You Are THE LORD’S Most Treasured Possession

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(Deuteronomy 7:6 MSG- You are a people set apart as holy to GOD, your GOD. GOD, your GOD, chose you out of all the people on Earth for HIMSELF as a cherished, personal treasure.)

I’ve read the focal verse for today countless times before, but this morning as I was mulling over it and meditating on THE TRUTH that lies within each word, I was reminded of a precious encounter that I had with THE LORD one morning a few months ago. I say one morning, but because I write everything down in my prayer journal, I know that the exact date of that morning was August 10th.

On that morning, I was just laying in bed praying as I normally would before I get up to start my day and THE HOLY SPIRIT spoke the name Darryl into my spirit. Often we hear THE LORD speak to hearts in the still small voice or through subtle thoughts that if we aren’t careful, we’ll easily dismiss if our hearts aren’t aligned with GOD’S so we know to be attentive enough to recognize that it’s HIM WHO’S speaking to us. But this wasn’t like that at all…

The very second that HE spoke the name Darryl to me, it completely interrupted my prayer because I felt a deep sense of urgency and uneasiness. So, I began to quiet myself and just sit before THE LORD in a “be still and know” sort of posture because in that moment, I knew that there was more that HE was prepping me for.

As soon as I did that, HE showed me a man and though I couldn’t clearly see the man’s face, I saw that he was an amputee and I knew that the amputation had to do with his legs, but I couldn’t see if it was just one leg or both. I deeply sensed in my spirit that he used to be in the military meaning he was now a disabled veteran and I knew that on this particular morning, he was suicidal. (And when I say “I knew”, I mean those were the things that were being downloaded into my spirit through THE HOLY SPIRIT.) And then I heard THE LORD say three words to me, Pray for himand so I immediately began to war for his life through prayer.

I’m sharing this with you guys to say this— I didn’t know this Darryl, in fact I don’t know anyone named Darryl, but GOD knew. THE LORD knows, HE sees, and HE cares. HE values THE LIFE that HE has breathed into our lungs even more than we do; so much more than we in our finite minds even have the ability to conceptualize.

Whoever Darryl is, I know that THE LORD deeply loved and treasured him and so much so that HE would give me his name, show me the urgency of his situation in-depth, and tell me to pray for him— me, someone who had absolutely no clue he was. That was astounding to me. I also find it amazing that even when he was ready to give up on life, himself, and GOD— THE LORD was right there in the midst.

I can just imagine THE LORD overwhelming him with HIS PRESENCE and telling him how much HE loves and treasures him and all of the great things that are still ahead of him… and that in spite of his situation his life was still needed, his purpose still remained and it was so much greater than the trials and tribulations that he had gone through.

After I prayed for him, I just began to reflect and think about how GOD could’ve just stepped in and intervened to take care of the situation without including me. But the beauty HIM choosing not to do that was in that fact that HE allowed me to experience HIM in such a deep and personal way which not only increased the intimacy and depth of my relationship with HIM, but it also revealed to me how much HE treasures me as well. I mean, HE trusted me to pray and war for someone’s life— literally. And I don’t take that lightly. It’s a very big deal to me.

Today, I just want to leave you guys with this— it not just Darryl and it’s not just me whom THE LORD deeply treasures, but you as well. Every promise that GOD has made to us in HIS WORD is perfect and true and I want you to know, believe, and embrace that TRUTH with your whole heart and soul. When I speak of THE TRUTH of THE WORD, I’m actually speaking of JESUS, so what I’m really asking you to do is to know, believe, and embrace JESUS, HIMSELF.

Even before THE LORD intricately and beautifully knitted you together in your mother’s womb— HE knew you, chose you, and set you apart as HIS cherished and personal treasure because HE had a holy and perfect plan and purpose for our life. There is no one in the entire universe like you. For you are fearfully and wonderfully made; and out of all of creation THE FATHER’S most treasured possession. You belong to HIM, HE is always with you, and HIS heart, mind, and eyes are always on you. (Isaiah 49:16 VOICE- Look here. I have made you a part of ME, written you on the palms of MY hands. Your walls are always on MY mind, always MY concern.)

