Yesterday, God made me cry. And giggle all at once.
Faced with a very difficult life coaching session, I called on His name for wisdom. How could I reach my client best? What words should I use? I poured my less-than-confident heart before my King, and then I dropped it all right there at His feet, the doubts, the fears, the questions, the nervousness. And I began to worship Him.
Because no matter what, He is worthy. And right there in the middle of my worship, He whispered to me the perfect insight into my client’s heart, and I knew exactly what to do. It sounded bizarre, but I knew He had spoken, so I readied myself accordingly, silencing the yeahbuts screaming in my ear.
We had the best life coaching session ever, my client and I. And at the end, with tears in her eyes, she thanked me and said, “You did more in one hour than the last six month of psychotherapy I have had.”
I saw her out, and then I fell to my knees and cried. And giggled all at once. Because God is awesome. And amazing. And trustworthy. And every inch of me screamed “Thank You!” to my King, and I wanted to shout and sing, and dance, and worship. Because in a million years, I never could have done what God’s whisper in my ear did for her. Because I saw His heart loving her. Because He cared enough to give me specific directions. Because God is always right.
And I can trust Him.
And then, I remembered the leper who, “when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice” (Luke 17:15), and I understood his moment of pure delight.
You just can’t stop the tears and giggles that God’s awesomeness produces.
And I remembered how children giggle when they revel in the moment of being loved, and how they gladly reach their little arms around the necks of those who care for them, freely expressing their gratitude and joy.
You just can’t stop the tears and giggles that Love produces.
When I grow up, I want to be just like a child, filled with tears and giggles.
Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann:
788 Being asked to do something I can’t do and not shying away because I serve a great God!
789 A clear October sky