Mother’s Day is that time to express honor, gratitude, love and appreciation to women who have nurtured and loved us.
To those to whom the words ‘Mother’s Day’ are a minefield: know you are loved, valued, cherished and specifically treasured by God. For whether you have given birth or not, it is possible to have a mothers heart of selfless, nurturing love. Children develop it, often forcing its maturity.
But it can also be developed through loss, disappointment and the healing, transforming power of Holy Spirit’s touch in and on our lives. It can be a grace gift, as well.
I pray that every woman would be granted the revelation that she is tucked into the very heart of God. Today a memory surfaced on my Facebook feed (gotta love data driven memories). It went like this:
“May 11, 2014: I interpreted two of my dreams, gaining deeper understanding of how deeply God loves me. He said He carries me in His heart. For past two months, I’ve been attempting to “host His Presence” daily by inviting Him into each moment (a Frank Laubach idea). Then He blows that entire concept away, simply by telling me that I AM WITHIN His heart.
That is huge! It is foundational because when one realizes if that is true, then of course He sings over us. Just as I carry my loved ones in my heart, willing to do anything for them, how much more will Jesus do for me. I have been hidden in His heart, having constant access to His peace and His joy. No more going in and out of the Spirit, He said. I journaled those exact words. Whoa! My praise is ON. My joy is full.
I had been focusing on carrying His Spirit, but He says, ‘I carry you tucked inside my heart.’ Relief. Rest. Peace. Revelation!”
Eight bushes were planted on the property several years ago. They began blooming in late April, exactly as we moved in.
My friends know I adore the biblical book, Song of Solomon. So when I saw these roses, I knew Jesus was telling me that I am His rose, His cherished girl.
It makes me teary-eyed just typing it. His love overwhelms me. It SO undeserved, yet constant, lavish and exceedingly generous.
Christian inspirational writer of truth that makes darkness tremble. Author of Lion in My Garden devotional.