So, I feel as if part of the purpose of this blog is to share my own personal faith experiences as a means of helping others believe or reconnect/restart their own faith journeys. To that end, I think it is important for me to share both of the experiences I had yesterday that I felt were messages, from God, about his love for me.
l want to reiterate what I have said in past posts, that I feel as if every message from God is personal and meant specifically for the person to which it was directed. That being said, I think that, as Christians, we sometimes have difficulty recognizing when God is speaking to us. We aren’t “tuned in”.
For the purposes of my own personal faith journey I make a point of listening to KLOVE or a similar station when I am in the car. I like hearing songs that reflect how I feel about God and the love of Jesus, and I also like the positive feeling I get from listening to positive radio. Today as I was driving to an appointment I heard one of their 1-minute messages of encouragement from Luis Palau. He was telling a story about an airplane that was experiencing trouble and had to make an emergency landing. On the airplane was a mother and her four-year old daughter. In the story the mother, turns to her child, tells her that no matter what happens she loves her and then wraps herself around her child like a human shield of love, an image of sacrificial love. As I listened to those words, I could feel tears welling up and my heart overflowing. Yes, I’m a mother, but today, the image I had wasn’t of motherhood, but of Jesus, who also loves us SO much that he gave his life for us. Today, in my tears, I felt my savior telling me how much he loves me, telling me that I am wrapped in HIS shield of love. It was almost as if I could feel myself cocooned…wrapped in the arms and love of Jesus. It was a moment powerful enough to life me for the entire day. But that wasn’t the only message of love God had for me.
As I was driving home from that appointment I was listening to the song “With Every Act of Love” by Jason Gray. I have heard this song many times and have just enjoyed singing along to it, but today, when I heard the lyric “God put a million million doors, in the world for his love to walk through, one of those doors is you…” I could feel the tears welling up again. I could feel those words coming to me as if spoken directly from God…telling me that I was a door to show the world his love.
THAT is the reason why I started this blog. I want you to know that God is real and he loves you and he really can and will take an active role in your life if you will only let him. I could read the same verse a thousand times and it won’t be until the 1001st time, when God is ready, that that verse will stand out to me, as if highlighted in bright bold colors. As a message.
God loves YOU! So if there’s a point to today’s blog, it’s that if God is willing to talk to me, he can’t wait to talk to you too. All you have to do is listen.