Monday, September 18, 2006

What a blessed way to start a new week! I just finished reading Nicole
Johnson's book Keeping a Princess Heart In a Not-So-Fairy-Tale World (thank
you to my sister in my Women of Faith group who mentioned it to me). This
book has lifted my spirit, made me laugh, cry and think. If you get the
chance, its a great book for women of any age. I'll carry the image of
Cinderella on her stairmaster with me for the rest of my days...hehehe. I
learned so much from this book. If you're feeling invisible, as many moms do
if your handsome prince has turned out to be not-so charming, or if you're
a young woman, just starting out and you feel like Sleeping Beauty waiting
for that day when your prince will come, wondering "Is he ever coming to
wake me up?"...check this book out.

A friend of mine has a little dog. This little dog had a bad habit of
leaving his yard, so measures were taken to stop this for his own safety. I
was sitting outside the yard the other night and he was crying and
whimpering to be loved. I didn't feel like going in a getting him, so I
opened the gate, ever so slightly, so he could come out of the yard and sit
with me while I thought about the things that were on my mind. He saw me go
to the gate and was excited but did not pay attention to what I did. When I
went back to my spot and sat back down, he went back to his spot, opposite
the fence from me and whined and cried some more. He did not even notice
that the gate was open enough for him to come out of the yard and sit with
me so that I could love on him while I thought and waited. He ran to the
gate, ran back to his spot, and repeated this several times. Finally, about
the fourth time he went to the gate...EUREKA!! He realized it was open and
came and jumped into my lap. I petted him as I meditated and prayed and held
him until it was time to go inside.

Sometimes we are like that little dog. We know we want to be closer to God.
We cry and we whine to be near to Him. But we refuse to use the gate He has
left open for us. We cry for Him to come and lift us up and hold us in His
arms, not even noticing the gate He has left open so that we can come to Him
and climb up into his lap. In God is my salvation and my glory: The rock of
my strength, and my refuge, is in God. (Ps. 62:7 KJV)

He has left the gate open for you today. Won't you come to Him and let Him
love you?

If I can pray for you, please let me know.

Kaci M. Boggs

~Talking to Christ about others gives us the passion to talk to others about
Christ! (Author Unknown)

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