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His Little Girl
Upon your birth He gazed down with a love that only a Father could express. In this tiny
little package, this bundle of joy, rest the hopes of future plans. God has so much in
store for you, so many things yet to come, so many dreams yet to be fulfilled, but now was
not the time. Now was the time for Him to say, "This is the little girl I love."
As you grew your life was shaped and molded. You did not know it at the time for you were
just working on one day at a time. Learning to crawl, walk, talk, and love were your all
consuming thoughts. However, God used each step to begin to prepare you, to mold you and
shape you into the woman that you would one day become. At times those steps were hard and
painful for you to take, and He wished that you did not have to go through them. Yet at
the same time, He knew they would help prepare you for what was ahead, future plans still
unknown to you. With each painful and each joyous step you took He looked from above and
said, "This is the little girl I love."
Throughout your life He molded you. Like a blob of clay upon the potter's wheel, He worked
with you. He taught you how to accept people for who they are. He taught you how to love
the unlovely. He taught you to do more than you ever thought possible. He taught you how
to wear many hats. He gave you special abilities you would need for the future. He removed
things from your life that would hinder your path. He chipped away at your heart preparing
it for what lie ahead. He did all this because He knew that one day you would be called
for a special purpose, a special role, that not all can fill. It was all a part of His
plan for you, and throughout it all He looked from above and said, "This is the
little girl I love."
Now as a woman you are in the place He prepared for you so long ago. You are the Pastor's
wife. You are in this role for a reason, at this time in life to fulfill a special
purpose. He knew that you were the one that could fill this position like no one else
could. He knows that it is not always an easy position, and He knows that there are times
that you will feel sad, lonely, rejected, frustrated, hurt, and unloved. However, there
are also those times when you will feel blessed like no other, used in ways that will
change lives and hearts forever, and when you will feel the love of a Heavenly Father
surrounding you. He will be there for you. Through the good times and the bad, through the
elation and the rejection. It was the plan He had for you on that first day when you
entered this world. It was what He had prepared you for all your life. He knows your
failures and your shortcomings. He will continue to mold you and shape you on into the
future. He knows what will be needed along the way and He will always be there. He will
continue to be there as you continue in this role and all the while He will look from
above and say, "This is the little girl I love."
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your
works, and that my soul knows very well....Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them.
Psalm 139: 14,16
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Thoughts on refining..
In Deut. 9:3 Moses was saying that the Lord goes before as a consuming fire. Zec. 2:5 says
"He will be a wall of fire about us". In ancient times, Drusius believed that the wall of
fire was a metaphor taken from travelers in foreign countries. They would kindle fires
about their tents, to keep away the lions and other wild beasts of prey. He observed of
lions in particular, that they were exceedingly terrified of fire. [(The devil as a
roaring lion...)] Only on occasion would they abandon their fear and leap through the
flames and grab a sheep or a goat. So much afraid were they of the fire that it became a custom to light
fires in the night.
It is also very interesting to note that not only is the devil as a roaring lion, but
consider the positive side of this illustration. The enemy knows that we will go through
the fire. In fact, he taunts us as we begin to feel the heat! But he knows, also, that we
are his worst nightmare when we have come through the fire, when we have become a little
bit more pliable to the Holy spirit's work in our lives, and when we have become a little
bit more like The One who will someday cast that enemy into the lake of fire!
Moses was in the wilderness, and God spoke to him from a burning bush. When the children
of Israel wandered in the wilderness, the Lord was to them a cloud by day, and a pillar of
fire by night. In II Kings, horses and chariots of fire surrounded Elisha and his men. Even the Jewish Targum records
this of the Word of God, "My Word shall be unto her as a wall of fire, compassing her
Hebrews 12:29 reads, "For our God is a consuming fire." It is consuming because
it burns up anything that stands between Him and our affections. When we find that we are
in the wilderness, the lions are stalking on every side, it is dry. We are thirsty. Just remember, when we have come out of
the fire, out of the wilderness, we will be stronger, bolder, more like Jesus, and our
victory will be sweet. Truly, "When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold".....Job 23:10
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