Yesterday, following the sermon, our pastor had us all praying for one another. (Novel idea.) During the prayer time, I prayed for a woman whose parents had set siblings against each other in a battle that apparently had become a life long war. I prayed that God would lift that spirit of sibling rivalry from her. She insisted that there was no sibling rivalry but only anger from what her parents were doing and had done all of her life.

So, I told her that God tells us in the Scriptures that every hair on our head is numbered. And not just those on top but also our eyebrows, ear hairs, and nose hairs as well. (For a man the beard is included.) And that no two people that had ever lived had the same numbers. I told her, “You are unique and God loves you just the way you are.”

I asked her if she felt any different and she muttered, “yes” through tears and red eyes.

There was another woman praying for her also and she said, “I see a road and all along the side of the road there are different things that you come upon that are tempting but these things are not good for you. Stay on the lighted path with Jesus and don’t veer off to the left or right. Narrow is the path that leads to life.”

God loves us and cares about our journey. He wants to be a part of our everyday lives. He cares for you.

We all come from a different place but we are all headed to the same destinations, either heaven or hell. The path is narrow.

How can we know the love of God? Who can claim this awesome massive “agape”?

God is like a mother who clips the babies first curls and keeps them in a memory book. We can’t really measure the depth of his love. But God is a god of details. He knows the desires of our hearts. He wants us to walk with Him.

Yesterday, the sermon was about how the kingdom of God is both/and. It is here and now and also coming. Then this morning as I entered into devotions God said, “Though heaven is future it is also present tense.  As you walk in the Light with me you have one foot in heaven and one on earth.” In a completely different devotional He said, “It is a process of dying and living.”

Over and over he reaffirms His presence. “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.”

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