He Who Names the Stars

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We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Sometimes, I wonder what motivates the desire for change.  Any kind of change. 

I guess we go on diets, exercise regimes, and make New Year’s Resolutions because we realize that there is something better for us if we make the effort to change what we are doing now.

There is a 12-step saying, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

I’ve found that to be very true. We’ve got to do the work.

My mom had a saying she’d often recite,

“If wishes were fishes ….”

(If we could wish to be healthier, thinner, happier, how much easier this all would be!)

I’m realizing it’s one thing to wish for a closer walk with God.

It’s another to motivate myself for that change.

So - what is motivating me?

What makes me want to simplify my life?

What makes me want to follow hard after God?

What makes me want a true relationship with Him?

I could say because I want something better.  Because I think my life will be easier and more comforting than I have now.

I could say it’s because I want Him to restore me to good health.

While all of the above are possibilities - the reason is something more.

It’s something I don’t quite understand.  It is as if I have to pursue God.  As if there is something inside of me pulling me, driving me, even enticing me to more toward Him.

Have you ever been in love?  I mean the pink-fluffy-cloud, starry-eyed, head-over-heals kind of love?  

The kind where all you can do is think about the other person and daydream about them.

Where you’d give anything to be with them?

That is what this is beginning to feel like for me.

I’ve not felt that before.  Not with God.

It’s amazing and kind of scary at the same time.

To realize that the God of the universe is pursing me, broken and hurting, as if I was the most precious thing in His universe.

I am slowly realizing that is exactly what I am to Him.

He is calling me.

And He feels exactly the same way about you.

If you listen - you’ll here Him call Your name.

Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-8

Have you read Psalm 139 lately?  It tells us just how intimately God knows each one of us.  And he who created the stars … loves us.

He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Psalm 147:4

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