My daughter is falling head over heels with her King! There's no other way to describe it! She is soaring from His wonder! She's basking in His pleasure! She's wow-ed at His Presence. She's amazed at all that He speaks! She's woe-ed that He not only speaks generically, but that He speaks to the moment, in specifics, to each individual... and that He can speak in just about anything around her.
She told Him this morning that she broke up with her boyfriend for Him last night! Not that the guy that she was dating is a bad guy. He's not. He, too, loves God. But at the moment they're not quite on the same page (She literally asked him the other night, "What page are you on?" Gotta love that!). Her point is that in this season she needs only to seek her Savior. To let Him woo her. She wants to learn all that she can know about Him. He has her enamored. She's falling in love... and she often is baffled at what all is happening. She can't understand His goodness. His love. His attention. His mercy. His grace. His all-over-the-place!
After staying up late she had to wake up early to open the store she works at this morning. She called me later. She told me about her ride there. About what she said to Him. About all that He said to her!!! She told Him that she needed to see Him everywhere. That she needed Him to speak to her in everything. And then. Her blew her away in the specifics of His saying! In the songs that He chose to say it in. In the songs that she'd not liked before, but was whoa-ed over the words of those songs this morning. In the songs that had been her favorite for eons at how the depths of it grew in the words that she'd just sang, but not really heard-heard and listened to before this moment. She told me that it was all she could do to make herself get out of her car once she got there... for she wanted only to sit in the car longer and bask in her God!
She went in. She did all the what-evers that it takes to open... all the while thinking of God and all that He'd said to her already this morning. After only a little while, she got an email, a "verse for the day." She got excited and was anxious to open it. She couldn't wait to see what He'd say! Here's what she found, ""The days are coming," declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land - not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it" (Amos 8:11-12).
She called me horrified! She told me all that had happened. Then told me about the verse that had been mailed to her. And then asked, "Does that mean He's not going to talk to me? He's been talking to me everywhere and in everything!!! And I've asked Him to! I've needed Him to! Does this means He's going to quit talking to me???"
I loved her panic! No doubt, God did too! No doubt, He loves her enthusiam! Her want! Her seeking of Him! And her horror that He'd dare silence His lips and not speak to her heart and her ears anymore!
No! I told her. It doesn't mean that. I told her the background behind it. And I told her His promise, that any who seek Him will find Him when they seek Him with all of their heart... just as she is doing. (""For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart, I will be found by you," declares the LORD" - Jer 29:11-13).
I went outside after talking to her. Wow, the clouds are awesome today! Huge! Fluffy! White! Tons of them everywhere! I sooo see God in the clouds. I went back inside to text her about them. To tell her to go look. For this is what I see in them every time they're placed in the sky, "There is no God like ours, the clouds are His chariot as He rides across the skies to come and help us!" Deut 33:26.
I feel evidence of His running to my rescue every time I cry out and ask Him! The thought of His clouds being His chariot as He comes to help me blows my mind!
And then right after all that, I saw someone tweet this verse that was so much more incredible because of the clouds and the verse that I'd just sent to my daughter because of them, "I lift my eyes up, my help comes from the Lord!" Psalm 121:1.
I love my Savior! I love that He speaks! I love that He comes to our rescue! I love that He woos! I love that He draws! I love that He pulls us closer and closer and closer to Him! I love that He loves! I love that He cares! I love that He listens! I love all He does!
But today, especially, I love that He's thrilling my daughter in ways that she's never known before! In such a huge way, that she'd rather seek and pursue (while being pursued) her God right now, than seek love and find satisfaction in a boy. That's rare for a 19 year old!! Oh, the love I have for my Jesus right now!!!!!!!