Have you ever had those moments with your spouse or a best friend, when you’re so in tune, so in sync, that you finish each other’s sentences? Perhaps you text at the exact same moment? Or you have the very same thought at the same time and you give that knowing glance or nod and think, “WOW”? Or maybe you spend so much time with someone that you begin to realize you’re rubbing off on one another and acting the same?
Now, would those scenarios describe you and God?!
Does that seem impossible or crazy? Well it happened to me — and all I can say is, I’m awestruck!
WHAT WE THINK MATTERS
For the past 9 weeks, I’ve been a part of a Women’s Disciple-Making Curriculum (DC 101) here at church. Early in this course, I came across a quote from Dallas Willard that I loved and posted because it resonated with me. It was a picture of the Father that made me smile:
“It is a great and important task to come to terms with what we really think when we think of God… We should, to begin with, think that God leads a very interesting life, and that He is full of joy. Undoubtedly He is the most joyous being in the universe.” - Dallas Willard
As I read over this quote, what washed over me was God saying “I AM who I Am.” I posted it and hashtagged #gettingtoknowIAm, because that’s what a 53-year-old does to feel relevant and become a cool kid — throws a hashtag in front of a statement without spacing the words. HAHA! As I continued my lesson, I was directed to read the following passage from Exodus 3:14. As soon as I saw this reference, I literally thought “O.M.G.!” Could it be? No, no way! But yes, with anticipated excitement, I flipped the pages of my bible to the exact verse — a verse that just minutes before had washed over my consciousness:
“God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you.” Ex. 3:14
God was right there with me, filling up my thoughts and mind with more of Him. And just as my husband, Chris, and I feel when we share these little “in sync” moments, I got a burst of love for my Father, my Creator, because we were thinking of one another at the exact same time. Truthfully, I’m a little giddy right now as I relive this experience by sharing with you here. And I’m personally aware of how the Bridegroom is preparing His bride. I’ve never felt so strongly about that until now. I’m loved, I’m cherished, I’m adored, I’m delighted in.
You want to know your purpose, your meaning, your value? Read His love letter to you! Go to a quiet place and let His words wash truth over your heart. I promise, you will be blown away!