Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"That's Who I Am"

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. 

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

 He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning...

 Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ”

Max Lucado

God really is crazy about us. That whole, love you beyond understanding thing going on.  A love that casts out fear.  One that sacrifices.  I recently heard a pastor say he has always prayed for his children to grow up to marry someone who loves God more than they love them.......and vice versa. Interesting, don't you think?  And powerful.  It is so important to have a loving relationship with our Papa God and He is so ready for us.  Waiting for us to love Him back!

We have seen a lot of God's love being expressed this past week through those who gathered in her presence or in prayer as she spent her days in the hospital recovering from open heart surgery. Like I said before, we are a praying family and we are giving thanks to God for her waking each morning to greet another day.

I just read about a woman who struggled greatly with ongoing negative thoughts that were relentless.  She was going to be speaking at a conference and felt like the enemy was coming against her, using her mind.  While worshiping on the first night of the conference she found herself totally focused on the song..."You are a good good Father"  As she worshiped the thoughts that had been bombarding her mind lifted off.  The one stanza that stood out for her (and for me) was about Papa's love.....

"You're a good good Father
That's who you are, who you are....
And I know You love me
That's who I am.....who I am"

His love for us defines who we are.  His child.  His beloved son or daughter.  We can rest in that truth.  


Anita Johnson said...

This became one of my favorite songs during my hospitalization. A much needed reminder of who I was and who God is!
He's a good father and I am loved by Him!

NanaNor's said...

Love this Renee! You remind me of my pastor who weekly emails and tells me just how much the Father adores me.
Sending hugs to you; I love that song too.

Renee said...

Thanks Noreen.......and sending hugs back your way!

Renee said...

Hello Anita! It is a wonderful reminder isn't it. Our identity is in who we are.....His child....daughters of the King!