😇: 1 John 3:1
📚: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestewed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God
1Behold the Lilies- Daily Meditations for Christian Women (Verna Mast & Susan Schwartz)
😇: Isiah 33:17
📚: Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far distant land.
2It’s a Good Morning Just Because You Love Me, “Your Eyes Will See”, (Diane Dahlen, Cari Dugan, Laura Krause, Shannon Lindsay, Cate Mezyk, Stephanie Sample)
Time is Relative/Forever is Short!
🦄: “When my day is difficult, my faith weak, and my tears are flowing freely, I often long to look into the eyes of God.” This is the statement that arrested my attention while reading, “Your Eyes Will See”.2 I was caught off guard. You see, I have a mental disability that prevents me from seeing things in the commonly accepted manner by society. I have struggled to conform all the while fighting my natural instincts. What resulted were many difficult days where my faith was weak and my tears & nose were flowing. I can’t say that I consciously thought that all would be well if I gazed into the eyes of the Lord. I just can’t not say that was the thought that drove me to attempt suicide more times than I can count… beginning my freshman year of High School.
Being raised in the church, I was very aware of the rules regarding suicide and the fact that it is the only sin that could not be forgiven. So I can’t say that gazing into the eyes of God was my goal. I think my goal was just for the turmoil to end. I couldn’t comprehend (and still can’t) how to be grateful for being alive, when I was constantly at war with myself to become someone else… Someone loveable. I mistakenly thought that if I pleased people, they would like me. I am so grateful that I have learned the truth. It is impossible to please people.
Pleasing God is so much easier than pleasing man. All I have to do is believe and enjoy the privileges awarded me for simply being a Child of God. When I become overwhelmed by life and/or service-work for the Lord, I must remember my first priority: Daily surrender to God and His will for me. When I remember to look to Him for guidance, acceptance, and love, I am able to see that Heaven surrounds me here on earth. As a bonus, my time here will be shorter than I realize. Soon, I will be at rest and at peace within the loving arms of my father who are in Heaven.
🦋: My greatest privilege begins and ends with being a child of God.
🎬: I must trust, believe, and leave the details of my live to God.
🎬: Feel free to share notes & references from your 12.17.2020 Prayer/Meditation/Spirituality in the comments below. 💜😇👸🏽🦋🦄