Image taken on the STS-127 Shuttle Mission (via NASA).
Have you noticed that there is one particular attribute of God that really strikes a cord with you? One thing that is the message of your life? Sure, you can relate to other parts of God’s character and enjoy them, but is there one thing that brings you into the intimacy with God?
For me, it is that God intimately cares for me and will release all the power of heaven to take care of me. To put it simply, He wants to be my best friend. He likes me. He likes being with me. He hurts when I hurt, even if it is self-inflicted or a misunderstanding. He rejoices in my achievements and wants to help me have more. He will walk through any pain, trauma, or hurtful experience of my past or present to redeem it, so it will not hurt anymore. He has good intentions for me.
Several years ago God took me through some experiences that forced me to re-engineer the way I thought. I had terrible thought patterns and was in a constant state of fear of abandonment… a fear that grew with the thought of anyone knowing the real me. (Obviously, hard to have friends this way.)
God helped me see how He saw me, but more importantly He showed me how I was not living out of that reality. In several ways I am still trying to transform my mind to live out of His reality.
This truth about God desiring to be my best friend, my help-mate, is my testimony. It is the message that burns within my bones. It is the message that grieves me when others do not know God in this way. This is what motivates me to write this blog. Prayer is communication with the One who longs for you to experience the fullness of life and can help you attain it. Prayer opens you up to receive from God and release things to Him.
Your one thing may be different, but find out what it is. That one thing will motivate your walk with Jesus like nothing else. It will also be the source of life to those around you.
Share what’s your one thing with us in the comments.