I wonder if we are sometimes just afraid to be desperate for Jesus. To be desperate for Him, means that we would have to face our brokenness. To see and admit our need for healing.
We would have to admit we are in need. That we got off course. That we are hanging on a rocky place and we are getting scared and weary of the exhaustion. And we are all often, all of these things!
We do need Jesus!
Of course we will be reminded, all too regularly, by others who are masking pain and doubt, that “desperation isn’t attractive.”
Desperate people aren’t pretty. But this is who Jesus came for. He came for those who could admit that they can’t do life well on their own and for those who are empty and want the sanity that Jesus offers.
We must let go of our unattractiveness and ugliness and be willing to run to Jesus! It doesn’t come easy either!
Accepting the fact that we have bought the lies others have spoken over us, is not easy!
Do you know what it sounds like when God calls your name? Can you hear the tone, the gentle kindness which He uses when He says your name?
Do you know what it feels like? Do you feel the brush of heaven’s breath coming near your very soul? Do you feel the warmth of it all?
As He calls each of our names, He may say something different. Sometimes, many times – as a matter of fact. He reminds me, “Let go of the past. There is nothing there for you. Go forward. Don’t pause in the road I’ve laid before you and don’t look back for one moment!”
Dear reader. Close your eyes today and “hear” his voice as he speaks softly. Listen with your heart. Close out all of the sounds. The ticking away of time, the screaming laundry or dishes, the buzz of your phone demanding that you respond, and especially shut down your own voice that try’s to convince you that you are hopeless or are too broken.
Climb up under a shaded spot – under his shadow, right at his feet and soak in His presence on purpose. Not by accident.
Look at Him face to face on purpose today, and He will meet you there.
Listen to what He tells us in his word – at this very moment.
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
It won’t be a dead end —
Because I AM God, your personal God, the holy one, your savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
That’s how much you mean to Me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back. I’d trade the creation just for you,” Isaiah 43:1-3.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.