Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Close to His Heart

"He tends His flock like a shepherd; 
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Baby Girl is infatuated with other babies right now, real or pretend.  She is constantly carrying and coddling one of her several baby dolls, taking them to bed, for walks around the house in the stroller, to tea time, and in the car when its time to leave.  Her arms are full of her little ones.  Her heart breaks to leave one behind.

Our Shepherd is much the same.  His tenderness reaches for us so that He may hold us close to His heart.  He gathers us in arms that are never too full or too weak to hold.  He gently leads us.  He determines where we should go so that we are getting the nourishment, the rest, the growth that we need, but He is not harsh or unsympathetic when we falter in our follow.  And His heart breaks to leave any behind

Lean closer to the Shepherd today.  Let Him gather you in His arms.  Let Him carry you close to His heart.  Let Him tend to you so that His love flows through you to others and ensures that none are left behind.

To lean close to God's heart, I highly suggest reading all of Isaiah 40.  It will bless you, as will Internet Cafe Devotions, a place to develop a deeper relationship with God as you interact with His Word.



Amanda said...

Glowin Girl, you always write WFW that touch me. I loved the picture of your precious little lamb and I am not just saying this, but that is one of my very favourite scriptures.

When I was first saved, I was a single mother struggling like you wouldn't believe. He gave me this verse as a promise that I was not alone and that He would lead me. I can tell you now, with tears in my eyes, that He was faithful all the way.

God bless you sweetie... and happy WFW!

Dorie said...

Thank you, Lord, for being so tender with us! Great verse and thoughts to ponder.

Loved the picture of your little girl. My youngest daughter loves her dolls, too. On trips they get seatbelted (for safety, of course!)

alison said...

thank you for always posting uplifting thoughts...always such wonderful reminders of the Lord's love for us and reminders of what i should be doing as well.

and lovin' the pic of baby girl!! ava is just now getting to where she notices dolls and i caught her the other day trying to carry one of hannah's dolls that was almost as big as she was. poor thing can only take about 7 or 8 steps right now yet she's going to try and carry a load like that!!

Ozjane said...

Oh she is so precious.......God's wee lamb...I love to understand Jesus as the Shepherd

Cranberry Morning said...

Lovely post and spiritual analogy. Darling pic of that daughter!

Carrie said...

Oh, GG! She is such a doll herself!! Look at those gorgeous eyes!!

I always enjoy my visits to Sugar Tails and how you gently lead us to Him ...

Have a blessed day, my friend!

lori said...

Oh my, oh my....the lessons He shows us through our daily~ness...This is perfectly perfect...and the picture is absolutely gorgeous...

What a beautiful lesson...your words were anointed.


e-Mom said...

Oh, such a sweet portrait of your Girly Q!

A beautiful post full encouragement, Glowin' Girl.

Sharon Kirby said...

Baby Girl is just too precious!

Today I'm going to lean closer. I'm going to let Him gather me in His arms like a little girl. I'm going to let Him carry me and tend to me.

Today I'm going to let Him love me...and love Him back!


Wanda said...

Baby girl is a cutie. Such a sweet presence as I read this one.

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