Now you know, I love this kitchen and the lighting, and the furnishings, and the floor, and the appliances and all ~ Lots of LOVE! But what I want you to do is just really take a LOOK at it ALL...
Whenever people come around that table, suddenly, the conversation turns to a down-low type discussion. By that I mean, people start talking about things that make you want to say...as the saying goes, “Too much information!”
I don't know if it is the height of the chairs or what – maybe it is the proportions of the body structure that tend to shrink the people when they sit in them. Or maybe the tall begin to feel small in them – not sure what it is, but I do know that design is KEY to comfort.
I think I'll light those candles now so that you can stay a while, because I want you to know that the way you are designed is KEY to WHO you are. You have been marvelously designed for a specific purpose. Just like this kitchen. Whether or not it makes people spill file cabinets of information about themselves or not, it has its own specific design for its own specific reasons.
Just like you, you have your own specific design for your own specific reasons. All of your “on the down low” stuff (or under the table stuff – or under the rug stuff (even when there is no rug there – smiles) is for a reason as well.
It doesn't matter if your husband had an affair with a man, your neighbor stole your cat thinking it was his dog, the boss at work bullied you and fired you and then an earthquake destroyed the building, you lost your home and then the floodwaters washed it away, you can't figure out if you want to be a woman or a man and the woman or man in you can't either, your wig blew off in the middle of the street as you were crossing and a truck ran over it on your way to an interview, you can't figure out what is wrong in your life and noone else can either, or whatever has happened to you...
TRUST me, it is ALL for a specific purpose. And, if for some reason you come over and sit at this table, and spill your life out, it will be okay – I'll light the candles, and you can stay a while.
Because at this moment, life is STILL worth living. God is STILL GOOD, and friends are just a table away. So reach out and touch somebody's life today, even if it is just to listen quietly.
I'll be back to tell you more stories from my “on the down low” episodes. And, trust me when I tell you, you don't want to miss them! Laughter is good for the soul.
Here is an on the down low Scripture reading for you this early morning...
[Picture a 99 year old man around the table telling this story about what God told him]...
Genesis 17:19 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)
15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai; but Sarah [Princess] her name shall be.
16 And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.
17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a son?
18 And [he] said to God, Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!
19 But God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed, and you shall call his name Isaac [laughter]; and I will establish My covenant or solemn pledge with him for an everlasting covenant and with his posterity after him.
Just for the record, Sarah's husband Abram was 99 years old, and Sarah was no spring chicken herself, she was 90 years old. So now just imagine this story being told around this table you see. Can you just imagine what everyone around the table (today) would do after hearing that tale?
By the way, God fulfilled His promise. So that should tell you a little something about life and all of its strange little twists and turns – just think about it...
See you around the table tomorrow (on the down low)...
"On the down low”
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