Thursday, June 21, 2012

Treasured

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I've been trying (and not actually succeeding) to keep up with the She Reads Truth soul detox reading plan and reading Grace for the Good Girl for the book club that emily is hosting this summer. But, I've been trying all the same, and I just wanted to share a little something that might impact you like it did me. 
A few days ago, I was sitting in my car, waiting for my bang trim appointment (thank God- you remember what they looked like, right?), and I picked up where I had left off of Grace for the Good Girl and began highlighting like crazy. Seriously. I felt like emily crawled into my head and articulated my feelings & thoughts in a way that I was unable to do so myself. Anyway, I just kept reading and highlighting every few sentences and continued to do so until it was time to go inside.
Later that evening, I clicked over to She Reads Truth and saw that the verse to memorize for the week was Deuteronomy 7:6,
 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. 
 I immediately was reminded of one of (the many) phrases I'd highlighted just a few hours earlier and just had to go back & compare.
In chapter 2 (I'm SO behind!), emily wrote these words:
"In the mind of God, in his vision for the world, in his idea for the universe, he made you to go in it."

That's pretty good, right? I smiled and cried. I won't wax on eloquently (I can't, actually), but I just wanted to share this in case one of you needed to be assured today. Know that you are here for a reason- handpicked for exactly this time- and rest in Him.

2 comments:

I'm so glad you're here!