Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Lovelies, sweater weather is upon us and it seems like everyone is rushing to find a suitable beau to bring home for the holidays. I’m peering through the window of social media, chuckling at the events that are soon to take place. Tis’ the season when single women and men yearn for companionship as humans should and seek the warmth of a body near them (I’m gonna leave that there…) To tell you the truth, some individuals just want the security of a held hand. There is something so intimate, careful yet secure about having your hand held by the one you love and the one who loves you.
I was sitting in some unconventional quiet time, just trying to make room for the one I love- the Father, when I ran across this verse: For I, Yahweh your God, hold your right hand and say to you: Do not fear, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 HCSB) Like a gentle whisper in a storm, these words caressed my soul. Once again, the Father is reminding us that within Him lies our security- for it is Him that hold us together. If we think about the Bible or just the nature of life, we find a beautiful story of a Creator whose love for his creation propels him to live eternally pursing a relationship with them. His love creates, fuels and signifies his pursuit and in his love is no fear. When we hold onto His hands of security and we leave our apprehensions behind, peace reigns in our hearts and joy springs forth from our spirits. We find that in his security lies our help!
Friends, the Father desires an intimate, secure relationship with each of us. I won’t go into this trend of “Jesus being our boyfriend or boo”,etc., lol- but I do believe that we are the bride of Christ which signifies this desire for intimacy. For where intimacy is found, trust resides, and where trust resides, security can be found. A majority of us desire security but we lack the capability to give trust- and that is just half of the battle. For trust is fueled through intimacy. Let’s ask ourselves some hard questions: (1) Why is it so hard for us to trust our Creator? (2) Why do we lack security within? and (3) Is the thing we have chosen to become intimate with capable of satisfying our desires within? We were called to be brides, not side-chicks and that comes from spending time with our Beloved.
He desires to hold our hands and to dissipate our fears.
Until next time,