Thoughts to make your heart sing.
Good Monday Morning to this week 49 of 2019
When you were little, did someone big and strong carry you?
As I go through the day’s here in Togo, I see the “little ones” being carried in many ways. A wonderful moment is usually when the babies get uneasy, unhappy, though fed, it’s simply time to get some rest, and where best than on the back of the mother. Gently she wings the baby onto her back, positions the feet, wraps the towel carefully around and tightens it until the child is firmly secured. In no time the babies fall asleep. The message is clear, affirming, straightforward; I can help, trust me, I’ll show you, let me get you firmly positioned and you’ll have a wonderful sleep.
God’s intention is very similar with his words, actions, His affection, His care and love for us. Are they really an option to fully trust? How we need this firm swing onto his back to realize that He is for us, that we are fully in His grip, that He is in charge and has got us tight “under His wings”.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord,
give yourselves no rest and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth
In other words: Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. Fill his mind, give him no rest! Isaiah 62:6-7
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. Isaiah 58:9
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
And so we know and rely on the love that God has for us. 1 John 4.16
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I’ve got your back!
But you will not leave in haste or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Like the child on the back of the mother, the mother can do many things while the child rests, but her mind is on the child, feels every move, feels the warmth, and reacts to the sleeping and awakening.
You fill God’s mind!
In His grip!