In 2002, I felt strongly that God wanted me to write letters to Him...to share my heart, my thoughts, my needs with Him. I'm not sure if I expected Him to answer me, but I hoped and anticipated that He might, and after I had written a few letters, He did!
For two wonderful years we communicated in this way, and even now when I read His words to me they are as moving, powerful and inspiring as they were the first time I heard and wrote them down.
Most are not for sharing as they are personal to me. But this particular one I feel I can share as it is so relevant to the days in which we live. We all lead busy lives, rushing here there and every where. I can only speak for myself, but I know I need to come aside into His presence more often and give Him the chance to minister His peace into my life.
It's mind blowing that the great and awesome God of heaven would take time to speak to someone like me! Here is what He said, and I hope it blesses and encourages any who might read it.
"You are my precious daughter and I love you. You need not be concerned, for I am with you, your rock and your shelter, a very present help in times of trouble.
Let me speak, I need to speak into your heart. In stillness and quiet is your strength. You will find this only in my presence, spend time with me. Share everything with me. Be truly open and honest, hide nothing, for I see and know all things.
Everything is in my control, and I mean everything. Nothing can happen that I do not allow. I always bring good out of what was meant for evil.
If that is true, and it is...for I am truth. Realise how safe you are my child. Grasp the revelation of who I truly am, and who you are in me. I am God, creator of the universe, Creator of all. There is no other God beside me.
You are my creation, covered with the blood of my son, Jesus. You are family, your life has purpose and meaning. Let your whole being be filled with faith and trust. Spend time in my presence, put me first and all else will fall into place.
You are safe my little one, Father holds you close. Be not afraid, stay near me, as I stay near to you. You're never out of my sight, or my heart, hold onto that. Be strong and courageous, for I am with you, I will never leave you or forsake you. I call you by name, you are mine.
All is well beloved child, all is well."