Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Turtle Tuesday: Are you from Sirius?

If you think B, the turtle is clowning around on Turtle Tuesday, keep reading. Things are not always as they appear. Today B shares part of a funny story God used to speak to her. Actually it wasn't funny at the time. It was serious. Very serious.

B was working in the world when she made a stop at a stranger's house. She noticed the older man with the Einstein like gray hair sitting outside in his lawn chair immediately. At first glance, she thought he was taking a nap. The moment her foot touched his driveway, his eyes popped open . B only needed to ask him a question and she would b on her way. This man clearly had other ideas. He wanted to talk to B more. She was trying to be nice but she felt uncomfortable as he rose from his chair. He began walking toward her as he gazed into her eyes. He was invading her comfort zone big time! The man told B he had been time traveling. ( Yes, he said time traveling. )B didn't know how to respond to his comment but she was getting a clearer picture of the situation she had walked upon. With her hair sticking straight up on her neck, just like it did when she saw Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, B wanted to hide! The man said "Can I ask you a question?" B nodded her head as she kept backing up trying to keep some distance between them. "Are you from Sirius?" he asked . B's voice shook as she answered "No". Then he began talking about B's white, snake like teeth. He knew she must be from Sirius. B freaked out. She bolted from his driveway and recovered from her 'encounter' in her locked car.

This man had some mental issues B was not prepared to handle. She was thankful it all ended well and prayed for him. His intention was not to harm B. After the initial scare, she began to see the humor in it. She does have a couple of sharp pointed teeth. (B looking for them in an upcoming video: ) To add to his case about her b'ing from Sirius... her name means 'alien'. There is also a star called Sirius B. And to take this thought further, this turtle is also called to let her light shine before men. Mayb he could see more than she realized. Hmmm. Mayb he wasn't as off the mark as she thought.

B was sharing her 'from Sirius' story with a friend. It is funny now, but a strange thing happened one day while B was pondering this story. God invaded B's space. He came close to her and whispered, "Are you from serious B?" B immediately knew what the Lord was asking her. You see, B, the turtle, is called to be 'out there' shinning her light in a dark world. The only way she can B what she is called to b is to focus. She needs to draw closer to Jesus and fix her gaze on Him. The Lord is serious about His call on her life. She can't run away and lock herself in her shell. She has prayed about what God wants her to do.

B answered, " I'm from serious Lord." B, the turtle girl, is serious.

Today, the Lord wants you to ponder this question in His call to follow Him.

Are you from serious too?

B His Girl


  1. I'm just so glad this did have a happy ending! My, that seems like a close call.

    I am serious about God. No kidding.

  2. Oh my! This speaks to me.

  3. Interesting post today B. Scary but interesting. I am just glad you made it out ok. That had the possibility of turning out differently. God has been getting inside my comfort zone a lot lately. Isn't it amazing how many people are uncomfortable being close to God?

  4. I am serious.

    God is coming too close and reminding me that I am to be "out there."

    Truth is I seem to fight Him before I say yes.

    I'm slowly learning.

    Because that's what turtles do.

    (that experience is strange but so thankful GOD uses all things to speak life to our souls. In HIS time, of course.)

  5. Yes I am VERY SERIOUS about my GOD - and I think B seriously handled the situation [at hand] with grace and trust [in GOD]!!

    Miss you.......
    [JESUS - the One I DELIGHT In]

  6. B I'm so glad you weren't harmed in any way in that situation. Now knowing that I couldn't help but laugh out loud at the visual. You are a great story teller.

    I am serious, Oh God, you know I am serious. Sometimes when we are put to the test, we find out we thought we were more serious than we really are.
    "These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold..." 1 Peter 1:7

  7. B! I have been thinking of you as Bill bears down. I hope your beautiful beaches do not suffer any ill effects. We had such a lovely time there this past summer.

    Praying for your community!

  8. B, I thank GOD he's with you. Thanks for sharing this with us and I'm serious about my walk/life in the LORD indeed. Even more as He prunes and imparts into my life.

    I love you and I'm praying for you.

  9. Barbara that---is an incredible post!

    I just realized something...even though I been here several times...and saw the "turtles..."

    I've got a couple to show you when you get here!

    Love you girl!

  10. Hi Barbara....sorry that I haven't been around much this summer! Trying to get back into the 'routine'!

    The Lord put you in my path today...your turtle girl story fits so well with all that God has been pouring into my life lately....even with my post for today!

    Can't wait to meet you in person, sweet one!
    Be blessed,