We all try to remember the first times and the beginnings of things that are important to us in life, from our first time realizing there is a higher being, a God, to the beginning of our spiritual journey. When I think back to my first time and my beginnings I quicken with thankfulness and joy as my life has been a true living testimony of the greatness of God.
The first time I really, truly realized there was a God was when I watched my life unfold before my eyes, a broken marriage and my brother and I were just along for the ride. Without my knowing, God was there keeping me wrapped in His greatness, mercy, and love, as He knew I had no control over the environment around me. As a child I witnessed some things I wish I could forget; however in all those times I felt a deep peace and protection within my being.
The first time I said, “God please, God please help us,” I knew He was the only one who could deliver a winning result in the midst of turmoil.
The first time I felt the Spirit of God rushing through me, I stepped firmly and boldly into my truth being the woman I am today.
As I reflect on these first times I become so happy and humbled that God kept me even though I was not fully emerged in His word. God loved me enough to place a protective hedge around my mind and my spirit, knowing He would use me again in the future.
As a body of believers we must remember that regardless of the first time we name Him or call on Him as the Savior and the God that He is; He has already kept you and loved you. God is the one who created you perfectly imperfect. He birthed into you love and in return He expects love.
Psalms 56:4 “In God I will praise His word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” This scripture speaks volumes as it is a direct connection with the presence of God in my life. I know that because I am His child I am indeed covered by His blood and loved beyond measure.
We must realize as long as we seek Him and believe in His word, love, and mercy our first time, or first memory doesn’t matter because He has been there all along.
Blessings unto the Lord