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As God and I search me ~

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My morning devotionals these last two day have been on examination of self within our walk with God. While the other two devotionals I receive are focused on the upcoming Resurrection Celebration, I find it interesting that God is calling His children, at least me, to focus on my walk with Him. Being that He is a God of order and no respecter of persons, I would imagine that He is calling all of His children to examine who Christ is in them.

As I listen to Praise music and write this post I am pondering this new thing He does in me. As a people, we Christians are leaning upon the cross as we reminisce on what was done for us there. He asks that we ask ourselves what has changed in us because of what He did at Calvary…

Have we counted the cost? Have I counted the cost? Can we even fathom what was done?

Do I walk in the authority I was gifted with at that Cross? Do I share the love of my God with the world I have in my path? Do I walk in a love relationship with my Father?

What was the Cost?
What was the Cost?

Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn again in repentance to the Lord.

~ Lamentations 3:40

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among you, it means you have failed the test.

~ 2 Corinthians 13:5

I am blessed, I know, that God and I have been working on this very thing for a long while now. Yet, I continue to fall short many times. So I continue on this journey of my salvation. Continually examining my life within Christ. On the days when I mightily walk in His presence I store that love within me to pull me back whey I wander from His side.

Are we not blessed with a Father who waits, patiently, for us as we cross the streets of this world and get off on the wrong exits. Is it not the most amazing thing when we know that when we look up and ahead of us He is still there?

So this girl will walk as closely I can with my Father today.

Trying to fathom the Price that was paid for my inheritance. Will I ever be grateful enough? I hope that I please my Father daily. It is what I strive for…


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “As God and I search me ~

  1. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing your devotions with me.

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