Walk with me
My child, how I love to be with you every second of the day. To walk with you, to look into your eyes, to hold your hand, to see you grow.
What wouldn’t I do, what haven’t I done to be with you each and every second. To be able to sing sweet songs over you. To dance over you out of the overflow of love I have for you.
You are my precious one, my Favorite!
Everything you do is precious to me. I watch you everyday with a gleaming smile as I see you grow up each day. The mistakes you make, they are no more. The love I have for you blinds me to them, and each time you come running everything falls away.
I want you to walk with me through this day. When you listen, I will tell you amazing secrets. When you look, I will show you my wonders. When you touch what's around you, you will feel my overwhelming love. When you speak, I always listen because there is nothing more important to me than you!
How I love our walks together. How I love showing you the fields that I made for you to run in. The flowers that bloom just to make you smile. Each sunrise, each sunset was painted with you in mind as I thought ‘They would love this’! I love getting to see you explore the world that I created for you, and helping you make your own.
What I love most is not that I hold your hand, but that you hold mine.
BREAKTHROUGH IS HERE!
I feel like I have been at this wall for the longest time and I feel like I can’t get through. I’ve tried going around, tried going higher but it just goes ‘round and ‘round, circling my heart. I feel like I’m in a dungeon made by my own self.
When I think of what it takes to get this wall down, I give up because it’s just too much. My past, my ‘friends’, my experiences made me put up this wall... I did it to protect myself... so I wouldn’t be hurt anymore. But all it’s doing now is making me feel isolated and lonely. At first this wall made me feel safe. But it’s only making my feel stranded.
GOD! HELP ME GET THIS WALL DOWN! I CAN’T STAY STUCK HERE! I KNOW THERE IS MORE TO WHAT YOU HAVE FOR ME THEN THE WALLS I SEE!... I want this gone but I don’t know where to start...
As I go over to find the knocking, I hear it getting louder ... more forceful.
Light streams through my once dark cave. It’s so bright out there; I’ve never seen a light so bright and inviting.
Then from the big hole in the wall, I see Him. Just on the other side with a sledgehammer marked with a cross. With his big smile He pears through the hole He made and comes in with me.
‘Why are you coming in here?’ I ask. He kindly replies: ‘I want to help you bring this wall down from the inside out’
He goes over to the wall and as he touches a brick, it lights up. He moves his head beckoning me to come. He then places my hand on his and the brick vanishes! I look at him in wonder-filled, child-like amazement.
The more light that starts to break through, the more excited I become as I quickly and gladly push on everything He touches and then vanish before my very eyes!
Soon and very soon I know I will be free.
When do you feel like you are in a dark or fearful place? Maybe it’s an alleyway in the middle of the night- or maybe it’s your house... You might be so afraid of what can happen to you that you are paralyzed by anxiety and doubt. Feeling safe and loved isn’t an option in those places... Or so you think.
Now, imagine yourself in the brightest place you know. For some of you, this place can be a friends house, church or maybe even your own house. This place feels like home even if you are all alone. You can sense love radiating off of the walls and you can almost smell and taste acceptance. This place is the place where it is easy for you to see God. It is easy to feel safe and protected - because you know that you are.
Having our identity fully in Christ means that when we step into those dark, fearful places; we feel protected, safe and loved because our Papa God says that we are. We do not even think if our God will forsake us in those places, because we know he hasn't and he never will. We have confidence that He is right beside us, cheering us on and fighting for our victory. He never puts guilt or condemnation on us when we step into these shame-ridden places.
Jesus has given us a passport. This passport holds the key to doors that could possibly lead to some Godless places. With this passport we have authority to bring hope, peace, security and surrender into these areas. Grab hold of your passport because Papa God is going to take you out of your comfort zone and into your amazing purpose.
It’s been a long road and a long time coming. I’ve gone through so much and walked many roads. Some seem to never end as they twist and turn. Some roads have been nice, I have to say, with beautiful views and easy walking paths.
But this one has been hard. The road is rocky. The path is covered with vines, making this path hard to see. How many times have I thought “Am I doing the right thing?”
But deep down inside I know that I know, you have called me to this road. Called me to walk out into this jungle. To make a way where there seems to be no way.
Because you have called me, I know I’m never alone! So I never have to fear because you are always with me. In the dark valleys I know that nothing will harm me. Nothing can scare me!
As I walk up this mountain that seems so high. Step by step I'm getting higher. It’s not easy but I know it’s worthwhile to build my strength, and to see the view.
Now I finally hit the top of this mountain and I get to see, the long road that it’s been for me. But wow... it’s been worth it to be able to do what I do now. To feel free and strengthen in this like I feel now. And be able to see what I see now.
From this view I see this truth:
That You are victory! And that You live inside me.
I have victory living in me!
I now know I walk each road knowing I will be victorious!
Each step I take your victory bursts out of me.
I can never fail because I am one with you!
Now at the end I can finally see,
I always have the victory.