“Banana Butt” is this annoying game the kids play on the road. We’re running errands and as soon one of them sees a yellow car, that kid yells out “Banana Butt No Slapbacks” and smacks the other kids around them. This game is nothing but intelligence and joy in its purest form, obviously.
When we first started playing the game, I didn’t think we would find any yellow cars. Oh banana butt, was I wrong! There are a lot of yellow cars out there! How did I never notice them before? Yellow cars. Truly, how?
Now, ofcourse, even when the kids are NOT in the car; I can’t help but spot the yellow cars, blurt “Banana Butt” to myself and roll my eyes.
Funny how that works. You don’t notice something until you look for it. Hmmmm…
God is trying to get your attention all the time. Do you know that? I believe with my whole heart that God is speaking to all of us. Are you noticing? Let’s be clear, I am not saying God looks like a yellow car. However, let’s also try not to limit God to a deep voice coming out of puffy clouds, with beams of light or that He only speaks in church or that He only speaks to Christians. God is bigger than that. God knows you better than that. God is WAY more creative than that.
Let’s look at me. I’m just Andrea doing my thing in Maryland. But God sees me and tries to grab my attention. And I LOVE LOOKING for Him.
Here’s an example. I love writing. We all know this. I’ve always wanted to write a book. And, God knows this because I tell Him. When I saw the “She Speaks” Writers Conference come up, I really wanted to be a part of it. I prayed about it and asked God to show me if I should go. I opened my bible up to Jeremiah 30:2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.'” Banana Butt.
Getting ready to leave, I was anxious about driving the 7 hours because of all the rain and flooding we’ve had. The entire trip was nothing but blue skies and an open sunroof. Are you seeing this?
Then just to spoil me, God sets the table with beautiful flowers and even more beautiful new friends. I see you God. I drove 7 hours away from my family to pursue a calling I feel on my heart and God was just cheering me on the whole time. And I was clearly excited about it in this picture.
The kicker was after one dinner I was hoping for a treat (because I have a sweet tooth or 2). I got up to leave and just outside the meeting room was a platter of these.
Please zoom in on the chocolate chunks to appreciate how well God sees me. Amen?
Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and FIND me when you seek me with all your heart.”
You are going to find what you are actively looking for, period.
So, look for God.
Let him surprise you in the most delicious, beautiful, cozy, quiet, loud, tailored-to-you ways.
Banana Butt No Slapbacks