07 January 2015

You are the God who sees me

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Last year brought its bounty of ups and downs but ultimately, it was good to me. God was good to me. I've been contemplating whether or not I should make a "2015 resolutions" list and I've decided on not making one (this is just a personal choice). I've actually enjoyed reading through fellow bloggers' lists because we share in some of the same resolutions like blogging more, digging deeper in the Bible, sharing more time with my soon-to-be husband & family and less time with technology, etc. I just don't want that list to box in what I want my 2015 to look like. Now that doesn't mean I won't be doing them but I want it to be intentional for myself.

For starters, I joined in with the She Reads Truth community and dove into The Bible in a Year plan on their app. They also give a printable guide to follow along with here. It's been so encouraging to read through the Bible and swipe over to see what other women in the community are commenting about. I've already had about a thousand new outlooks on verses I've read so many times before and it's only day 7!

Genesis 16 is what caught my attention today and it was something I needed to dwell on. The story is about Sarai not being able to have children so she gives her handmaid, Hagar, to her husband so she can give him a child. Once Sarai finds out that Hagar conceives, she becomes angry and Hagar flees. That's where the angel finds her. In verse 13, Hagar says: "And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?" In that moment it was incredible and I realized.. You are the God who sees me. He sees us in brokenness; in doubt; in anger; in sorrow and loneliness; in our sin. We may not realize it & we may be like Hagar in the wilderness, but He sees us.
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Take this with you into 2015 and write this down somewhere where you will always see it: 
You are the God who sees me. Genesis 16:13

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