‘TWEEN GOD AND ME – “Thank You”

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Dear blogger friends and others that come to “dine with me” on occasion.  I have decided to write a series of stories, factual and honest in content and intent, but amazing almost beyond belief.  My intent is to tell of the amazing personal God that I have come to know.  To him goes my thanks, praise and worship.  As I have said before, I am hesitant to tell some things because they really are unbelievable except  for those who believe or who are willing to believe.  But they happened just as I am telling.  This morning I was reading Psalm 78.  Verses 2-6 sealed my decision to tell some things that have happened “tween God and me.”  In part, it says, “We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation. . .”  (Lord, anoint the truth of these words to bring glory to you.)

The first time I remember hearing God’s words—as opposed to a feeling, a sense, a nudge, or whatever form I was used to in communicating with God, most of which was brought to me in prayer or Bible reading.  The words were inaudible but they were words, not thoughts.  I would guess the following incident happened in the 50’s maybe.  It touches on race relations.  I had no consciousness of any racial prejudice in me, but there had not been a lot of opportunity for me to have black friends and associates.

I had a habit of talking to God when I was driving alone.  I would sometimes say something like, “That’s a beautiful field out there, isn’t it?”  These kinds of comments were sort of normal for me.  One morning I was driving down Tenth Street here in OKC, and a black singer was on the radio singing  a soul type gospel song.  I said, “Lord, I’m so glad you made black people.  They add so much to my life.”  And he responded with these words, “Thank you, I don’t hear that very often.”  I burst into tears this morning as I write of this incident.  You can imagine the effect it had on me that day.

You might say, “How ridiculous can you get!  God said ‘thank you’ to you?”  I can only said I told you, some of my experiences with him are unbelievable!  But if you want an abundant life, there’s nothing that can surpass a relationship with the Creator.


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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13 Responses to ‘TWEEN GOD AND ME – “Thank You”

  1. themomfred says:

    “The words were inaudible but they were words, not thoughts.”
    Oh yes, I do understand, I have just have not been able to put it into words. Thank you, Belinda

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    I agree. Well written and inspiring post. I’m always looking for places to improve my relationship with God too. I’m glad today it was your blog. Thank you.

  3. calensariel says:

    I have no trouble believing that whatsoever. Those experiences have been touchstones for me as well. Met an angel on the interstate once when I had an accident. So nothing you say will surprise me. That was a lovely moment with God you had there, Oneta.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, Calen, he is a lovely delight, isn’t he? So full of surprises and “God winks” in our lives. I hope others will be open about some of the stories they have hesitated to tell. I’d love to know your story.

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Thank you for this post…I’m glad that you have spoken out and shared your experiences. I hope there will be others that will also. I understand about the inaudible words. There will always be believers and non believers.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, lucky. I know I answered before but it seems to be gone. Anyway I was responding about the difference in “words”and thoughts. There is definitely a difference. Thanks for responding.

  5. judyjourneys says:

    Oneta, thank you for mustering the courage to share in this way.

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