She sat with me and we prayed together. Her questions of God's love for her whirling in and out of her speech. She never actually said it out loud--- but I could hear it behind her words. She is learning He loves her, yes. But, don't we all have a long journey in really getting it?!
As I prayed for her and listened, I began to sense what Father God might want to say to her heart... the picture I saw in my mind's eye was a recent memory: today's morning snuggle with my children.
Every morning when they come down to see me, I whisper something to my children.
Eye's glazed over and hair messed, in that 'I just woke up' way that is so very adorable, my sweet kids climb on to my lap (one at a time!) and I say to them, "I am happy to see you!"
I pull them close and whisper, "I am so happy to see you this morning!" And, they smile.
And, I am.
I am so happy to see them each morning! When I say those words, my eyes looking into their eyes, I mean them. I am so very happy to see their faces, to squeeze their sweet bodies, and to hear their voices!
What does God think of me when I "come to see Him". When I wake up, hardly able to drag myself out of the warm bed into the cold, dark morning air, ... what might His face look like, His voice sound like, His arms feel like when He whispers into my ear, "Stephanie, I am happy to see you!"
His Word reminds me that He delights in me. His faithful love sings over each of His children as He counts the numbers of hair on our heads!
I receive this Truth today. I ask the Lord to let that Truth feed me, once again. Like manna, this bread, would feed me to pure contentment and peace.
He is happy to see me!
These are the words I spoke to my friend as we prayed. I told her that He was happy to see her! And she, too, ate of this Truth... this sweet, filling, satisfying bread that brings life! He loves her freely and delights in her. These are the words that I sensed the Spirit prompting.
I spoke them... ate of them myself... and from these words about His love there were baskets n' baskets of leftovers for her to partake of, as well! We ate and we were satisfied.
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:17