I was overwhelmed, again, by the wonderful response I received to the post that I wrote about my dream (not sure if you read it, find it here). Every message and comment is treasured, and I hope to get back to all of you soon. I felt that I wanted to share two things that God has been saying to me since the dream, as a balance to the whole “fearing God” thing. I wouldn’t want you to only get half of the message and misunderstand the grace of God as well.
So here is the first thing. That night I read in Psalm 27 and these verses 13 & 14 jumped out at me.
Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
In the midst of my understanding on the fear of the Lord, he also spoke to me that HE was the one who would give me the strength to be the woman of character and conviction that I need to be. As I wait on him, he will give me everything. It takes bravery and courage, but he will not let me down. I have confidence that I will see his goodness come to pass in my life!
The second thing was very simple. He sang the song to me “Jesus Loves Me” (the updated Hillsong kids version), over and over the whole day after. I couldn’t get it out of my head. It’s like how sometimes when you must have a really serious conversation with your child, or maybe a friend, and then afterward you just want to affirm your love for them so much. Yeah, that’s what Jesus did. He just was like “Monica, I love you. I love you. I love you.”
You can listen to the song here, and let it soak into your heart as you receive Jesus’ love.
So be encouraged. There is fear in meeting the Lord, absolutely. But God will give us every thing we need to serve him well on earth. And we can be motivated by his undying, unconditional, passionate and pursuing love for us.
He is so good.