Monday, October 8, 2007

Uncover, because He has you covered....

Well...I'm a little confused on what day it is because we have had "Fall break" at the kids school and I couldn't tell you if it was Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. And for those of you that care...HSM2 is on in the background at home....yes, boys are watching it and finding out for the 400th time what happens between Gabriella and Troy. Do I feel the love out there for those that are still lovin High School Musical 2??!!!

Let's see..I think its Monday night....what?! My kids aren't watching Monday Night Football?

Ok, let me get going here. I just keep coming across something in Bible study that I want to pass on to you. VERY COOL STUFF AHEAD!

Let me get focused here. "Uncover, because He has you covered."

Let me say or remind you that God is your friend. Whoopdi-do you might say. But, let me qoute John 15:13...."Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Yes. Jesus is our friend. He laid down His life for us. That is the ultimate friend.

You might be thinking.... "What makes a really good friend?"

1. someone that knows my "stuff." The personal stuff.
2. someone that I can small talk with.
3. someone that I completely trust.
4. someone that loves me no matter what.
5. someone that helps me in difficult times
6. someone that jumps up and down with me in good times.
7. someone that is always there for me.
8. someone that knows my voice. knows my thoughts. knows my heart.
9. someone that corrects me.
10. someone that encourages me.

Well, this sounds like a best friend and it sounds like my Jesus!! I just sometimes am in awe of His love for me.....I'm just a mess and He still loves me. He is my best friend. But, do I give Him my best? Hmmmmm.....

In order for me and Jesus to be close....we gotta spend some time together. It's always my fault when I'm not drawing near to Him. He doesn't go anywhere...its all me. I know that my Jesus does all those things mentioned above regardless of my presence towards Him and sometimes that just makes me too sad. In order for me to feel like I'm giving Him my best, I gotta put Him first. That means putting Him first before I think of my earthly friends. I can promise you I fail at that more than I succeed right now.

I need to spend time with Him in ALL things....not just the big stuff when the s*&!t hits the fan. I need to be with Him in ALL things....big and small. There is usually more daily stuff that is small than there is big. Where is He during all that? He is right there my friend. Remember that. Acknowledge that. Love that.

Our God is a "with God." He is with us always. I want to be a "with Fran" and be with Him always. I need to bring it all to Him every day...that big stuff, that small stuff and everything in between. I need to uncover so much stuff to Him so we can talk about it, cry about it, jump up and down about it, talk about it again, share my heart about it, listen to Him about it. Once I uncover all that stuff.....He and I are rockin and rollin and being the best of friends because we have spent some intense time together . But, if I never uncover it, lay it before Him, we are just skimming the surface and that "best friend" friendship isn't there.....I haven't done my part.

So, think about it.... Jesus and the fact that He laid down His life for you, He thinks of you as a friend, a best friend, and He loves you beyond meausure.... lay before Him ALL your stuff. Let Him minister to you and help you as that best friend does. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes energy.

He is awesome. He is my relief. He is my refuge. He is my joy. He laid down His life for me. For me. For me!!

Uncover it all, my friend. He has you covered! He covered you on that cross. Uncover it all, friends. He's the bestest friend ever. And you'll never be the same.


Teri said...

Hey Frannie Girl,
Thank you for this encouragement today! YOu can't even know how I needed to hear it!
I'm in major transition mode over here and I just needed that WORD!
:) Love,

jennyhope said...

one thing I was listening to is how God wants to get the truth in the innermost places in turning us inside out for us to deal with what counts and not all of the pretense and everything. Uncovering ourselves...laying ourselves bare before Him. He knows it all anyway...yet we run. I am rambling.

connorcolesmom said...

He is the bestest friend ever and I just love Him!!
Thank you for that wonderful post.

BTW: My boys (7&3) just watched the first HSM and they ask me everyday to watch it again.
I think HSM2 will have to wait a few years but part one is so much fun.
Although I have to share a funny story about Cole my 3 yr old - he was watching HSM and seemed to be really glued to the movie. After about the 4th song he threw his hand to his forehead and said "Oh no not the singing again!!"
I laughed so hard!!
God bless,

jennyhope said...

tag you are it on my blog

BethAnne said...

Hey Fran! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I have just spent a few minutes reading your blog and I love it. you obviously have a heart for the Lord and it shows in your writing. I have 2 boys (ages 3 & 6) - how do you take care of three boys, a husband AND work - you are a good woman! hahaha
Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog - I am going to put yours on my favs if you dont mind!

(We are doing He speaks to me by Priscilla Shirer)
Beth from NE Tennessee

Lindsee said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! I too have seen you in blogland and just for the first time came to visit. But, I love you blog and will be back to visit often!!! :)

Much love in blog world,

Abby said...

mmm love that "uncover, because He has you covered"

good words...i swany i am just more amazed at Jesus than I've ever been...He is just straight up SHOWING OFF for me these days!! He is amazing!!
that verse from john 15 came up in Bible study last night when He does that :)

~Robyn~ said...

Thanks for a wonderful reminder!

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