Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Real.

God is real. I wish there was a way to bottle up what I'm feeling. I wish I could *show you* how He has touched me. I wish I could peel back skin, let you peer into my heart and see through all the layers of me, just what God has done and continues to do in my life.
I don't even know how to put it into words. And to say to someone who can't sense this reality, "trust me" just doesn't seem to cut it.
I can only tell you that there is nothing in this world that compares to knowing God. Knowing that He IS real. Knowing that He loves you. Knowing that He wants what's best for you. Knowing that He'll be there no matter what the circumstance; no matter if it's my failure or someone else's; no matter what the cost- He's there.
It's unbelievable to me at times. It's humbling. It's overwhelming...it's undeserved. I don't deserve the love and grace and goodness and comfort that He gives, but it's REAL nonetheless. And I just wanted to share that with you.
And if you really want to know more, or simply want me to pray for you as you seek to find out if God is real in your life too...please, email me. {nitty.grittyjody@yahoo.com} I don't know what else to say today.

15 comments:

elisha said...

I, too, am so blessed to know that God is REAL in my life. I've had it confirmed to me time and time again and it's an incredible feeling to know that you're loved unconditionally by him, no matter what. I'm working so hard to get the youth girls in my ward that I mentor to realize that. I keep promising them that knowing that will change their lives. Thanks for such an enlightening post, Jody. I'm

Tina said...

“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.” ~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

This has been my experience as well, and evidently it has been yours. I pray others will come to know He is there too.

FlipFlop Mom said...

I think what you said WAS just perfect!!! And so true!! Our God is an Awesome God... who owes us NOTHING!! but gives so much!!! What more could we ask for???

Christina said...

You are always so inspirational - thank you for sharing...

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing you love of the Lord - He is worthy of all our praise. So let us shout it from the roof tops! He is God and there is no other! In Him alone is hope!

Sandy said...

What a great invitation for others, and for you to share.
I am amazed at his love, also. It is overwhelming at times.
Thank you for the post. I hope you get some emails!
Sandy
For Reluctant Entertainers

Anonymous said...

WOW! You dont need to say anything else, your words are so inspiring and so well put. Love reading you everyday!
natalie

Kelly said...

Unfortunately I had to attend a wake today, one of the people who spoke today spoke of the same thing you did. How peaceful the death of our loved one was because of her belive in Him. It was so powerful, if you didn't believe before you did after hearing him speak- your blog had the same effect on me. Thank you for contining to inspire us.

April said...

Great post! I gave my testimony yesterday at our MOPS group at church and I feel so much everything you posted in this as I went on my journey of where God has brought me. Thank you Jody!

Anonymous said...

I want to thank you for reminding us time & time again that we always have somewhere to turn, to God. Some days are better than others but every evening when I lay my head down, I thank him for them all. It is so comforting to know you are not alone. Have a beautiful day, thanks, Jody. Susan

Cris said...

I thought that was very well said.

gloria said...

:)
do an anxious girl and her very stressed hubby a favor and add our names to your prasyer list, okay??

thanks mucho.

~gloria&james

Hilary said...

I love how you are "keepin real" Jody.

patterns of ink said...

Jody,
This is so good and it ties in well with a post up at POI. Please feel free to link back to this if you happen to come by.

Lisa G said...

I think you said it all. I agree and could not have said it better myself :)