Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Little Things That God Does...

Thank You for Your love, Lord,
I'm feeling it right now.
It fills me,
It fills my spirit with peace,
My heart with Your love.
Warmth enfolds me,
I lift my hands,
Stretch out my arms, and say,
"I love You, Jesus."
You wrap Your arms around me,
I smile, You smile,
My heart leaps and rejoices.
How great is Your love O God!
When I pray,
You lay Your hands upon me.
When I read Your Word,
You gently hold my hand.
At night when I lay in bed,
I feel safe in Your warm embrace,
And when I wake,
I still feel You holding me,
With the sunlight beaming on my face,
Like a "good morning" kiss
From You, 
My loving God.

I wrote this verse one day when I was just feeling like...blah. But God brough me right out of that funk and brought me straight to Him. 

I didn't know why I was feeling this way. I was not in a great mood, but I was not in a sour one, either. I wake up to the beautiful, fluffy white snow falling outside of my bedroom window, mom's delightfully warm and delicious cream of wheat, and my favorite hazelnut coffee.

But there was no Jesus time.

I didn't say my morning prayer, crack open my Bible, nor did I read any of my devotionals--and I have three devotional applications! That's why I was feeling empty. It was because I did not spend any personal time with my Lord and Savior like I do every morning before I start my day. A day of my own just isn't complete without Him and being led by my own distractions cannot really serve as an excuse because GOD is more important. Far more important.

That very afternoon, I was at the peak of my "blah" mood. I didn't know what I wanted to do. I didn't want to read, do homework, listen to music, or even write. It was slowly...quietly driving me crazy!

I knew at least one thing I could do: pray. Right then and there, at that very moment, I just prayed, "Jesus, please get me out of this mood. I don't want to feel this way. Just a simple prayer.

Moments after, the sun outside of my window slipped from under the clouds and beamed its bright, warm light on me.

It was God. I felt Him.

In spirit I heard The Lord say, "Come. I am here and I love you. Come to Me and renew yourself in My presence."

The love I felt at that moment was just simply...beautiful. It was warm, comforting. It was reassuring. It was secure, everlasting, infinite love. 

The sun disappeared back behind the clouds. Jesus told me what I needed to do. He just wanted my time, and I knew that I needed His time. The Lord has His ways of telling His children to come to Him. He is just so gentle with the way He tells us. So gentle that I have to quiet myself and my surroundings to hear His voice. He is also very gracious and patient with us. I thank Him and find it so amazing how quickly He answered my simple prayer. 

Jesus has all that we need to be filled and satisfied. 

"You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water."
             ~Psalm 63:1