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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jesus Sees You So Differently

This will probably be the world's shortest blog post, but I hope so much that it will encourage someone else today.

I was praying a short time the other morning and telling the Lord how sorry I am that I'm so inconsistent when it comes to prayer and Bible reading. I really am inconsistent in those things. I do great for a week or two, then I slide back into a hit and miss routine.  I let out a big sigh and then went downstairs for my day.

Later that day, I gave our littlest boy his meds and formula through his g-tube (he looks like a perfectly healthy seven year old, but has a metabolic disorder that requires the g-tube since age 2 ). I walked over to the counter and opened a notebook I keep there and wrote down the time I gave his meds to him. Then, suddenly, the Lord spoke to me.  He said, "I don't think you are inconsistent at all. You've been doing this job of giving Nathaniel his meds for five years." I was so shocked and also flooded with Jesus' love for me. I never thought about it like that. I thought He was more interested in how much I read the Bible or prayed during the week, but He was showing me that He didn't look at me and my efforts as a giant check mark on His calendar.

He feels the same way about you. He sees your heart and that is what He is most concerned about. The things we do for Him and forget - He will NEVER forget. He lovingly watches you throughout your day and He remembers each and every thing you do in His name. His heart is tender towards you.

Have a blessed day!

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14 comments:

  1. Kathy, this is for ME, if for no one else today. I have had the same feelings and conversation with God. This very week as I've been changing gross diapers and continuing to love a very challenging child, He's been showing me how He receives all that I do as worship, even if it doesn't seem at all "spiritual" to me. Ack...now I'm crying! Thank you for sharing this. Definitely confirmation and encouragement to my heart today. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jerusha! You've encouraged me, too. Everything you are doing is very dear to Him. Thank you so much for writing!

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  2. Thanks for the post Kathy! Your words are very encouraging and inspirational.

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  3. Thank you for sharing that! Visiting from Imparting Grace!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I love Imparting Grace!

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  4. Such sweet truth.

    Coming over from Richella's link.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  5. Oh, this is GOOD. How wonderful that God spoke that to you. It really shows his loving nature- like the love you give your son taking care of him so consistently!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment:) Yes, isn't Jesus wonderful?

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  6. Thanks for your ministry. You are touching lives

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