Willie's Place

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I just saw parts of a movie “Interview with God” What would it be like to sit down with God for an Interview! What questions would I ask? Taking with God, usually is only when we are at the point of death or badly in need of something which prompts us to pray, asking for whatever it is that we need.

If I were to interview God, what would I ask Him? A number of questions would come to my mind, “Why is there suffering in our world?” “Why does He not strike down the wicked and eliminate the evil in our world?” These questions are all good, but instead of asking these questions it seems to me that by asking two questions would sum up what God’s answers would be! 1. "What surprises you most about mankind?" and 2. “What are some of life's lessons we all should learn?"

1. "What surprises you most about mankind?"

"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again."

"That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health."

"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future."

"That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived."

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2. “What are some of life's lessons we all should learn?"

“To learn that they cannot make anyone love them."

"What they can do is to let themselves be loved."

"To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives."

"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others. All will be judged individually on their own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis!"

"To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them."

"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."

"To learn that money can buy everything but happiness."
"To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it totally different."

"To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything about them and likes them anyway."

"To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they have to forgive themselves."

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Now suppose that I got an answer to my questions, would I understand his answer, knowing God and his understanding of all things has allowed me to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. This is only the start. Far too many people today are like the one who walks through a beautiful flower garden but denies a gardener exists. Get to know God. It’s the most important knowledge you will ever have, and an absolute necessity if you intend to spend eternity in His presence.