Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

And He Tells Me I Am His Own

Tonight was our singing night at church. As usual everyone picked their favorite songs. We sang some really beautiful hymns as well as some uplifting praise songs. It was wonderful! As we sang "I Come To The Garden" tonight, I was moved by the words, especially "and He tells me I am His own". What a beautiful and powerful statement! I began thinking about just how He conveys that I belong to Him and this is the list I came up with:
  • When I am walking in unfamiliar ground, stepping out in faith on a new venture, He reminds me that He will never leave me or forsake me and that though I stumble, I will not fall, and I know I am His.
  • When I feel lost and alone, unsure of my purpose and doubting my worth, He reminds me that He gave His Son to die for me and in doing so made me spotlessly clean, and then I know that I belong to Him.
  • When I rush headlong into dangerous waters, careless and oblivious to all the danger signs, and when I begin to drown and I cry out to Him, He reaches down and rescues me and reminds me that I am His own.
  • When I am afraid and timid, unsure of my faith, wobbly in my mission and easily distracted by the world, He shows His love and care for me by sending another of His own to lovingly lead me, allow me to rely on their strength and their courage, and once again I know I am His possession.
  • When the world seems to stack the cards of life against me and satan wages war on my spirit, when everything that can go wrong does and I am homeless, helpless, pained and poor, He provides more than what I lost, more that I deserve, even more than I need. He does that because I am His.
  • When my earth eyes look at my troubles and wonder what purpose could the struggle have served, He gently guides my eyes to one who needs the wisdom of my experience, who needs the courage of another struggler and He tells me that I am not the only one who belongs to Him.
  • When I become cocky and arrogant, believing in my words rather than living His, He gently, (or sometimes less than gently) allows me to fall so that I can look up to Him and call out to Him, longing for Him and that reassurance that I am His.

I look back on my life from yesterday to years and years ago and I see God's hand working. I remember His people loving me, His word teaching me and His peace filling up my heart and I am ever grateful that He has been so faithful in His telling me that I am His own!

What about you? What spiritual reminders has He given you?




Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back! I love this post. Right off the top of my head, I would say, God showed me I was His own when He sent me a wonderful christian husband to help me in my spiritual journey.


10:34 PM  
Blogger preacherman said...

Wonderful words for us all.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
You do a great job with your blog. Neva, you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God's blessings on your family and your life.
Never forget how good God is.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He told me when he gave me the most beautiful son in the world. Everyday, as my love for this child grows, I appreciate even more the love and sacrifice of the father.
Great post and welcome back.


6:51 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

That his grace reaches me

thanks for this neva
Great Post

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He showed me I was His own when He led us to Nebraska and to the church family there. Those three years have blessed us more than you know.

Love you,

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent subject Neva and I too am one of His own, on review I realize how much He has made me one of His own. Even in the mundane chores of the day He continues to bless my life abundantly, but this post gives me the food for thought about how much I am blessed by my loving Father.

Bless you for this post

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Jarrod said...

He showed me I was His when He gave purpose to my life and power to my message.
Good job Neva, glad to see you back blogging


11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Neva,
This post certainly made me think. I am awed by the many ways, too numerous to count, that He reminds me who I belong to. I am so thankful that He saw fit to purchase me. What a beautiful post. Bless you, dear


2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His grace continually floods over me and reminds me of the truth of your post.


6:19 PM  
Anonymous georgian peach said...

I have waited patiently for your posts. I hope this is the first of many more to come. I am always inspired and encouraged to think when I come here. Once again, you have caused me to think and to be grateful. Thank you dear friend,


8:10 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Love the post, love the reminder,
thanks Neva


9:12 AM  
Anonymous donna said...

Glad to see you back

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Great thoughts---He tells us everyday and all the time, we just don't listen


4:07 PM  
OpenID scotti said...

Hi Neva,

Thank you for the wonderful reminder that I am His own! He redeemed my life from the pit!!!

Psalm 103:1-5

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow! What a wonderful question, dear sister-in-Him. [and btw-I too am so glad to see you back with us!!!]

He shows me I am His own in myriad little things throughout the day; calls/visits from friends/family....He unsticks my sticky wickets....He hugs me at night as I'm falling asleep....and He gives me joy with each new morning. He shows me I am His own in the voices and laughter of my kids, grands and great-grands; in the love shared with my brother, sister-in-law and family. Shall I go on? Is there enough space or time to really get down to the many times and ways each moment He shows me I am His and He is my FAther, my Savior, my King and my great, eternal Love! PTL! \o/

12:23 PM  

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