I was on the treadmill (Brookie told me that I have to post pictures if anyone is going to read my long posts) and my good God prompted me to take a step of faith and call a friend to speak a good word of tender truth. Do you ever feel timid that maybe your words are not appropriate for that moment? Sometimes, I don't know how I will be received? So I keep silent...
But I need to change my thinking and
Move to love my friend
Shift from how I feel about myself and how I will be received to...
How do I feel about my Christ? & even more than that...
HOW DOES my CHRIST FEEL ABOUT ME?
My glorious God
He has written 66 Love Letters to tell me how He feels about me.
Here are a few quotes He brings to my mind tonight as I write...
"I hem you in---behind and before. I lay My Hand upon you." Psalm 139:5
"I hold you with my Right Hand and guide you with My Counsel." Psalm 73:23
"I love you with an Everlasting Love. I draw you to Me with lovingkindness." Jeremiah 31:3
"I long to be gracious to you. I rise to show you My Compassion." Isaiah 30:18
"Your Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to you. The lion has roared, who will not fear?" Amos 3:7-8
"I will rescue you. I will protect you. I will be with you in trouble. I will deliver you. I will satisfy you." Psalm 91:14-15
"Little by little I will drive out your enemies before you." Exodus 23:30
"The Lord your God takes great delight in you. He will quiet you with His Love. He rejoices over you." Zephaniah 3:17
"The Lord your God is going before you, He will fight for you, for He has carried you as a Father carries his son." Deuteronomy 1:30-31
"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us & establish the work of our hands for us." Psalm 90:17
My time on the treadmill was over. I walked briskly to the exit door. An unfamiliar unknown older lady approached me and asked me for a moment of my time. Hesitating, she spoke softly: "I don't know you...I don't know how you are going to receive this. But I was in the parking lot and I think that God told me to come back in here and tell you something. (I wonder if she saw my tumbling tears on the treadmill?) Two things she spoke above a whisper. The First one is this...it is your God who acts in you. Second: He will take care of what concerns you." Humbled, I thanked her for timely words to me. Oh, that my glorious God would send someone out of their way, out of their comfort zone, to remind me how my King attentively feels about me. She reminded me that if we walk by faith, isn't it His strength within us not ours? She reminded me of Psalm 138: 7, 8 that says though I walk in trouble, my Lord will fulfill His purpose for me and accompish all that concerns me. Tried to make it to my car but melted in the parking lot and sat on a curb with tears spilling down my face and a little bird at my toes. His eye is on the sparrow. His eye is on each one of us even when we are unaware. It's not about us. It's all about Him and how He feels about us.