Friday, March 7, 2014

Golden Droplets - RJD


I am linking up with the world famous Random Journal Day movement that is sweeping the Internet lately. Haven't heard of it? Well, whatever...it's a BIG DEAL! :) Go here to get the details, then jump right in ok? 

I opened an old journal to an entry written on February 20, 2008. I kinda-sorta "saw" a vision while enjoying worship time with my ministry school students. So of course I wrote it all down in my trusty journal that I carried with me at all times in those days...

"First I saw huge gold droplets hanging in the air, glistening and liquid. They were growing and changing as I watched them. Then I knew that each golden droplet was a student in our ministry school. I looked around at our class as they worshipped and saw each one as a heavy, rich, valuable portion of liquid gold! The huge value of each person was just so overwhelming.
Then I followed the picture to see that the golden globes were hanging from a really big tree and God pointed out to me that Hubs & I were the trunk and He (God) is the root structure that we are feeding the students with. I am so astonished and humbled at the work that we have stumbled into. It is such an honor and each of these precious golden droplets are of deep value and worth to Him and to His heart. This place is a beautiful and healthy place for gold to grow."

Today I breath deep as I read these words. God loves each of us so much! He looks at the youngest and the most raw newbies and sees fine gold. He lets His great eyes rest on us...you and me...and He measures our worth as so much higher than we do. 

I grumbled into my mirror this morning. I did not...do not see gold. I saw thinning hair, pudgy cheeks and just plain blah. But this little journal entry rebuked me and reminded me that I am rich gold in His eyes. God looks at me and he gazes at you, and His heart is full of love, acceptance and pride. We are His. He counts us as valuable and beautiful. 

What do you see in the mirror?

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14 comments:

  1. I am very moved by your words. It's been too long since I've last reflected on how the Lord sees me…always, I have focused on how I saw myself, and how other saw me.

    How I wish my journal entries were as poignant as yours. :) Thank you for the blessed reminder, especially on a day like today, where I'm recovering from a horrible head-cold and can't bear to face a mirror.

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    1. Hi Anna, my newest writer group friend! Thanks for coming by. It is always a shock to me when I am reminded that God's view of me is so very different from mine! Maybe we have to keep relearning this lesson. I hope your cold goes away quickly!
      Susie

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  2. Your 'visions' always seem to have the same theme--His great love for us. I think we are very slow to get it, and need to be reminded by every means He has. Thanks for this very gorgeous picture.

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    1. Yep, He seems to just sing one song to me...all about the love, every time! :) Susie

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  3. Oh this is beautiful!! And how super cool to have this vision from God--powerful!! Thank you for this spirit lift this morning!

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    1. Thanks for coming by Dawn. It does not happen often, but when it does, it is very special.
      Susie

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  4. I see YOU! Oh, the thought of Liquid Gold...what a wonderful gift when God gives us a glimpse into His Heavenly Vision. And btw, besides being beautiful in God's eyes...and your hubs of course...and your family and friends...and readers...um, and Laylas...UM, you have a writerly look about you that is rather...um, well attractive! lol. You are a hottie, lady! Love and smiles.

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    1. haha! Thanks, you goof! Love you back!
      Susie

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  5. This was lovely-- poetic. We see how beautiful you are-- inside and out, by the way. It's good to remind ourselves how God sees us, isn't it?

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    1. Yes it is! Thank you so much for your kind words Julie.
      Susie

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  6. That vision moved me to tears. How God sees each of us as precious Gold...kind of changes my whole perspective on life. It also opens my eyes to the value of others around me. Reminds me of the little song we used to sing as children, "Red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world." He loves us, oh how he loves us! He sees us as precious gold. Thank you for this beautiful picture, my precious, golden friend.

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    1. Oh Pam, that means so much to me, thank you! Getting a tiny glimpse of His view of us is so mind blowing to me. We just have no concept of the depth and height of His love for us.
      Susie

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  7. Susie: this is so sweet. We never know how others see us, let alone God. We get a picture of who we believe we are and run with that. And in the process, we sell ourselves short. On of my favorite scriptures is Zephaniah 3:17. "Lord will rejoice over (us) with singing."

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    1. Yes, I love that verse so much also! The idea that God sings over us is so mind-boggeling!!
      Susie

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