The pain surfaced unannounced; unseen to all and I wondered, “Does anyone see me?” I fought back tears. Yet it was the song “I Can Only Imagine” playing on the radio that brought the fountain to my cheeks. Twelve years earlier I had knelt beside a church pew during a concert as they sang this same song. In the middle of an awful divorce, my heart was bone dry. Face buried within my weary hands, I cried out in desperation, “God please take me and my two children. Everyone else I know and love is doing fine. But my kids can’t make it without me……………….and You see I can’t take this agony anymore. Please. Please. Please. – Take us God. I want to be with You.” Does anyone see me? The band continued -‐ “I can only imagine what I will see when Your face is before me…” Then everything silenced, – “Ashley,……… I Am right here! There is work to do!” I looked up immediately. Surely everyone had heard and was staring at me. But to my surprise everyone was still worshipping. I paused on my quivering knees in awe. He had called me by name! He declared a purpose for my life! HE SAW ME! The God who sees -‐ saw me in my misery and reached down into the dirt of my brokenness and began rewriting my story.
Twelve years later the enemy launched an attack on my children. This momma bear was ready for battle wondering again – “Does anyone see me?”. My head suggested many ideas for worldly triumph. However, I knew in my heart true victory would be on my knees crying out to “The God who sees”. Their battles would not be left to chance. So I lay face down bellowing before God and declaring His powerful Truth, knowing He does not lie and is faithful to watch over His word. I took hold of the opportunities to fight for my kids, and now I have seen “The One who Sees” fight for them too.
Do you believe God sees you? Right now?
PRAYER: El Roi, The God who Sees, Thank You for seeing me and my family. Thank You for loving me. I desire to know You more. I consecrate my family and my children unto You. Come have Your way in our lives. Holy Spirit lead us and guide us daily into all truth. I bring the full work of the Lord Jesus Christ against every foul and unclean spirit that sets itself up against me, my marriage, my children, my home, and my domain. I plead the blood of Jesus over us and invoke the Kingdom of God to come bringing His kingdom into our kingdom today. I love you Jesus. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus name I pray – AMEN
TRUTH The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert… The angel of the LORD also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery… She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:7,11,13 “El Roi” -‐ The God Who Sees Me
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