YOU Are Very Special!
By Norma Miller
September 1, 2012
Did you know there are as many different kinds of relationships as there are people? How can that be? Well, God is going to have a relationship with you that is tailored to meet your needs! His relationship with you, or your relationship with Him is going to be different from every other person's relationship with Him! That is how intensely personal our God is.
Have you been through times when it feels like God is sooo far away He might not even exist? Yeah, me too. And have you watched Him work in other people's lives in wonderful ways, while it seems He is completely ignoring you? I went through a time when it seemed God was doing all these amazing things for my husband, through him, and in his life. I was like, "God, what about me? I am here too! I want to hear You too"!
God seemed so silent, and everything I wanted to experience and prayed for, and tried to achieve and receive, my husband was experiencing! I literally got upset with God, and felt He was holding out on me. I felt it was so unfair.
After awhile I began to notice subtle ways God was speaking to me. I began to sense He was working in my life quietly, subtly. Now this might not sound so amazing to you. It didn't to me either. I still wanted the big bang! Until....I began to sense this feeling of God pulling me away, privately, beckoning secretly, saying, "Come here! I want to talk to you alone. I want to talk with you and see you and work with you...alone...with nobody else watching!"
I began to feel like I was very special to Him, like a unique, special flower, He handled with special care. He was doing a special work in my life. He knew some of the pain in my life was so deep and He pulled me aside, where no one else could see. He had to make me long for Him, make me so hungry for Him, and all of it was done in a deeply personal way.
It was lonely at times-very lonely; that is, until I started talking to God rather then other people.
Once I got my focus on God and Him alone, then I started hearing His voice, softly telling me that He knew me-He knew what I needed more than I did. He understood me more than I understood myself.
I began to see the different, little things He was doing in my life that would not mean anything to anyone else, but meant the world to me. He showed me ways to be creative in difficult situations. As He works to beautify the ugly parts of me, He is giving me opportunities and the ability to transform things in my environment.
And you know, I would NOT trade this off-to-the-side, special, intensely personal relationship with God for anything. This 'whisking me off, alone, none of the rest of you around, special relationship!
And He is waiting for you too. Let your heart be still and receive the love He has for you.
Tell Him you are listening, and you want to know Him. Ask Him to open your eyes to what He is doing and saying for you and in you. And be patient and wait. He IS there, and He is capable of the most intimate, original stuff ever!
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