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I am a Friend of God!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Who am I that you are mindful of me
That you hear me, when I call
Is it true that you are thinking of me
How you love me, it's amazing (Who am I Lord)

I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
He calls me friend


God Almighty
Lord of Glory
You have called me friend


A few weeks ago, early on a Saturday morning, I left my house for a jog/walk. I had intended for it to be a really long one, just like I like on Saturdays since I tend to have more time. I was listening to this song on my MP3 player, just enjoying fellowship with God, enjoying the gift of life, God's beautiful creation, the fresh air (I'm sure you get the picture).

Suddenly, it started to drizzle. I had not gone too far and I thought about turning back and heading home. But I was really enjoying jog/walk and I just wanted to keep going. Then it hit me. I am a friend of God, He calls me friend! This is a song I have listened to so many times and I love it. But it's like someone highlighted the words. They took on a completely new meaning. I, Lucy. Little, insignificant, sinful, unreliable, unworthy Lucy - I am a friend of God. He (God almighty, awesome, holy, wonderful, powerful, omnipotent, amazing, redeeming, loving, majestic, creator of the universe, forgiving God) calls me friend. Isn't that something.

I basked in this realization for a while and the tears started streaming down my face. I felt special, but I also felt repentant and sorry for all the times I had let my friend down. He remains faithful even when I am unfaithful. He remains true even when I am not. He loves me even when I disappoint Him. He sent his ONLY son to die for me, even before I knew him. What an awesome God He is, and the fact that He calls me friend just blows my mind.

It continued to drizzle, it wasn't too bad because I had a cap and a hoodie and I was kind of lost in worship. Then I asked my friend to take care of the rain since His friend was out jogging/walking. The drizzle added a very pleasant dimension to my jog/walk. I was feeling refreshed and amazed at the Glory of my God.

I was out for about two hours, spending time with my friend in that light drizzle.

When I finally got home, it poured! The rain was so heavy I could not believe it. My friend had held it off until I was done with my jog/walk. What an awesome friend He is. He really loves me, He orders my steps, He takes care of the details of my life.

Friends, I don't believe anything in life is a coincidence or an accident. Every aspect of our lives is ordered by a loving, caring God - the creator of the universe.

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    It's so hard to describe these beautiful, awesome moments with God to anyone who doesn't actually KNOW Him. But you did a great job. That moment, when tears stream down from being touched by His prescence, it binds us in the most beautiful way.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful moment with our Father, my sister.
    1824 days ago
    Beautiful blog, Lucy! Yes, I, too, am honored by God's friendship! Thank you for sharing your journey with Him with us!

    And thank you for stopping by my blog as well! May you be blessed in your walk with the Lord as you journey into healthy living!
    1825 days ago
    Lucy - what a wonderful blog and testament to your relationship with God - simply awesome how you put into words I have felt in a similar way about my relationship with him - and the comfort I have knowing that He has never turned my back on me, and for every day he blesses me with on this earth, I will strive to share my life and my story with others - unselfishly sharing the same love He has graced our lives with for all time. God bless you and yours today and always - "Sprink"
    1825 days ago
    I'm so glad you derive such joy and comfort from your beliefs, its one of the most important things in life. This was a lovely blog!
    1825 days ago
    thank you this is so true and beautiful we oare friends of God.. Our Father loves us so.. emoticon emoticon
    1825 days ago
    1825 days ago
    Thank you for this awesome blog, Lucy. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful
    If I could press Spark's I LIKED THIS BLOG a 1000 times I would.
    I read somewhere that in the old Tabernacle, when the Presence of God was there, it was sometimes experienced as a fog ? You know that God was in the Cloud in the desert too! I know the Lord was enjoying your walk with you , just as much as you did.
    You are much loved Lucy...
    1825 days ago
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    Very Good
    1825 days ago
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