I never thought that I would say that a prodigal is a gift!
And, I have been gifted with two? Praise the LORD, I had two, and now only one!
Now that you call it a gift, I have looked back on the day I received my gift! It has been a gift that I have unwrapped carefully! It was not one to tear the ribbon off of quickly and dive into! But I can say that as I have TAKEN the GIFT from HIS Hands, and let me say, I was ever so hesitant to do so, I have found this gift box FULL of Hidden treasures.
In this gift box I found a special invitation to travel with Jesus, The Great Shepherd to The High Places! I was Much-Afraid, but I followed. I have learned a lot, seen a lot, and found treasures along the way! The disciples had this privilege as well! They also saw Great and Mighty things!
I was also given a personal invitation to be a SPECIAL GUEST at the foot of GOD’s Throne, getting to KNOW a Beautiful God and LOVING Father in a very Intimate way.
He has shared secrets with me!
Divine appointments along the way have been surprising and exciting! The Master Potter has kept me from drying out. He has dipped His hands in Living water and moistened me, and has with His LOVE, filled my broken places.
The Great Shepherd been my Special Guide! I have seen valleys suddenly filled with flowers, Sonshine on stormy rugged Mt. tops, an oasis in a heated desert, and He has watched over me with His rod and staff, as I took rest.
The Vine Keeper has brought me nourishment when I was a bit dry and bent over. And He has shared joy with me over fruit in my season!
The Creator, The Redeemer, The Master Weaver, The Wonderful Counselor, has paid me many a visit, as if I were someone special!
The Sower of The Seed has tilled my heart soil, broken clods up, prepared the soil and planted The Seed of LOVE in my heart,and when that planting brought a bit of pain, The Loving Saviour held me in His arms and wiped my tears…I have come to know the Sower so much more personally, and that seed He planted has grown more each day, bearing fruits of forgiveness, patience, etc…
The Great Physician has anointed me with His healing oil…
I have been so gifted with this adventure, that I must say I am glad I held out my heart to take this gift! I have Been given a Gift beyond all measure! I know now how Joseph must felt! Cast down to only find Hidden Treasures! Beauty from ashes!
I actually believe I can say that I have seen and experienced His hand, His power, His LOVE and mercy.
I have lived through a storm, a battle, and I still stand in His armor! The enemy is falling all around me! The Great Shepherd has given me Hinds Feet on the High Places!
So, Yes! To be Nearer to the Heart of God, under His wings, learning to TRUST in Him, It is a gift!
Wow I said it! It is a gift, and someday I can say to my prodigal, Many waters can not quench LOVE! God worked all things for good. He gifted me!
Thank you, Debbie, for sharing your gifts with us!