Good Night, Father God

You have captured my heart; I am at rest in You. I delight in Your way and am cuddled at all times safe in Your arms.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011   www.holyspiritpress.org   www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Good night, Father God.  Thank You for the beautiful day.  There was enough to eat, people to love and mostly importantly, You were with me.

It is so nice to know that You are always with me!  You love me so much that I can’t really grasp it.  But, oh, how I rely on Your love!  And often I imagine myself wrapped in Your ever-loving arms, cuddled on Your lap – always safe, infinitely cherished and never abandoned, no matter what.

I used to be afraid to die because it seemed like the end.  But, oh Father God, now I understand.  I understand that the day of my death will be the day I enter Your Kingdom in heaven, but it won’t be the first day I live in Your kingdom.  You made me a citizen of Your kingdom the first day I professed my faith in You as Savior and Lord.  You adopted me that day as Your own and I became a citizen now.  Jesus says Your kingdom is here for those of us who believe.  So death won’t be the end, but just a door to come back home and into Your more intimate presence.

Wow, God, wow!  And Your love astounds me in another way.  I can never be perfect like You.  Never.  In fact, You made me that way, which at first doesn’t seem fair because You could have made all of us perfect like You and then life would have been so much easier.  Wouldn’t it?

I mean, there wouldn’t be evil because we all would just ignore temptation.  It wouldn’t tempt us because we would be perfect.  And so we would automatically love each other perfectly, and there would be no hate, or hurt feelings, or injuring one another…  Wouldn’t that be great?

Truly, I really wondered why You didn’t make us perfect like You – because it seems like such a good idea and all…But then I realized if we were perfect we wouldn’t have to choose whether we love You and You wouldn’t be able to demonstrate the awesome wonder of Your love for us through Jesus.   You want us to love You of our own free will.  You want us to know the depths of Your love.

So You set it up so Your Son would have to live and die for us.  Wow.  Sometimes, Father God, You are so awesome I just have no words.

And it comforts me that You say only if we become as children can we enter the Kingdom of heaven.  It makes me so free to know You will always forgive me when I ask.  It gives me such inner peace to know You have the plan for My life, already know the date You will call me home to heaven, and promise to protect and provide for me perfectly until then if I will seek to follow where You lead. I am in awe that You will teach those who seek to hear Your voice.  God talking to humanity!  I have hope because You promise that You will use all things for good in light of eternity for those called according to Your purpose.  I am filled with bubbling-over joy every time I remember and grasp a little more fully the depth of Your unconditional, unstoppable love…

Thank You for letting me ramble on like this, Father God.  Thank You for always listening.

I’m ready to listen to You now.  Anything You would like to tell me?  I am ready to hear.  I have quieted myself.  I choose to be at rest in You.

Good night.  Father God, thank You for another day.  I love You.

with my whole heart,

Your child

Selah! [Pause & calmly think of that!]

END

PLEASE view the new music video for “RESTORE” (with choir) on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQYnPY1vIA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL     (Made by upcoming, Holy Spirit-filled film director, Olivia Mowry.) 

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro For information on her work for the military and their families please visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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