Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fill it in.

Right now God feels _____________ toward me or with me.

Fill it in.

What do you put there?
Loving, compassionate, delighted, attentive, proud, affectionate?
Angry, disappointed, overwhelmed, sad, disgusted, irritated?


I've chosen that word- indifferent- more times than I'd like to admit. And although I don't think of it as super positive, I've never really seen it as a bad thing. Until reading this:

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference” –Elie Wiesel

So, God being indifferent about me would be one of the worst ways He could feel toward me (oops). And the thing is, this is NEVER true! God has never and will never feel indifferent toward us! He created us! 

I heard the idea recently that our deepest convictions come out of our wounds… they are what we feel and think when we lay in bed at night. So how have your wounds affected your view of how God feels about you? How does your answer to "right now God feels ___________ about me" feed into your convictions? And then what do you do with those convictions? How do you let them shape you? Your relationship with God?

What are the things that you feel and think when you lay in bed at night? How do you think these things line up with reality? That you are delighted in, cherished, and protected by an infinitely loving and forgiving Father. That you are never a disappointment, shock, or irritation to the One who created you, who chose you. This is reality. (Just check out Ephesians 1 if you don't believe me).

So, instead of filling in for God how you think He feels about you, why don't you ask Him? Keep your eyes open as you read His Word, be attentive to His still, small whisper. Ask Him to make you aware (through whatever means He chooses) of how how He really feels about you, what He thinks about you.

Jesus says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." So go after it confidently...

You might just be surprised to see how the blank is filled in. And I will bet that you won't find the word indifferent in there.

1 comment:

  1. YOU! You are His favorite (and so am I, but that's not the point!)! Read this to a dear friend in Spain today, and your words were His to us. Thanks, friend.


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