As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment, Heaven was opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on Him. And a voice from Heaven said "this is My Son whom I love; with Him I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16-17
All my life I've wanted to hear someone say they were proud of me. That I did something good..in the past I'm not sure I would have believed it but I needed to hear it. Now though, as God changes my life, all I want to hear is God say He's proud of me. I need to please Him. I need to know that I'm doing something right in His eyes.
I've said before, I make a lot of mistakes. I wonder to myself daily how a most holy and perfect God could love me with the way I'm acting.
You are doing a good job...I'm proud of you, lock eyes with Me and I will show you the way, I love you so much.
One day God gave me a most precious gift of truth to hold on to. I've been clinging full force to it since then. Even when doubt and anxiety and fleshy temper tantrums try to rip it out of my grip, still I cling. I'm going to give it to you too, just incase you need to hear it today or tomorrow or ever..
Jesus didn't start His ministry until AFTER He was baptized. No healing the sick, giving sight to blind, forgiving sins, no feeding 5,000 people...nothing until after He came up out of that water.
So what did God say to Him BEFORE He did anything at all? God said I'm proud of you. I love you. You are my son.
I'm still learning. God is still working on me, every day I have to remind myself of this and every day a little more soaks in to my heart. I just keep praying and moving forward through the muck but to hear Him say He is proud of me warms my heart and gives me hope.
I continue to cling to this truth and I hope it helps you too when you need a little love from God.