Have you ever experienced the feeling that God was right there with you; in the awe of a fantastic sunset, in the middle of the night consoling you when everything appears more bleak than it truly is, during a conflict where you somehow calm yourself more than you think you are able to do on your own, in the peace of holding a sleeping baby, did you feel Him there?
My oldest memories are of me playing in my backyard alone yet I never felt alone. I would sing and dance and make up songs for God. I would climb the tree and watch the sunsets. I would swing on the swing as high as my feet could kick and imagine that I would hit a cloud. I would dance and play and never tire. I knew that God was with me. In the darkest night of my room when the shadows fell upon my walls I grasped for God’s presence and although I feared the dark I knew God was near me. I have felt His presence all my life. When the feeling fades the faith takes over and I know He is there.
Faith is a gift from God. You have it or you don’t. You believe or you don’t. I accept the gift of faith, I thank God for it often. Without my faith I would not be the person whom I am today or the child I was back then.
You know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. My travels and my rest you mark; with all my ways you are familiar. Even before a word is on my tongue, Lord, you know it all.
Psalm 139: 2-4