Strolling to the next shop to sightsee, I see a folded piece of paper that looks inviting. Maybe the fact that it wasn’t dirty caught my attention. This meant that the paper hadn’t been there that long. I speed up a little just to make sure no one else reaches it before me. Approaching the paper, I reach down and pick it up. Excitement building for some unknown reason about this piece of paper that everyone else seemed to miss. Could this be a message just for me?
There is a bench up ahead to sit and relax. The architects probably wanted to make sure that the courtyard offered the patrons a place to relax after enjoying the shops and the food places. The greenery and design seemed to fit this courtyard giving the aesthetic appearance a warm and relaxing atmosphere, even in the busy traffic of patrons. Anyway, the paper. Approaching the bench, I sit. Eagerly anticipating what this folded piece of paper had for me, I open it.
My eyes widen, my heartbeats race a little more and my thought is “God is awesome all by Himself!” The message on the paper says:
“Believe Me, dear child. My purpose and plan for your life is still real.
Believe Me, dear child, for despite all things, I love you still.
Believe Me, dear child, for I will never leave nor forsake you.
Believe Me, dear child, for I continue to mold and make you.
Believe Me, dear child.”
What seemed to resonate in my heart at that moment are His words, “Believe Me, dear child.”
As 2016, unfolds, the change from just believing in God to truly believing God has changed the way I process my decisions. The desperation that I used to feel is gone. The trust that He has my back, goes before me and guides me as well create a “peace that passes understanding.” I feel excitement and change in the air. Not because of me, because of Him.
This prompt was given back in December. Who knew this was my piece of paper that changed everything.