I am loved by God! I am greatly loved by God! Everyday I am overwhelmed with just how much I am loved. It’s more than I can even comprehend or fathom. Even with knowing just how great God’s love is for me, there is nothing like personally experiencing those small touches in my day that let me know that He’s thinking of me. That His heart is connected to mine. That His thoughts are always on me. That I am of great value to Him. That I matter to The One that gave His all for me. I just recently experienced this. God got my attention to let me know just how special I was to Him. That I am not forgotten. That I am loved!
It was a Friday night in April so that put me participating in a special event called Quiet Waters. It’s just as its name states. It’s a time to get away with others who are seeking time to spend with Abba Father beside those still, quiet waters. There is no agenda other than just being with Him and listening for how He is speaking to you.
I remember very specifically what God was speaking into my spirit before I even entered into this beautiful place. He clearly spoke to me that I was going to get a special message from Him that night. He didn’t give me any clue as to how that would happen or what that would look like. All I knew was to be paying close attention that evening.
We were in a very intense time of worship through music. I was so focused and engrossed in the moment that everything and everyone around me just didn’t exist. It was as if God was the only one in the room. It was such a sweet and peaceful time that I was experiencing with my Father. Talk about a time that I truly felt connected to a supernatural, heavenly realm. This was it!
After this sweet time of worship, we all sat down as we prepared to move into the next season of this event. When I sat down, I just happened to look at my Bible. On my Bible was a piece of paper that was folded in half. I then realized that someone had walked over to me during this time of worship and placed this note on my Bible. Of course I had no clue who it was because I was in my worship zone. I still to this day have no clue who this was.
I felt impressed to open the note, and was I ever blown away with what I began to read. I kept reading it over and over as God began to remind me just how much I meant to Him. He loved me enough to place it on someone’s heart to write this special message, and then walk over and hand deliver it to me not knowing if any of this message made any sense to me. Talk about having courage. Whoever this person happened to be was exercising great, Godly supernatural courage. This person was listening to God!
The note reads as follows:
“Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8; “Do not grow weary in doing good for IN DUE SEASON you will reap a harvest if you don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9; He sees you! His beloved❤️.
Now that message doesn’t mean much to others, but it does to me because there is a story behind each of those items shared in the note. Each of them is significant to me! That’s how I know that it was from God.
Just prior to this intense time of worship through song, there were two precious ladies that prayed over me on some very specific things that I’ve been processing through. One of the ladies asked if she could pray for my heart, meaning my spiritual heart. She prayed some pretty bold prayers over me that I would have God’s heart. This was the most beautiful prayer that I’ve ever experienced. I was in awe of the purity of this moment. So beautiful! So thus the scripture from Matthew 5:8 in the note spoke directly into my spirit.
About a year and a half ago, a very special person in my life shared Galatians 6:9 with me. This verse has stuck with me all of this time. Every time I hear it, I’m reminded of of just how much this Word has changed my life. I have used it as one of those go-to verses when it seems like nothing is happening. It has brought me great comfort knowing that as I’m planting seeds, one day I will see a harvest. I have purpose, and God is going to bring those purposes to pass in my life.
Now onto the super sweet and highly personal part of the note. It’s the part that calls me His beloved. You must understand something about this word. For the past year and a half, God has brought me to this word time and time again. He has drawn me to it. He has allowed me to experience Him as His beloved. This word meant so much to me during 2017 that I bought a bracelet that had “Beloved” imprinted on it. I wanted to wear it to remind me just how much that I was loved. I didn’t want to forget it. I use this word to describe my relationship with Abba Father. It’s a term of endearment with Him. I don’t use the term loosely, but I also don’t have any inhibitions in using it to describe the beautiful, intimate relationship that I share with Him. This word means everything to me!
So now that you know my story, then you understand just how much this note meant to me. When this person penned this note they didn’t have a clue what any of this meant. I’m sure that they were curious how it all fit together, but that didn’t really matter. What mattered is that they were obedient to do what God asked them to do, and that was to give me this precious note. It was a moment in time that let me know that God was watching over me and that He was listening to me as I cried out to Him. The Almighty creator cared enough to give me this special message at this particular moment. Just think about all of the details that led me up to even participate in this Quiet Waters event. Every event over the past year and a half had to happen to get me to this point in time. Every single one! Every hurtful and painful place. Every piece of my broken heart. Every “I wish that this had never happened moment” led me to this note. God, you are just so awesome!
Give God room to work in your life. Ask Him for ways to let you know that He is not just a casual observer, but a highly involved person in your life. Let Him wow you with His goodness, favor, and blessings. Let Him leave you wondering just how you even deserved to be loved like this. Let Him consume every fiber of your being. Let Him woo you into the limitless depths of His love. Let Him…just let Him be the greatest love of your life.
Beloved. I love the sound of that!