I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Can I go with?

Have you noticed that we live in a world of shortened phrases and that abbreviations have replaced almost complete sentences?

My children have a favorite and it seems like they say it all the time... "Can I go with?"

They say this for almost every place I go...  for instance..

Me:  "Kids, I'm going out to the car to look for something."
Them:  "Can I go with?"


Me:  "I'll be right back... I'm going inside the house, I need to go potty."
Them:  "Can I go with?"

Not really.  But almost!  Most times, it's not even about where I'm going - they just "want to go with."  They could tack that on the end to wherever I'm going - whenever I say I'm going someplace.

I want to explain to them that I can be out of their sight for one second and they will be just fine.  However, I also know that they may fear losing another parent - so I do my best to have patience when they want to CONSTANTLY be with me.

I saw something in scripture today that really blessed my heart.  So often we wonder if God is really "with" us.  We wonder if at times He's busy with someone else and has forgotten all about us.

Check out what He told Jeremiah....

Jeremiah 1:7-8 (ESV)

But the Lord said to me,
"Do not say, 'I am only a youth';
for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,
and whatever I command you, you shall speak.  
Do not be afraid of them, 
for I am with you to deliver you,
declares the Lord."

After reading this verse, I just had to stop.  

"I am with you - to deliver you."

Almost daily I need some type of deliverance.  From dishes, laundry, quarreling children, bills....

And He's right here with me.  Perhaps it's just a moment of silence - just to catch my breath.  This would be a temporary deliverance.

However I saw this morning that He is ever present - ever with me - to bring me complete and total deliverance - to see Him face to face someday.  And I need Him with me to make it to that day!

It's really not a matter of has God forgotten me - but rather... when God says, "Penny, can I go with?"  I need to say, "Yes Lord!"

For when He comes with - He brings deliverance!  Praise God for His temporary and complete deliverance in my life!