ABBA, I come before YOUR PRESENCE this morning asking that with each and every breath we take we would breathe in more of THE LIFE and LOVE that is YOU. FATHER, I pray that as we inhale more of YOU, YOUR HOLY SPIRIT would carry that LIFE into every ounce of our beings that we would not just stand on THE TRUTH of YOUR WORD, but as we breathe IT in, IT would be the very source that continually gives us LIFE. Help us to not just know in our minds, but to feel in our hearts, souls, and spirits to the very core of who we are in YOU just how much YOU cherish us and how deep YOUR love runs for us. LORD, on behalf every eye reading this, I ask that YOU would call them by name and whisper, I treasure you into their hearts. ABBA, I praise YOU and thank YOU for these precious lives and I love YOU beyond words. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable TRUTH to be found in this treasure house, THE BIBLE?” Queen Elizabeth II

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68 thoughts on “You Are THE LORD’S Most Treasured Possession

  1. Tai, this concept of being God’s precious possession is so often lost in our communication of who God is because we generalize: God loves everyone! This is true, but when we think of it person by person, soul by soul . . . wow. Each of us is His precious child. His love is personal. What a great truth!

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    • Dianne, I pray that THE LORD would be your treasure, sweet friend so that all that HE has for you as HIS treasured one would come to fruition in your life. Know that HE adores you! … Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Beautiful! GOD bless you! 🙂

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  2. Hey Tai,

    What a sweet and perceptive post! To be sensitive enough to the Spirit that He can place a name and a person on your heart for you to lift up in prayer!

    Daryl is blessed to have you praying for him!

    Oh, that we would all be sensitive to the Lord’s leading when He nudges us and shows us treasures!

    I’ve been really pondering the words of Jer. 33:3 this week – asking God to show me “wonderful things that I do not know.”

    Sounds like we’ve been on similar wavelengths!

    Blessed by your post on FaithnFriends today~
    Melanie

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    • Melanie, I pray that THE LORD would far exceed your heart’s expectations in showing you the great and wonderful things that is HIM. … Always happy to have you visit with me, Love! Thank you so much! And GOD bless you! 🙂

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  3. Hi Tai,
    Your sensitivity and obedience is so wonderful! I loved how you sensed His voice and you stopped and became still before Him. I know I am too often rushing through life and sense things but plow right into the next moment missing what God is so lovingly communicating with me!

    Thank you, also, for hosting! It looks like it is growing and doing well! Praying for God’s blessings and favor!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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    • You are most welcome, Lori! And thank you so much for your prayers and for visiting with me today, sweet friend! I truly appreciate you and I’m happy to have you link-up! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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  4. Tai, your prayers are always so beautiful. They’re what stand out to me well after I leave your page. Thank you for sharing them so that we might all continue to pray more deeply and personally to our Father. I hope you have a restful, wonderful weekend.

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    • Awww! Meg, you are most welcome, Love! And thank you so much for such kind and encouraging words of affirmation. You’ve blessed me and I truly appreciate you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  5. What joy to find someone else who understands not only how much the Lord loves each one of us but also how he speaks to us! These are the conversations that I want to have with someone who knows God. Not want program should be held at church or what kind of dinner to have blah blah blah.

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    • I grew up in a very small church where those programs and dinners were often a greater focus than being able to manifest THE PRESENCE of GOD and love people into that PRESENCE. Though I believed in GOD back then, I knew in heart that there had to be more to HIM than that. I have a beautiful church home now, but my most intimate and precious encounters and experiences with GOD have never happened inside of church walls, but instead in me deeply seeking HIM on my own in the secret place (my bedroom). So, I totally understand where you’re coming from when you say that. I wish more churches would focus on intimacy with GOD and unconditional love for people. Oh, how we could change the world if we did that. I don’t know if you were serious or not, but I would be honored to converse with you anytime. Thank you so much for visiting with me. I am grateful that you did. GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

      Oh, if you don’t mind me asking, what is your name, Love?

