This cute little guy has only been with me for a few weeks now. You cannot help but feel good whenever you look into those eyes.
I love Pandas...all bears, really. When I seen him at the store I just had to have him.
Today I awoke with a desire to do more for the Lord, I wanted to talk with him more, to feel his presence even closer...I wanted to feel that Jesus is my home, my life like never before! It wasn't long before He told me what I was to do, and I thought of many excuses not to obey Him.
I even carried on a conversation that went sorta like this:
Me: But I will make them feel even worse, or uncomfortable Lord. I might cry or say something really stupid!
God: Use my words.
Me: Ok, I know what to do, I will find that nice card that I bought so long ago but never gave to anyone yet...It had something about learning to lean on Jesus written on it!
So I searched and I searched and after all these years, the card was nowhere to be found.
Me: I can't do this Lord. I need to clean my room because I should not lose things so easily when I need them!
God: Go ahead...I'll wait.
So I cleaned, and I searched through everything, and then I cleaned some more.
Me: If I don't do this will you still love me? I know I will still be saved. Right?
God: Of course I will. But do you still love me?...Is salvation all you want from me?
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Me: I feel so sick Lord. My hands are shaking and I feel like there is ice crawling up my spine. I can't go there...What if I throw up?
God: They will understand. They are much sicker....and you need to tell them!
God: Take Boo.
Me: Take Boo? Maybe this will be Ok...Ok Lord, Here we go.
God: I will be with you too.
So I put the panda in one pocket and tissues in the other and went where the Lord told me to go...I said the words the Lord told me to say...And yes, I cried. We both did. And Boo made someone smile....But Jesus gave them hope when they heard that He loved them..
...and I did not throw up.
So if God can use a panda named Boo, you know that He can use you too!
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 Peter 1:22-23