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Jesus, You are the One for Me


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IN HONOR OF HOLY WEEK

Excerpt from the GOD 'n You blog, "Whose Side are You On?"

 

God, you are The One for Me.

 

Your affirmations circle me. Your patience knows no boundaries. Your love keeps me company.

 

You are The One for Me.

 

And yet, I stray.

 

You’re heart craves my attention, your ear bends to my voice.

 

And still, I stray….

 

Sneaking away to sin and folly, making bad decisions, chasing dreams turned into nightmares. I pursued the beautiful, poisonous fruit and got stuck like a lamb among the thicket. Thorns prick my skin and rip away my protection.

 

I’m bleeding….

 

What I thought I could handle, I cannot.

 

What I believe was mine is not.

 

The night approaches. I cry out to you with only the stars and predators as my witness. God, I know you’re out there… somewhere.

 

Save me, Good Shepherd!

 

I’m fighting an enemy I never should have engaged.

 

Save me, Good Shepherd!

 

My eyes grow tired and my hope is weary.

 

Save me, Good Shepherd!

 

I long for the chastening of your rod and the guidance of your staff.

 

Save me, Good Shepherd!

 

Wait… the wolves’ growl is starting to fade.

 

I hear a song in the distance.

 

The One Who Named Me is calling me.

 

The One Who Loves Me is drawing near,

 

And He sees me…

Bloody…

Alone…

Desperate…

Trapped…

 

He. Rescues. Me.

 

My skin is tender to the touch. I flinch, but I will not run away from The One Who Loves Me… not anymore, for there is

 

Healing in His touch.

 

Peace is in His eyes.

 

Safety in His arms.

 

The Good Shepherd is here! Great is your faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

 

If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts for by them you have preserved me. O Great Redeemer, You heard my cry. Save me, for I am yours. ~Psalms 119:92-94 (New International Version)

 

Except your love lifted me I would be a feast for the Devourer. Instead, I am at one with my Savior. My scars remind me how far I strayed, How close I came to my demise. But my obedience warms me to the bone with the joy of my salvation. You are my portion, Oh, Lord; I have promised to obey your word. ~Psalms 119:37

 

What does that mean?

 

You are The One for Me.

 

Your affirmations circle me.

 

Your patience know no boundaries.

 

You love keeps me company.

 

You’re still The One for Me.

 

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PHILLIPA WILLIAMS

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Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.

She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog, godnme.org, was named one of the "Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by Feedspot.com. In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter's House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.

An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.

 

She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.

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