Silly Prayers

Posted By on Oct 12, 2012 | 8 comments



dabney laughingCacophony popped into my head the other day.

Yeah. I didn’t know what the word meant either, and I certainly didn’t know how to spell it. Turns out it means “A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.”

I laughed.

How perfect is that. I was writing a chapter where I felt something was missing, and this obscure word appeared out of nowhere and fit the description perfectly.

It’s moments like that when I realize God listens to prayers.

Silly prayers.

The ones I throw His way, like, “Please help me find the perfect word,” or “my phone,” or “write this book because most people who know me, know my big secret. Dabney’s a poser.”

Yep. I just confessed.

I practically flunked grammar and writing in college until my professors made me enroll in English lab courses with all the other foreign exchange students, only, I wasn’t a foreigner.

I know, right? Humiliating. (Except for the foreign accents swirling around the room. ;))

I love that about God—that He picks the least likely candidates to fulfill His purpose, like using a non-writer, math-lover to pen a 55K+ word book.

Really, God? Can I write in bullet points, because that would be much easier?

No?

Ugh.

Here’s a little fun fact I read today that explains God’s sense of humor. “The Lord often chooses unlikely people to carry out His plan because He looks at the heart, not human qualifications (1 Samuel 16:7).” ~In Touch July 2012

Yea. Hope for the simple people, or at least, simple prayers.

Anyone else out there have a cacophony moment where God answered a silly prayer?  Or, maybe you felt called to fulfill God’s plan, but fears of inadequacy filled your mind? I’d love to hear your God-story, especially the “unlikely candidate” kind.

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