As a reading instructor, part of my job is to help kids learn how to pick apart a piece that they are reading, and identify the key information found in various passages. Some of the most basic, yet foundational information as we read, can be identified through the use of who, what, when, where, why and how questions. This morning, I decided to inquire of Him these same sort of questions, that I might be reminded of the basic and foundational truth that He has planted deep within my own heart.
Who am I? I am the daughter of the King. Flawed and fragile, faithful and full of fortitude; trying to trust in the midst of trials.
What do I know? That He alone is my hope, my strength, my security, and my safety. Each of these are required revelations to remain in Him.
When do I trust? When I am afraid. When I am alone. When I am not enough. When I am weak. In all things and at all times…
Where will I find Him? In all that have breath, for He made us each in His own image. Even the rocks cry out of our mighty Creator, if we slow down and take in our surroundings.
Why do I allow Him in? His presence promises protection, passion and His perfect peace. He is good and worthy of all of my trust.
How do I know? Every breath that I breathe and each beat of my heart, are remarkable reminders of His heart for me – His created.
“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” – I Corinthians 13:12
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that though we do not yet fully know You, we are fully known. Thank You that when we invite You to be Lord of our lives, we gain the hope and the promise of one day dwelling in Your eternal presence, and understanding fully what we now only know it part. Thank You for Your promises that provide protection, passion, and perseverance. May we each carry the hope that You have for all who call on Your Name. Lead us to love well. Amen.