Acknowledged

by Carol



                               

Tiny sock covered feet shuffle across the carpet towards my room. I hear the shh-shh-shh-shuffle getting closer. It stops a few feet from me. I look up to sleepy eyes and tornado hair. She waits. “Good morning bitty girl!” I muster all the excitement in me. Her eyes brighten, her eyebrows raise, and her mouth tips upward as she takes a flying leap towards my legs with arms outstretched. I cover her head with kisses and bend down to sprinkle some love on her cheeks and forehead, as well.

Every morning is the same. My little girl drags into my room and waits to be acknowledged. When I recognize the little pajama-clad girl in my presence, it’s as if I’ve flipped a switch. She comes alive.

I laugh just thinking about it all the while knowing I’m the same. Not long ago I wrote an email to one of my favorite singers. A few days later, she emailed me back thanking me for the words of encouragement. I was elated. I printed the email to show my mom. I told all my friends. I couldn’t believe it. She acknowledged me.

Oh, how I long to be acknowledged by Christ. And friends, He recognizes me every day. In even the tiniest of details, He calls me by name. He acknowledges all His children. Can you hear him calling you? How will you respond? Will your eyes brighten, eyebrows raise, and mouth tip upward as you take a flying leap towards His feet? Join me there today sweet friend, and let Him cover you with His love.

Lord, thank you for calling my name. Thank you for acknowledging me. You lavish me with your love, and I am forever grateful. I come alive in Your presence, Father. Let me call all my friends and tell everyone I know that You have acknowledged me. Amen.

“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32 NIV

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Carol is a sassy southern mama who loves Jesus and isn’t afraid to shout it. Ask her why she loves the Lord and be prepared to sit a spell. Carol encourages women to live out Matthew 25:40 by serving the "least of these." Learn more about becoming the Everyday Missionary at her blog Sheep to the Right or connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Barbie August 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

There has definately been a theme here about acknowledgement and our desire to be known and seen. I am so thankful that He calls my name!

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2 Carol August 21, 2012 at 7:16 am

How funny, Barbie. I just realized that. Perhaps someone out there truly needs to hear that message. And me, too. I’m so thankful He calls my name. :)

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3 Kimberly August 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

I love the pictures you paint with words! I want to take a flying leap towards His feet today. I want to be sure I delight in His love, His tender and attentive care…the only acknowledgement that will ever truly satisfy my soul.

Love you bunches!
K :)

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4 Carol Hatcher August 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

Me, too Kimberly! I’m leaping!

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5 Charis August 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm

wow, so similar to the post i wrote sunday! super encouraging to just be reminded He does see and acknowledge me.

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6 Carol August 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

I know! Isn’t that funny? I didn’t see your post until Barbie pointed it out, Charis. But I love how God can put a theme on individual hearts to portray a unified message from Him. :)

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7 Susie Klein August 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Loved this so much! A perfect picture of delight in who we are without even trying very hard!

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8 Carol August 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

Thanks Susie! May you be blessed in your flying leaps toward the Savior today. ;)

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