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O Come Let Us Adore Him Whispers From the Father

O Come Let Us Adore Him
Whispers From the Father

While singing the words “O Come Let Us Adore Him” these bible verses came to mind:

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

I love it that our God invites us to come to Him. Not so we can adore Him. That will come later. He wants us to come to Him so He can love us and restore our broken lives.  (Luke 15:11-32) He wants us just as we are. Messy. Confused. Broken. Overburdened. Harried. Worried. Proud. Selfish. Ashamed. Not having our lives even close to together.

And in spite of all our mistakes, He loves us. When we realize that….when we truly realize that He loved us enough to wrap Himself in human flesh and enter our world….and He now invites us to come to Him so He can love us, restore us, and give us eternal life……when that sinks in to our being, we will adore Him.

Listen carefully. I hear him whispering “Come.” Do you hear it too? Let us go to Him for He is waiting with His arms open wide.

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My Child~

I see that you are fearful and worried. I see you sitting there with tears in your eyes.

Can I tell you something? Do not be worried or afraid.

I will make you strong.

I will help you.

I will take good care of you.

My hand is reaching out towards you. It is there. It is taking your hand now.

I will walk you through the problem.

Hear Me whisper to you, “Do not be afraid, I will help you.”

I am your Father and your God.

I will make the path clear for you. Trust Me.

Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:13Proverbs 3:5,6

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(click on photo for a better view of the birds)

My Child~

How I want to protect you! Like a mother bird who looks after her babies I want to gather you under my wings so you can feel My love, comfort and protection. I want to shelter you from all harm and danger.  (Matthew 23:37) Let Me be your protection! Let Me be your shelter and your provider!

As you looked in on the babies in their nest you saw how vulnerable they were. You are vulnerable too, My Child. Without Me to guide and protect you, you can find yourself in all kinds of danger.

Did you hear the mother bird chirping loudly as you looked in her nest? She was sounding the alarm that danger was near. She was concerned for her babies. The same is true of our relationship. When I see danger approaching you, or you getting too close to things that could hurt you, I sound the alarm. You may hear Me in the small voice inside of you. You may hear My advice through the words of a friend, the words of a song, a pastor, or through My Word, the Bible. Listen to Me! I am guiding you for your good!

My Child, I care for you just as a mother bird cares for her babies. I love you so very much. Never forget that. And even if you can’t see or feel me, like the baby birds whose mother is out looking for food, you can hear My voice. For I am with you always. (Isaiah 41:10, Deuteronomy 31:6)

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Manta Ray Maui 2013

Manta Ray
Maui 2013

My Dear Child~

I know you’ve been praying earnestly and for a long time about certain issues. You would like to see some answers. You would like to see the situation improve. You wonder why it’s taking so long.

I am aware of your prayers. I am aware of the prayers and tears of all My Children. (2 Kings 20:1-6) (Psalm 56:8)

You want to help others with the same problem, but you aren’t in a position to do so. Your motives and desires are noble and good. I am aware of them. (Psalm 139:1-2) I am aware of the whole situation. All that is happening is proceeding according to My plan. (Proverbs 19:21)

Let me remind you of the time you were snorkeling recently.  It was the last snorkel adventure of your trip. You were leaving later that day to go home. You were praying to see a sea turtle. You had already seen many sea turtles that vacation.  I wanted to send something your way that you would never forget. Something big, something out of the ordinary, something extra special, something rarely seen. So, I sent a Manta Ray to you instead.

Manta Rays are the largest ray that there is, averaging 22 feet wide and weighing up to 3000 pounds. They are harmless to humans, so even though you were startled to see one, I made sure to send something that could not harm you. You were asking to see a common sea turtle, I sent something much better, much larger and something that is not often seen by a snorkeler. They are rarely viewed or studied at all since there are few aquariums large enough to hold them.

I heard your earnest prayer for the sea turtle, and I wanted to answer and surprise you with something beyond your imagination. Admit it; it never entered your mind that you would see a Manta Ray did it?

I hear all your prayers.  Even the ones you’ve been praying about for a very long time, and are way more important to you than spotting a sea turtle. And I am working out the answers to your prayers. It may take awhile sometimes and that is because some trials are really times of refinement for you. (Psalm 66:10) Trials also provide an opportunity for Me to humble you and teach you to rely on Me. (Deuteronomy 8:2-3)

Take heart, even when you think nothing is happening, I am always at work. I want you to know that I hear the prayers of all My Children, and I am involved in their lives too.

In My time, and in My way the answers will come.

Don’t be surprised if the answer is something that never even entered your mind. It will exceed your expectations and happen as suddenly as that Manta Ray appeared out of the depths of the deep blue sea. Just wait (as patiently and expectantly as you can) and you will see. (Psalm 40:1-5)

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My Child~

You wonder if I hear your prayers. You wonder if I see your struggles. You wonder if I am involved in your life. The answer to all of your questions is YES! I hear your cries and I see your struggles. I am near and I am involved in your life. (Exodus 3:7, Psalm 34:6)

When you needed to speak with someone and you ran into her at the grocery store….that was Me arranging that encounter.

When the gardener that you had been meaning to call showed up across the street to rake your neighbor’s yard…that was Me also.

These small “coincidences” are a reminder to you that I am involved in your life……in the big things and the small things.

When the bible study that you were going through asked in chapter 1 for you to write down questions and ideas that you wanted Me to clarify, and 4 weeks later you were slammed with the answer, and the next day you were asked in the study book if I had clarified the answer for you….yes that was Me too.

You see, not only did I give you the answer loud and clear on Tuesday, I wanted to make sure you understood that was Me talking…hence the follow up question in your bible study book on Wednesday. Who else could time the follow up question so perfectly but Me?

I may take longer to act than you prefer. And My ways may not be what you desire either (they can involve more pain than you would like). How I accomplish things may not be in the same manner that you would do them. That is OK. My ways are not like your ways. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

And in those times when the answers aren’t all that clear, know that I am nearby. I am guiding you. Take a small step if you are unsure and I will let you know if you are headed in the right direction.

I love you My Child, and I am involved in your life. Never forget that. I know that what you are going through is tedious and unpleasant but lean into Me, talk to Me about it, and I will help you through it. I am, after all your Father and I know what you need before you even ask Me. (Matthew 6:8)

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