Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I am a Friend of God....WOW!


As I sit here checking up on the ladies'...and "my Guy's" blogs, I hear this little yet powerful and very sincere voice in the background.

In her room listening to her new CD, is Jianna Belting out for all she is worth...."I AM A FRIEND OF GOD..."

As she rewinds and sings it over and over, it really begins to register...


I can see the smile, and maybe a tear, (not unlike the one that comes to my own eye), of my Heavenly Father. As my heart swells to hear her sing her praises so confidently; I know His heart is swelling to have her sing so unashamedly to Him.


I love to hear her worship, it takes me to a place of awe at the fact that she is so confident at 5 years old in her love for God, and His for her.

From this place of Awe, I find myself joining her in worship within my own heart...


I AM A FRIEND OF GOD....HE CALLS ME FRIEND!!!!

WOW!!!

He does...He LOVES me...He LOVES my children...He LOVES that they LOVE Him...He calls us all friend!!

As I think about how He must be feeling over Jianna's praise to Him....I hear a whisper...


"Jen....My heart swells equally at your praise to me...."


That whisper stops me...that's true isn't it? You love my praises too...as much as Jianna's....

Simple truth...POWERFUL TRUTH!!!

We are both His daughters....we are all His daughters...and He inhabits our praises...He lives in and for our praises!


Again...WOW!!!

10 comments:

Roxanne said...

I love when a child is totally free in their worship.

Holly said...

Jianna...what a beauty!! Now insert your name in place of Jianna's and read it out. YOU are a beauty! I love it that we are all His favorite, He adores us and loves to receive our worship.

Rhonda said...

I love listening to their PURE worship.

And I really love that song!!! I love Being God's Friend.

Sue said...

Amen, I love all the different ways we can think of Him.
Father, friend, conquering King, lover, Victorious One!

Williams Family Blog said...

The God of the universe adores ME and calls ME friend. I love what our little ones teach us...pure, free worship..

Amy said...

Kids are so pure. I simply love listening to them.

Cheryl said...

Jianna is a worship leader and will function in that role in the future as well.

Bless her heart.

Tamera Svanes said...

Isn't it amazing to hear children sing to God? My little girls (six and five years old) know the words to nearly every song on K*Love. It's so awesome to hear them sing!

Teena said...

We learn so much from our kids. I'm so thankful I have kids!

~Amanda~ said...

Wow, Jen I loved your post! Children are such a blessing. Something about hearing a child worship, there is so much beauty in it...so pure!

I also wanted to thank-you for posting about my dream. I have been praying into it alot and I am finding that depending on what season I am in, in my walk with the Lord, the dream represents different things! Anyhow I love you very much and thank you so much for blessing my life! You are wonderful!

God Bless and Love Always,
Amanda