So, I had a rather nice chat with God the other day. I was just in the bathroom messing with my makeup when I had the strangest urge to read my Bible. Thinking to myself, "Okay God, you want to tell me something?" I went over and got my Bible (which I sadly don't do often enough), cracked it open to a random page, and put it down on my bed. My window was open, and the moment I put the book down, a gust of wind came through and flipped a bunch of pages, like in those cool movies! It landed on Psalms 121, which I read hastily, then reread about three times-
"Psalm 121A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore."
Then I sat back and thought for a pretty long time, the cool breeze still blowing in, the setting sun's orange rays illuminating my face (so poetic, right?). God never takes His eyes off of you. Not once, since even before your conception. He's watching every single move you make, watching over your sleep, guarding your thoughts and blessing everything you do, even when we almost never think about it! Why would He, someone as powerful and as busy and as holy as He is, bother to make that kind of impossible commitment for someone like me? Why would He put so much of His time into making sure I'm safe and sound and secure, every minute of every hour? Of every day? Of every week, month, year, for thirteen and 1/2 years? Why?
"Because I love you," was God's immediate response. So I sat again in thoughtful, understanding silence, thanking Him for protecting me for so long, and never blinking an eye because He loves me. And actually, it was as rewarding for me as it would be for Him hearing it. It made me joyful to thank Him, to recognize what he's done for me. I go through every day, naive, busy, ignorant, never really realizing that there's someone protecting me. Sure, I think about God throughout the day, but not nearly as much as He thinks about me, and that was very comforting. I watched the sun go down and just let the Lord love on me for a while. I thought maybe he had just been itching to express His love in some way, and I'm glad He did. It was a huge blessing.
I encourage you to let Him show you something about yourself. Let God show you something about Himself. It was eye-opening and encouraging and strengthening, and it's something all of us certainly need to experience every once in a while.
Alright, enough of my rambling. :) I have to go do my math.. *feels dread* I'll post some Hawaii pictures later, okay?
Oooh, almost forgot. Pastor The Eagle, my youth pastor, asked me to sing in his class next week.. That should prove interesting. I'd better go practice. :) Have a great day guys!