I woke up today with nothing on my mind. I can't believe it. So I had to go back and read some of the things my family and friends were posting. I hope this doesn't mean I have writers block or that God's done using me because that would make me really sad. So, I thought I would go to the people I love and gain inspiration for today. And luckily, my niece Maddy, a very godly woman in her own right put a Scripture on her Facebook page that reminded me of a song I heard this week and a Scripture that came to me.
I am so grateful that God plants His seed in so many of our young women today. I am so grateful that their confidence is not coming from a boy but it's coming from knowing and loving Christ. I am in awe of the way God is molding our young girls and giving them confidence to put Scripture on their Facebook page and I'm so glad that He's raising a new generation of warriors. It's taken me a long time to have the faith I see in my niece. I'm praying that as she grows into a woman that she will carry that faith all her days. That with every step, she will be able to look up and that she will see the hand of Christ in everything she does. I didn't truly find God until I was 20 and then it's been a series of trials and errors before I came to a faith that has given me boldness to proclaim Him. If you knew me, you knew where my heart was but if you didn't, you would have thought that I was just a nice person.
Today, I walk on a different path. Today, I'm as bold as my niece. I have to be because the Lord has laid it on my heart that women need Him. They need to know that He is near in every situation. He has also laid on my heart women everywhere. It's always so great when I see women from the US, Russia, Germany, UK, Malaysia, Latvia, Ireland, and others coming on and reading just one day of the many blogs I have written. It gives me inspiration to continue and to do God's work because I know that you're not getting here on your own, God is leading you. I was asked why my blog has such a long name, I said, "God put it on my heart." That's it. Maybe a shorter name would get more women directed to it but this is God's page and everything I write is for His glory. And someday, I hope many women read it and come to His door. For He is my master and I desire to be in His house, don't you?
So that leads me to our Scripture today and what I have been meditating on all week. Picture entering into heaven and Christ meeting you at the gate and as you walk through, He invites you into His home. You are standing at His feet in His court. Angels are singing all around you, there is a series of beautiful lights blinking like stars and all around you there is peace. You look around in wonder and see all the colors of the rainbow and at that moment you realize that your Lord and Savior has invited you into His home. You are no longer separated from Him. You are with Him and the jubilation that you feel knowing that you are home. Can you imagine? I can. The picture to me is the one I've pictured after I lost my brother, my mother and my dad. They are in His house at His feet in His court. They are signing and worshipping the God I love and they are happy, not happy like what we feel here because they are whole and we are not. They are no longer separated, they are with Him and if there is anything good about loss, it's that the people that leave us, if they know Christ, get to be in His house, under His roof, praising His name. Take a moment to think about being in His court, being part of the angels that sing to Him, praising Him for His mightiness and being in the presence of the Holy Trinity! God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit in Heaven! There is no greater picture I can think of can you?
Psalm 100: 4 NKJV:
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
Psalm 84:10 NKJV:
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Be bold my sisters! Be like the children and believe that the Lord Your God is near. Let's be bold like my sweet niece and shout that being in His courts is better than being anywhere! He doesn't need us too but how great would it be if that one bold move saved a thousand. You never know.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, my God, how awesome is it to be in Your presence this morning. Every day is like a new day with You. As I wake, I find myself contemplating the day and wondering what's in store. You are mighty and You are mine. I am so grateful that You take a child and make her a woman that seeks You. I'm so grateful You take a woman that sins and save Her. I am so thankful that at every corner You are saving women, men and children and that someday we will unite and be in Your courts. For me, I just ask that I would keep these Scriptures close and remember that one day in Your courts is worth more than a thousand days here on earth. I can hear the angels singing this morning, Holy, Holy is the Lamb of God! I can hear them singing and praising You and glorifying Your name. I pray today that the voices all over the world would unite and You would hear Your people sing, Glory, Glory to our King! We love You Lord and although we mess up, we are so grateful that someday we will be in Your courts praising You. Thank You always for giving us Your word and for giving us a heart for Your people. We love You. In Jesus name, AMEN