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In Case You Were Wondering…

15 Jun

This is another one of those weeks when I keep telling myself I’ll blog but time has once again not been on my side.  Then tonight I remembered the phrase my mom used to tell me (and her dad used to tell her)… “We do what we want to do.”  Well, I want to blog. So I’m taking just a few moments to tell you this…

You matter.  One day, your Creator decided, without a doubt, that the world needed you for a very specific purpose.  He put you together deliberately -  cell by cell.  And he is pleased with what he created in you.  Very pleased.  You are a work of fine art that he proudly offered to the world to make it better.  And you’ve got flaws, because you’re human and you have a free will.  But guess what… your flaws didn’t throw Him for a loop. He knows your heart better than you do.  And he loves it infinitely.

Trusting Him with your heart may feel scary, like maybe you should protect yourself from having to do something you don’t want to do… or love somebody who might hurt you… or admit things you don’t want to admit.  But nothing is hidden from Him, and nothing could possibly keep Him from knowing and loving the person he so carefully crafted.  Letting go of all those hang-ups frees you in every way to allow His purpose for you to be realized.

Of all the things on my heart, I’m not sure why THIS is the message I couldn’t ignore today… but maybe you know.  When we really get a glimpse of just how deliberately our Maker placed us exactly where He did in this world… we think, live and love very differently.

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7 responses to “In Case You Were Wondering…

  1. DonnaPatterson

    June 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Thanks Emily. That was beautiful and words of truth. I needed to hear this today.

    Love, In Christ,

    Donna

     
  2. Barbara Fouquet

    June 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Enjoy reading your blogs. Noticed that your son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I am reading book Noah’s Wife by TK Thorne. Not much is said about her in the Bible, not even her name, just Noah’s wife. But Jews keep such detailed accounts that they probably know what she fixed for breakfast on any given day. Anyway, I read that her name is Na’amah and she had Asperger’s Syndrome. Not sure how anyone today knows that as she lived 5000 years ago and I doubt they knew what is was then. But thought it was interesting.

     
  3. Bekah

    June 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    I have to tell you that I was JUST about to shut off the computer last night when I saw you’d updated, so I read – and got literal goose bumps. You were the final piece of affirmation God packed into my yesterday that He is calling me to TRUST. Even when it’s scary. And that He does have a purpose that He can fulfill if I will TRUST.

     
  4. Janet

    June 17, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    Thanks Emily, that was for me too. Sometimes in the midst of my sickness I question what my purpose could be, it seems at times that it just adds disruptions to other’s lives and I hate that. The verse I have been pondering is 1 Peter 4:19, “So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” That’s my answer for this time in my life, trust my faithful Creator and do good!! Thanks for reminding me of why He created me!!
    God bless!!
    Janet

     
  5. Pam Tucker (SongbirdPam)

    June 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Amazing Emily! I saw you had posted a new blog and, like you I could not read it due to lack of time and events going on. I TOOK the time whe you did the repost on twitter and was just floored because not even 5 minutes or so before I had already been talking to a friend about what you said. Trusting God to heal the hurt when you let others in and they literally destroy your love and trust. Getting our eyes off man and putting them back on God will help us make it through any of the pain that is required when we open our hearts up to love “christians” and serve them. God said these words to me, “If you can not open your heart and be a servant, serving those for my name sake and opening yourself up to be hurt, I can’t use you! I can heal the hurts but you have to be an open and obedient servant.” My answer is YES LORD! and in turn I trust him to bind up the broken hearted and proclaim the peace!

     
  6. Jan Reger

    July 1, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful blog Emily. I love the “your flaws didn’t throw Him for loop” part. Sometimes we use the phrase “God knows are heart” when we are doing right but He also knows our heart when we are not pleasing to Him and our motives are not totally right. Thanks for the reminder that if no one else needed I sure did. Really gave me food for thought. Thanks much. Jan

     

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