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Simply Be a Child of God

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Laurie Coombs 1 Comment

And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. – 1 Samuel 12:21

Have you ever gotten so caught up in doing that you forget to simply be in the presence of God?

Over the last 10 months, I have been going… and going… and going. I have been doing. All good things. All with good intentions (or at least as good each of our intentions can be, in this fallen flesh). But still, I have been doing. Writing. Sharing the Word. Caring for those around me.

But then I hear God’s gentle whisper. What about Me? Where do I fit in all of this? Don’t forget. You are My child before anything else. 

And so, I take a step back. Take a deep breath. And let out a heavy sigh.

I am a Child of God.

How could I have forgotten?

I have been praying. Praying for the Lord to draw me near as I look toward Him. Praying for intimacy with the only One who can satisfy. Praying for grace.

Today, this is where I am, but I know I won’t stay here. For, the Lord is faithful. I don’t think He’s calling me to quit. But instead, He’s calling me into deeper relationship. So, this is where I choose to go first. To the throne of my Heavenly Father to simply be His daughter.

Won’t you join me there?

Let your mercy come to me, that I may live. – Psalm 119:77

{Don’t forget. You are a child of God before anything else.}

Have you ever been in this place?

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