God is not the kind of Papa that goes around slapping his children into obedience . So tonight, as I go to bed, I am asking him to please fill me afresh with his Spirit so that I can align my freewill to his holy will always so that I too, can eat the fat of the land now and gain eternal life after now.
Abi, what do you think? Do you want to be slapped from on high or would you rather ask for more grace from God to align your freewill to His will?
Nkoyo, eyen ekan nmi, thank you for sowing the seed of this blog in my heart. Mwaah!