God is at work through many people on the first coast. Tonight’s blog entry is a part of Rose’s Story. Rose has been living missionally on the First Coast for several years and God is stirring up something new in her heart again. This is the first of a series. What insights and encouragement do you find from her words?
We all need a cheer leader, someone who sees the best in you at all times. They know your short comings and failures but they are there to uplift you. A reminder that you are worth it, they see your potential more than your failures. They understand understand what it took for you to get to where you are, as well as what it takes every day for you to stay, keep up keeping it up. They are ready to encourage you, remind you that your best outshines your failures daily. With them cheering you on, reminding you of the best you there is. There is no failure, just a bump in the road, a rough day that will soon change, that tomorrow will be so much better than today. They never give up on you.
For me my best cheer leading team has always been my family. However there are times even they get tired and need help. In those moments they need their own cheer leader, reminding them who they are.
The last 19 years I have had a great cheer leader. He has never given up on me. He knows my faults better than I know them. However, what is best about Him is that He sees the best in me and always reminds me that He will never leave me nor forsake me. He reminds me to be courageous, taking away the fear. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deut: 31:6)
He always wants the best for me, never gets tired of me, never lets me down. What is even better than that is I can never let Him down or disappoint Him. He is the best friend I could ever have, the best parent, the best everything. Yes He is that good. You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. (Psalms 139:1-6)
Yes He is that good. So in the next few weeks I will share with you how much He has taught me. He knocked on my door and invited me to a dance. A dance that is unlike any other. Once I answered the knock and let Him in, He invited me asked me to ‘come dance with Him’. So I have been on a dance like no other. Welcome to my dance with Jesus, who has promised to love me, who reminds me that each day is a new beginning. Each day I learn a new dance routine.
What is your dance with Jesus look like. Mine is a continues searching, learning and changing for the better with His help. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Ps 139:23-24)