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EVERY WORD
by Katie Marie Rowden
07/19/11
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In the quiet stillness of the morning, I met with God today. And as my thoughts formed silent words only He could hear, I was taken by a realization. I was hit by the fact that the God of the Universe was listening to me at that very moment...He was hanging on my every word. This was certainly not because I had anything profound to say or had any new enlightenment to bring Him. He was soaking in my words simply because I delighted Him and what I had to say was uniquely important.

I sat there in my chair and pondered these thoughts with my Dad. I expressed my extreme gratitude for loving and cherishing me so much. But how could this be? Who am I that He would want to turn His ear my way? I am just a woman with a heart turned to God...yet somehow, that means everything to Him.

“...I look at my micro-self and wonder, why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way? Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden's dawn light. You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps.” Psalm 8:4-8 (MSG)

Who is this God who longs to hear the voices of His children? Why would He choose us, above all else He has created? Who is this Supreme One who has chosen mere mortals to be the object of His affections? Look at the courage of horses that never turn from the intensity of battle. Imagine the extreme speed of a cheetah pouncing through open grasses. Envision the sheer size and power of an elephant staking its territory. Surely, in all of their power, these created beings overshadow the might of a man. And yet, we have been elected above all other living things to be loved and redeemed. We are set in a position to reign over all of the beasts of the air, land, and waters.

“His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalm 147:10-11

God is not impressed by accomplishments, placards on walls, or bank account balances. He is not awed by the physical feats of man nor the power wielded on Earth. This Creator of ours is drawn to those who hope, trust, and love on Him. He finds joy in the ones who take time to just sit and be with Him.

Imagine a young child sitting on the knee of her adoring father. She probably wouldn’t offer tremendous insights to her dad, but that’s not what He’s looking for. He’s simply longing to be with his daughter...to enjoy her giggle as she bounces upon his knee, to catch the sparkle in her eye, and take in every detail of her imaginative stories. He wants to hear what scares her most and the things that paint her greatest smiles. This is just a peek into the complex heart of our loving Dad.

We are infinitely blessed to have such a Father, Savior, and Friend. Who could ever love us more than He? Who else could make us feel more accepted, understood, or welcomed?...no one but the Lord of the Ages, the King of Kings, and the Lover of our unique souls.

Take some time today to appreciate how dialed in God is to your every action. He is concentrated on you, delighting in you, and longing for you to talk to Him about everything. And as you do this, realize just how profound it is that the Lord of All is sitting right there with you, hanging on your every word...

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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