Posted on January 22, 2012. Filed under: Stirrings |

For a while now I’ve felt a stirring to write another blog.  Every time I go to write it my mind seems to blank and I end up with nothing except a few extra pins on my Pinterest page.  I feel like there is a lot going on inside of me right now.  It’s hard to pick just one thing to focus on and express.  However, I think I’d like to focus on love.  All that I am thinking and feeling seems to come down to this.  Disclaimer; if you’re expecting some deep insights on love, you won’t find them here.   I’m sure that anything I would have to say on love is something you’ve already heard or known.  I just felt it pressed upon my heart to share this so it could possibly encourage and uplift someone else.  You’re not alone.

If I’m really honest.  There are times when I think somehow I got missed.  Somehow God must have forgotten about me today.  I mean, He’s got so many people to care for, why would He take the time to stop and think about me?  I’ve been asking myself the wrong question.  Why wouldn’t He?  After all, He’s paid the ultimate sacrifice by sending His son to die for my sins; why would He waste that?  That’s not a gift to be taken lightly and not something I should regard as just another verse in the Bible.  God is purposeful in all that He does.  His timing is beautiful and His gifts are perfect.

It irritates me when people sit around and talk about what they don’t have or what God is not giving them.  I don’t want to be someone who sits around whining about what I don’t have and what I think I should get.  I want to be thankful for what He has given and all the blessings that surround me.  This morning I was reminded that He does love me and He has not forgotten about me or the dreams He has given me.  In fact, He has something so special it can’t come wrapped in your everyday wrapping.  He has it planned.  He can’t wait to give it to me but He has to.   It’s just not time yet.  It’s like planning a surprise birthday party.  It’s SO fun for the planner because they know how fantastic it’s going to be but they have to wait with anticipation until the actual day.  When they day comes, it’s joyous and beautiful and the planner and the birthday girl (or boy) are elated and rejoice in celebration together!  How beautiful is His love for us.

When I think of this, it warms my heart and brings God to a new level of relationship for me.  I know He cares and He’s waiting in anticipation for the day when He can reveal what’s in store for us.  I would love it if I could attach music to play as you read this.  Since I can’t (or just don’t know how) this is a song that put it all together for me:

One Things Remains, Jesus Culture

Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
constant in the trial and the change

One thing remains

Your love never fails
It never gives up
It never runs out on me

Love really does conquer all and it never ends, it never gives up.  Today, I decided to stop whining and realize that God does love ME.


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This is great Nikki!
As we sang that song today, the word NEVER popped out to me as one of the most beautiful words ever. NEVER will He forgot. NEVER will He leave me. NEVER.

I love what you said (well all of it) but I liked the part about “why would God waste that?” It’s so true. He paid such a huge price for us and we’re gonna say, “am I worth it?” I also love your perspective as a planner, to see God planning this amazing surprise. I have a friend whose husband was helping a group of us friends plan a surprise birthday party for her. The day of her party, she got into a huge fight with him because she thought he had forgotten her birthday or that it wasn’t important to him. I know they had an interesting conversation when she got home from the party!! Anyway, I want to live in that state of wonder and trust. Love you friend and love your thoughts!

You are so beautiful!!! Your insides just ooze Jesus and your smile lets it seep out for the rest of us!! THank you for not letting the day go by without sharing these thoughts.

I love you SO much… you know that. Right?

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