Child of Mine-
If only you could grasp the depths of MY love for you, MY intimate care of every detail of your life. If only you could suffocate the shouts of worldliness for MY gentle, calm voice, you would hear all that you need. You would truly be living as I have created you, as I have planned for you. Your focus would be completely on ME.
THIS life, a life with ME, is not a fantasy, it is truth and it is wondrous and fruitful. Choose ME…over your to-do list, over your friends, your phone, your workouts, your cleaning, your bucket-list, your family, your image, your work, your ministry, your house. I AM bigger than your pain, your heart-aches, your questioning, your fears, your weaknesses.
I AM here…I AM always here. In all these moments, in all the gladness, the struggles, the doubts, the stillness, the mourning, the routines…I AM.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jer 29:13)
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
…23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.