June 15, 2016 on 10:28 am | By | In In God's Pocket | Comments Off on WEDNESDAY THOUGHT 6/15/16 — I BLEW IT

Last week, God and I were talking in a twilight dream in the middle of the night. It was a peace-filled time of quiet prayer and silence.  I felt loved and forgiven, very close to God, and there was no anxiety or remorse.

At one point, God asked: “What do you want?” I hesitated, knowing He meant what was my heart’s desire, and I knew He would give me whatever I asked, just as promised, just as He always had.

I thought of literary fame, financial success, a better, bigger home – everything from the pony to the Mercedes Benz.

That’s when I blew it. With clarity and confidence, I said, “Whatever You want for me is fine, Lord.  Whatever you want for me.”

Then I heard God laugh (it’s a wonderful sound), and I had to laugh, too, before I slipped back into a deep sleep.

My point: Maybe, just maybe, I’m learning to put my trust in God rather than in my own woefully flawed hands. Very nice. – jri

Take delight in the Lord,

     and he will give you your heart’s


Commit everything you do to the Lord.

     Trust him, and he will help you.

He will make your innocence radiate like

          the dawn,

     and the justice of your cause will

          shine like the noonday sun.”

—  Psalm 37:4-6


I do not have everything the world says I should want. I once came close, and that was when I really blew it.  I had reasonable wealth, and I was arrogant and self-righteous.  I had respect from others for my skills, but I had very little love … and the love I had I tended to drive away.  Today, as I have said before, I have exactly enough – no more, no less – and I have all that I need, including the love and patience of a devoted wife, children and grandchildren who love and accept me as I am, friends, challenges to keep me on my toes, and the knowledge that I am safely in God’s hands.  So, I guess I have more than enough.  My life is blessed.  Thank you, Lord.

John Ingrisano


June 15, 2016


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