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In His Heart: The 2020 Prayer Pledge // Day 5

Song about God’s Heart for Us

Listen to “Pieces” by Amanda Cook.

Reflect

The song we are reflecting today is one of my top three favorite worship songs. A few months ago, I was flying home from the Southern BIS Shine Retreat when I had a powerful encounter with God on the airplane as I was listening to this song.

I was watching a little girl (perhaps 1-2 years old) playing with her daddy. She was completely enamored by him; giggling and smiling as she touched his face. She patted her hands with delight as her daddy taught her patty-cake. I watched the scene unfold a few aisles back.

In my heart a gentle voice, “Do you see how secure she is in her Papa?”

Yeah, so what? (I am sometimes a very frank with God in prayer.)

“I want you to be that secure in Me. I ache for you to be that secure with Me in all things.”

I was in shock of what I just heard spoken over me. What struck me was the word “Papa,” because I have struggled to relate to God as Father with childhood wounds from my own earthly father. I closed my eyes, leaned forward, and began to weep. In my heart, I started repenting of all the ways in my life that I am not secure in my Papa Father. For the first time, I began to personally experience what it means to know God as my Father. My Papa.

We all struggle with the lie that God withholds from or is holding out on us.

But a good Father does not give His Heart in pieces. He gives us every single part of His Heart, His presence. It is all ours for the taking, we only need to ask and receive.

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Let Us Pray

Jesus, every sacred part of Your Heart is open to me. Your greatest desire is that I would press in closer, lean in, and let myself be loved and known by Your Heart. Teach me what security in You looks like in all areas of my life. Amen.

For Discussion

Is there an area in your life where you feel God is holding out or withholding from you? Ask Jesus what He has to say to you about that.

How would your heart and life change if you believed that Jesus loves you completely and delights in you?

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Patty Breen is a regular contributor to the BIS blog and a devotion writer. She is a full-time lay minister who finds joy in running, strong cups of coffee, and all things Ignatian spirituality. A Midwestern gal from the mitten state, she is constantly learning to find grace in all things. She is passionate about ministry to divorced Catholics and women whose relationships have been impacted by sexual addiction. You can find out more about her here.

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    Jeannie
    January 5, 2020 at 8:46 am

    This song and your words, Patty, really spoke to my heart. As a daughter with BIG father wounds, I have struggled all my life to believe that God and Jesus could truly love me unconditionally. Thank you for sharing your heart. I am going to listen to this song again and again, and I am going to pray to the Lord to reveal Their love for me. May God bring us closer to Himself!

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