There are many days that I have my kids play in the “play room”. I love that they have a space for that. I love that I can keep the rest of my house clean and the toys stay “contained”. Yesterday, I was missing my kids’ faces. I just wanted to be close to them. I had things to do, like paint the bathroom, laundry, dinner prep etc. However, I couldn’t shake this strong desire. So I had them play in the room closet to where I was. I wanted to hear them giggle, laugh, and be ready for a hug at the drop of the hat. I also had to be ok with my two year old wanting to “paint” the bathroom with me ahhhhhhh. As I was pondering my feelings to be close to them, I could picture God saying the same thing to me. “Melissa, my desire is to be close to you. I just want to be next to you daughter. I don’t want to miss a hug opportunity, or hear you laugh and giggle. I am also ready to listen to your heart and hear you cry if you need to. This my sweet daughter is not the “duty” of being your parent but the deepest love in my heart, is for you and towards you! I can’t help myself.” Love Papa God
Take a moment and insert your name into what God would say to you. You are not a duty to Him either. You are the deepest desire in His heart and He is right here ready to hug you, listen to you, and give you counsel.
I would love to hear how you encountered Him. Please leave a comment. Also if you are struggling to hear Him I would love to help if I can! I can also pray for you with any requests etc!
I picture myself in a stream and Jesus and I are spalshing water on each other. The water looks like color and paint. We are laughing. I live to worhsip you Jesus. He embraces me and says I am so proud of you. He takes a backpack off my back. Its a bright yellow backpack. It has a feather in it, it has river rocks. The rocks have fear worry anxiety stress on it. He says sometimes you have to take the backpack off in order to have fun. He said that smiling at me. My outfit changes to a rainbow-colored dress. Have fun in my promises , He says. He hands me a gold braclet and it says ” Orphan no more”.
John 14:18 ” I will not leave you as orphans I will come to you”
Galations 4:7 “So you are no longer slaves, but God’s child, God has made you also an heir”
Psalm 94:19 ” When doubts filled by mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer”
I went for a run this week with my toddler. As we were passing by these trees he said momma stop, tees. I was also held captive by them for a moment because they were immersed in water. This reminded me of Psalm 1:3, ” They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” I spent some time with the Holy Spirit and all of Psalm 1. I let the words go deep in me, washing over my heart and helping me see more clearly. Wait hold up. Who is “they” . Those who delight in the law of the Lord, it says in prior verses. I was reading in the Blue Letter Bible, that the law of the Lord is the word. Those who meditate on the word will prosper like 1:3 says. They will be like trees planted by streams of water that won’t wither!!! Meditate is like a cow chewing his cud. Meditate over and over and over until it is fully absorbed and sitting in water. Those trees planted by streams are strong and stable and their roots grow deep. I want to be strong and stable. I realized that I haven’t been remaining in the water of God’s presence and word and this brought me back to the deep cry for more of God. In a moment, I was brought to tears and embraced by Him. I pray that this encourages you wherever you are to know that He is ready to nourish your tired soul today. The song I am including was what I was listening to as I read and soaked in His word and presence.
I am the breath of life, in me you find life. Come to me and gaze upon my beauty. Don’t back away or feel like it’s been too long . Just come to me. I will refresh your weary soul and hold you close. I have a path for you, we will walk in it step by step day by day as you let me hold your hand I will take you there.Look at the horizon. The sun is bright. That is your future. Your future holds the light. The light of the dawn inside of you waiting, bursting at the seams.You can’t fail me , I am the perfect one I will get your where you need to be. I hold your heart . The pressure is off . Just come. Come to me.
O, my son give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways. Proverbs 23
Jude 24 “Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.”
“Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being” Genesis 2:7
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. THey are plans for good and not for disaster, to givey ou a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you, says the Lord..” Jeremiah 29:11-14