5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 It will be healing to your body
And refreshment to your bones.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
GOD really does speak to us, I promise. But most importantly, HE promises. This past Friday night when I got home I experienced one of the most life changing things to ever happen to me, and it is all because of the sweetest Voice that I have ever heard.
Friday, Friday night especially, I had been having a hard time. It was just a difficult night full of worry and hidden doubt, and to be honest it would’ve been easy for me to just get home, curl up and go to sleep to try to forget about things, about the pain and worry, and just tell God that I trust Him, and do nothing but lay there and wait…. but that wasn’t God’s plan. That was the worry and doubt’s idea, not the Truth. And The Truth, God, ALWAYS overcomes worry and doubt.
When I got home Friday night I knew what I had to do- something that I have honestly been doing a lot of recently, and something I highly suggest doing. I got home, went straight to my room, closed the door, took off my shoes and just hit the floor, on my knees, and started to pray. I just prayed and cried out to God, talking to Him and asking Him what I have been asking a lot of lately, that He will help me, and all of us, to just stay completely focused on Him. I told Him that I do still completely trust in Him and His promises. I felt that true peace, that True Love wash over me.
I have a habit of immediately going to social media. I know that’s a big habit heard of all over the place, but it is something that I struggle with. I have this habit of going straight to my phone before I open up The Word. I’m not saying that social media is bad, but what I am saying is that after a long day, and any day, we all truly need The Truth before we dive straight into what things in the world are going to get inside of our minds.
I remember this experience so vividly. I got up from praying, walked over to my bed, and I saw The Bible and my phone, side by side(that sounds really dramatic but I really don’t care). I heard a voice tell me to pick up The Bible and start reading, to put the phone away and open up The Truth, because HE knew I needed it. I got up on my bed, put my phone under my covers so that it would be out of sight and I picked up The Word, God’s Word, opened it up and heard the most unexplainably loving, peaceful, calming, joyful Voice say to me: “That’s MY girl.”. It was undeniably GOD. HE spoke to me. I had a feeling that I haven’t ever felt before, a chilling feeling that I can’t completely explain or describe. I immediately burst into tears and lifted my arms high, hands open, surrendering to The Lord God Almighty, The Lord Most High. I prayed to Him, talked with Him, praised Him and told Him that I still completely trusted Him, I asked Him for peace. Immediately, IMMEDIATELY, I felt a feeling, a peace that I can’t explain, the tears stopped, I felt a flood of HIS complete Love and Grace completely wash over me, covering me, as He told me, reminded me, that we need to and can trust in HIM.
Right after, I felt GOD telling me to share this experience, to share this moment of amazingness and awesomeness that I won’t ever forget. I knew I was supposed to write about it here on my blog, but I hadn’t ever felt to actually share something publicly, but there is no doubt in my heart and mind that I’m supposed to share this. I put it off for a few days, but y’all, God will continue to remind you to do something, seriously. Sunday afternoon a group of friends and I went on a hike and during our Bible study, God gave me the obvious opportunity to share this story when someone asked about my experience of God talking to me(not a coincidence), and again I still felt the need to share it all over the place.
And maybe I don’t know the whole reason that I need to share this. Maybe someone is going through something and they just want to hear about some good news. Maybe someone needs to know about a miracle. Maybe someone is hoping to see another thing that God does, how He works in our lives. Because although it seems like the simplest phrase, the simplest reminder that I am HIS girl, the truth is, it’s far beyond simple. It is far beyond just a small phrase that was spoken to me. It is way, way more than that. HE reminded me that I AM HIS, AND HIS ALONE, ALWAYS!
We are HIS when the world is pulling at us.
We are HIS when we don’t know where we belong.
We are HIS when confusion is our companion.
We are HIS when fear, doubt and worry creep into our lives.
We are HIS when the world tells us differently.
We are HIS when we are lost, afraid and lonely.
We are HIS still when we are following HIM.
We are HIS when we decide whether to pick up The Word or a cellphone
WE ARE STILL HIS when our sins are beyond obvious and THE PURE AND PERFECT LAMB OF GOD, THE LORD, THE CREATOR CHOOSES TO LOVE US ENOUGH TO COVER US IN HIS LOVE AND BLOOD AND NOT LOOK AT OUR SINS.
With HIM, with GOD, with CHRIST JESUS THE LORD AND SAVIOR OF ALL, we are worthy. We are made completely pure.
I am HIS girl, HE tells me so, and I know this to be completely true.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
1 Peter 5:6-7
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.