Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Run to God!

“Run to God!”
Proverbs 3:7b
(The Message Translation)

I love this picture! The shirt and the smile speak volumes! And even better is when this Little Guy comes running to me full speed, with his arms lifted and his expectations of being picked up, played with, given a cookie, or simply hugged, soaring even higher. How good he makes me feel—so special and needed and loved.

The squeeze of his arms around my neck; the softness of his lips on my face; the brush of his hair on my cheek as he lays his head on my shoulder—epitomizes trust, wrapped up in 33 inches of pure joy.

That’s how God feels when we run in abandon to Him—with our arms reaching out and our hearts completely open to Him. God’s Word assures us that we bring our Heavenly Father GREAT pleasure (Revelation 4:11) when we willingly and expectantly throw ourselves at Him and lay our heads on His shoulder in trust. (Hebrews 4:16) And that trust is wholely justified! (Psalm 9:10) For God cherishes us unconditionally (John 3:16) and will love on us every chance we give Him. (Romans 5:8)

I am reminded of the chorus from a song entitled, “I’ll Stand ” by Hillside United:

So I'll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all
So I'll stand
My soul, Lord, to You surrendered
All I am is Yours!

Isn’t that just what God wants from us? Total surrender? (Romans 12:1)

May you experience the awesome blessings of running into God's arms!
©2012 Pamela D. Williams