Footsteps in Faith:

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
A smilin' chaplain.


Chaplain (Maj.) David Schlichter
2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Sometimes I feel insignificant or not very valuable.
Yet, when I think that God is thinking about me, it makes me change my opinion of myself.
What a simple message I received! It communicated love, value, and it just down right made me feel good.
The words were simple, but the impact was great. It was a modest e-mail stating, “I was thinking of you.”
How nice it is to know that someone far away cares about me. Then, I found this word of scripture:

“Lord, what are human beings that you care for them; mere mortals that you think of them?”
— Psalms 144:3 (NIV)

Wow! What a thought. He, creator of the universe, thinks about me.
I know that Scripture tells me many times how God loves me, and how he has demonstrated his love for me, but I never spent much time thinking about how God is thinking about me. This verse also says that he cares about me.
When I get an email or a card from a loved one, I feel connected with them in a way. They remind me of another “love note.”

“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
— Jeremiah 31:3

Everlasting is a wonderful word that means never ending. Basically, you are loved and you can’t do anything about it. There is nothing you can do to make him stop loving you.
Today, I want you to know that God is thinking and caring about you. That will never change. The message may not come in an email or text, but you are on his mind.
So, throughout your day, stop for a moment, look around at the beauty around you and say thanks for thinking of me, thanks for loving me.
You don’t have to wait for a special day to meet with God. He is ready any time, and he’s waiting for you right now.
So, what are you waiting for? You’re already thinking about him. Why not spend a little time with the one who loves you and is always thinking about you? Listen to what he has to say.
Has it been awhile? That’s OK. He’s waiting.
Will you answer the call?

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