Shadow Feet

March 14, 2018

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. Matthew 23:37

Not good enough.

Flake, mess up.

Poser, failure.

These are the lies I tell myself – lies I often believe.

Lies that keep me in bondage.

Lies that keep me from God.

I struggle to be who God calls me to be, do what He calls me to do.

I have nothing to offer.

I am less than.

How could God ever love me?

“I want to gather you close – as a hen protects her chicks but you won’t let Me.”

God is far from me – yet it is me who is far from God.

The Rock never moves.

I sit alone behind a self imposed wall of lies.

Do I choose my version or God’s?

In His Word, He tells me:

I am a child of God.

But to all who have received Him – those who believe in His Name – He has given the right to become God’s children… John 1:12

I am a friend of Jesus

I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from My Father. John 15:15

I am Redeemed and Forgiven

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7

I am Not Condemned

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

His Love is Unconditional

But God demonstrates His Own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV

Nothing Can Separate Me

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me, for My Father has given them to Me, and He is more powerful than anyone else. John 10:28-29 NLT

His truth rescues the darkness of my mind. Click To Tweet

 

I am a citizen of Heaven, created for kingdom work.

Stop pondering the past.

Forget what lies behind and reach for what’s ahead.

The invitation is issued, a feast prepared.

Everything is ready but I think I’m unworthy of the table.

Cling to lies, ignore the invitation and miss the banquet.

Who decides I’m qualified to come?

Dinner is waiting, I’m an invited guest.

He invites us all.

Beggar to banquet.

Guilty to grace.

Lies for life.

Shadow feet take hesitant steps.

The invitation is to follow, not lead.

I can’t but He can.

In my weakness He is strong.

Old things pass away.

Sin slave no more.

Put on the new – His robe of righteousness, clothes of compassion.

Take refuge under His wings.

Believe Him who is faithful and true – God never lies.

He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4 NLT
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I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

8 Comments
    1. Such a moving post…beautifully presented! I especially love the Shadow Feet photo and reference…Brooke Fraser composed an excellent song about this same problem we have of dragging our pitiful past with us. God sees us for who we are Today if we believe in His forgiveness though! Thank God for his awesome Love and Care for us who he has chosen for His good works on earth! Great blog post, Liz!! 💙💙💙🙏🙏🌹🌹

      1. Hi Kathleen! Thank you for a great comment and words of encouragement – you are a blessing! God does love us for who we are – even when we don’t love ourselves. I’m working on putting down how I see myself based on the world’s standards and instead embrace who Christ says I am. Thanks for linking arms with me! ❤️

    1. You have a gift.. a gift of writing… I love your writing…your post are encouraging to me.,.

      1. Thank you – that truly means so much…my prayer always is God uses whatever I write. Thank you for reading and commenting – I value you.

    1. Oh my this is a awesome post my friend! I needed this reminder that I am worth it! I’m so thankful for His unfailing Love and how He is so protective of us His children! I’m so blessed and highly favored! Thank you Liz for always sharing God’s Truth and encouraging post to not give up and Choose God’s way! You are a treasure and gift my sweet friend! Love you!!

      1. Hi Sister Friend! Thank you for your comments, encouragement, love and support. You are a blessing to me always. It means so much that God would use it to speak to you. The world can be so loud – sometimes it’s easier to hear myself and everyone else than God because He whispers. Thank you again for your words and your friendship. ❤️

    1. Thank you for this message. Growing up I was never enough (pretty, smart, witty…etc.) I still struggle to know how God sees me.
      This has been a great help…. I will bookmark it for those times when I forget I am a child of the Most High God
      🙏🙏

      1. Hi Terry! I relate totally with what you write and I also struggle with surrendering my view and thoughts for God’s. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment – your words truly mean so much. I sincerely treasure them. ❤️

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