Oh, friends, have I got something to tell you! Jesus has a blog, and I’m on His blog roll! Before you think me too crazy, let me explain a little how I came to realize this.
I’m on Jesus’ Blog RollFeb 7
When I won the writing contest at Lysa Terkeurst’s blog, I was flabbergasted. I was so excited to win, but I was just as excited when I realized Lysa Terkeurst had been to my blog! My stars! I’ve read her books. I’ve watched her on Oprah. She IS the P31 woman. And she came to my blog. Mercy!
Then there’s the time I realized that I was a link on Marybeth Whalen‘s side bar. I had to call everyone I knew to tell them (of course half of my family thought a blog was something you ate at Christmas and the sidebar was what you would find on the dish beside it). Marybeth is a published author and a member of the P31 team. She’s cute, adorable, smart, and she wanted to link to me? Inconceivable!
Then I read this:
And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:17 NIV
Okay, as fabulous as Lysa and Marybeth and even Beth Moore are – Jesus trumps them all! God tells Moses here that He knows him by name. That is powerful.
Imagine this: It’s Saturday night. You’ve just cleaned up from the delectable dinner you’ve served your family and found a comfy spot on the couch. Your children are quietly reading books to one another. (Hey, I’m using my imagination. Could happen.) The phone rings. You pick it up and answer with your perkiest voice, “Hello?” On the other end you hear, “Yes, is this (insert your name here)?” You reply with a “Why, yes it is.” “Please hold for the president,” is what you hear.
You start to question what just happened. Surely, he meant the president of Haverty’s. You just bought all that new furniture. They are calling to thank you. You get caught up thinking about the new no-stain furniture you bought when you hear, “(insert your name), this is George W. Bush.” That’s all he gets to say because at this point, you faint.
I don’t care if you are democrat or republican. If the president of the United States calls your house and asks for you by name – that is a BIG deal! Well, friends, Jesus, the King of all Kings knows your name. He calls daily and asks for you by name. You are so special to Him that He calls you His child. That is an even BIGGER deal!
And, if you confess that you are a sinner and believe whole-heartedly that Jesus is God’s son, who was raised from the dead, and ask Him to live in your heart…then friends, YOU, too, will be on Jesus’ blog roll. He’ll link right to you! All I know is this – when the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.
ps. If you have any questions about getting on Jesus blog roll, scroll down and read “Do you Know My Jesus?” It’s at the very bottom.