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    • You are most welcome, Jaime! And thanks for the kind comment about my glasses as well! LOL! They don’t have any lenses in them and they came that way in a happy meal that I got for my niece a while back. I just put them on for giggles—well, and because I “kind of” like them too. 😉 Thank you for visiting with me today, sweet friend! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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  6. Precious Tai, I am so thankful God has brought you into my life.This post is so precious. There is no experience any sweeter than when you “know” you’ve heard from the Lord. Nothing more exciting than walking through your day just waiting to see who God wants to cross your path. This reminds me of the movie the “War Room” If you have not seen it yet… Go TOMORROW!!! You will be blessed. Blessings, Debbie

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    • Debbie, I just love you! You are such a sweet spirit and so dear to my heart. You are a great blessing to me, Love. So thankful for you! I haven’t seen “War Room” yet, but I’ve heard wonderful things about it. So yeah, I must go and see it! … Thank you so much for visiting with me. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  7. YES. I love this. Thank you so much for sharing you heart. I have also had similar things happen to me. I’ll ask the Lord to give me someone to pray about and He will give me names for people….and its been amazing to see God work behind the scenes.
    Sarah (www.sarahefrazer.com)

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    • You are most welcome, Sarah! And you are exactly right, it has been more than amazing to see HIM at work. I love being used by HIM. I just love HIS PRESENCE. Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Love! Hope you have a great week! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  8. Tai, I pray every morning for ears that are attentive to His still small voice. I have two names written in my Bible, two women I don’t know, but God spoke their names to me, so I continue to pray. Thank you, for encouraging my spirit and sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

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    • You are most welcome, Crystal! It’s always a pleasure to join you, Love! And I’m so happy that I can return the favor of encouragement. … GOD never ceases to amaze me. I just love that HE allows us to hear HIS voice and know HIM so intimately.

      Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Beautiful! GOD bless you! 🙂

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  9. Tai, I love this…that God “included” you in His work for Darryl…this person whom God loves and treasures. He “allowed” you to be a part of trusting God with the details and you just are to obey. Isn’t that what He has called us to be and do? You have blessed me so with this. I am just getting back here to read this profound post.
    And thank you for reminding me that I am loved and treasured as well.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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    • Awww! Linda, you are most welcome, Love! And yes, you are exactly right. That is what HE has called us to do. I pray that you and I both would carry out all that HE has called us to do to perfection by and through HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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  10. Tai, One time the Lord burdened my heart to pray for a woman I had never met but her parents had asked me to pray for years earlier. I was home from church with a sick child, and my heart was so burdened I thought it would burst. The next day my husband called to say she’d left a message at our counseling office that Sunday asking to meet with me. It is humbling when God speaks to your heart that way. God bless you, my friend.

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    • Deb, it is humbling and yet such a beautiful thing to be used by THE LORD.

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me and thank you so much for visiting with me, beautiful friend! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂

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  11. Such powerful words, Tai! Each one of us are His unique treasure. If we would but walk in that confidence.

    God often brings a name to my mind and sometimes I say a quick sentence or two and move on. I am getting better about stopping to pray for them and seeking God on their behalf. It’s a joy and a privilege to be called to be a watchman on the wall for another person.

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    • Sherry, you are so very right. It is a joy and a privilege and I am so honored that HE chooses to use us in such a way. Truly a beautiful thing! Thanks you so much for visiting with me, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  12. Good Morning, Tai!

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been praying about a way that I could encourage other bloggers who have been encouraging me. Through your ministry, posts, words, comments, and faithfulness—your life has been a blessing to mine, and I wanted others to know about you!

    So, I compiled a list of those bloggers who I’ve personally found to be the MOST INSPIRATIONAL on the web.

    You are ONE Of these bloggers – in my estimation!

    You can find the link to the list where you are featured here: http://www.melanieredd.com/the-100-most-inspiring-christian-blogs-on-the-web/

    I’ve also signed up to get your emails, and tried to follow you on your social media outlets!

    I pray that God will encourage you today through these simple acts~
    Melanie

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    • Awww! Melanie, not only am I encouraged, but so very honored as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH, beautiful friend! Words cannot express my gratitude. You continuously bless me, Love. You are such an incredible being. May THE LORD bless you now and always! *HUGS* 🙂

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  13. What a beautiful post Tai. I have woken up in the middle of the night with someone’s name on my heart to pray for. Sometimes I don’t know why and other times I will find out that they are struggling. God is so good to us! Thank you for linking up at #100HappyDays!

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    • You are most welcome, Valerie! It was my pleasure to visit and link-up with you, Love! Thank you for having me! … And yes, GOD is so very good to us and I am so very grateful for HIS PRESENCE in my life. Thanks so much for visiting with me! I pray infinite blessings over you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Awww! Thank you so very much for such kind and encouraging affirmation, Katie! What a blessing to have you visit with me today, Dear One! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! I’m still kind of new to the blogging world. What exactly are blog ad swaps?

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