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Safe in Him … the me He created … {Day 6}

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He who watches over me will not slumber ~ Psalm 121:3b

Most vulnerable, are we, in the state of sleep.

Each night I sign off of my favorite social network with blessings, prayers and the reminder to all who know, and who do not know, that God watches over us in that vulnerable state of sleep. I know this to be truth … but …

… do I believe?

I woke this morning to this in a comment to my good night status from a friend …

“We are safe in Him”

For great is your love toward me ...

There was revelation in the reading of that simple part of her comment … It brought great understanding in this quest I have chosen.

 … we are safe in Him.

I am seeking the Me He Created here … and to do this I must find Him in ME; while he protects and honors and comforts me in Himself …

Oh the depths this touches within me. It feels like my heart will burst, yet I understand this to be a wholly spiritual sensation as well.

This week … in this quest I have prayed some specific prayers. I truly sought God in prayer to the comfort of answers.

Am I amazed? Yes and no …

Psalm 86: 5-7

You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
   abounding in love to all who call to you.
Hear my prayer, LORD;
   listen to my cry for mercy.
When I am in distress, I call to you,
   because you answer me.

 No … because it is not the first (by miles and miles!) answers He has made clear …

Yes … in that these prayers were for things I have battled and found no answer to forever!

I’ve asked for stamina and no physical pain, when caring for a loved one.

I’ve asked to find Him in the mundane things of my day.

I’ve asked for courage to do something I was not comfortable doing.

I’ve asked for true rest …

It was that simple … I surrendered in the prayer I’ve been praying … I’ve been thankful in that I have His Word and that I truly believe it in my mind …

… and now it has dropped into my heart and spirit …

I believe God … I believe what He says in His word … I believe what He has promised!

Miraculously I was not fatigued nor was I in any terrible pain after a day of shopping and caring with my loved one!

Miraculously I have truly found Him and His purpose in my mundane day to day; and they were miraculously not mundane any longer, but full of purpose.

Miraculously I had the courage to step out of my comfort zone in a ministry outreach and found that I was successful and received well by those outside of my normal circles.

I asked for true rest and woke refreshed and ready for this day, this Sunday; after a long week and the abuse of the coming extra hour provided by daylight savings! 🙂

… and then God’s House!

Confirmation in this Psalm today … We delved into Psalm 86:1-7; 10-13 And this was just for the offering! My suggestion … read the whole psalm.

Then the Message! Faith and Faithfulness!

In a nutshell …

Faith must rest on eternal things – when one’s faith rests on eternal things God then takes care of the temporal [worldly] things!

My focus is HIM … and HIS KINGDOM … and where I fit into that. And I DO fit into that.

For Great is His Love for ME!

The coming week and month holds some very hard and important tasks. Things I am not sure of; things that shake my confidence in me.

Yet …

It’s not about me! Right?

These things are important for my ministries … to even be blessed to have whatever ministries God has planned. These things are vital to my spiritual growth, not to mention my natural growth.

Gratefully I know how to prepare for them … Miraculously {funny, like any of this happened over night!} yet that is exactly how it feels!

It’s as if all of a sudden my relationship with Father God deepened with the dawn of this, the shortest day of 2011 so far!

So, as this first day of early sunsets I embark on the continuation of this revelatory prayer that I have miraculously stumble upon! Ha! 😀

I implore you …

What is it you need? Is there something you have battled and prayed for that simply has not manifested?

Pray for more of Him … tell Him exactly what you need, truly knowing that you cannot and that He can … Allow Him to tackle that thing through the YOU in HIM and the HIM in YOU …

** We, as a church, have been challenged to read 1 proverb each day for 31 days … clearly complicating all those things I have ahead of me this next 2 weeks 😀 … with the promise that it will change our lives! That it will teach us how to live and answer many of those questions we have in our day to day lives!

Join us … I know that this practice of truly putting God’s Word into us works.

Let me know how you’re doing … I honestly and deeply want to know how you are doing on your personal quest.

Whatever that quest looks like in your life!

More of Him

Blessings Loves!

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.

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