Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Ready or Not!


1, 2……8, 9, 10….Ready or not…here I come!

I was thinking about that child hood game the other day. Does it ring a bell with you?

Yep, “Hide and Seek”.children-251610_640

If memory serves me well (which is often up for debate), I played that a lot with my brother and school mates. And I remember playing with my sons when they were little. My word….I have even played with my dog, Oscar (don’t judge). Although he cannot count, he will still come looking.

Often times I would get so upset when I could not find the “hider”. And if I couldn’t find them they could race to base and be safe. Or was that another game?

But I was thinking how glad I was that the Father did not hide when I was looking for Him. I am so grateful that I don’t have to count and say “Ready or not, here I come!”

He is always ready. He is never “not” ready.
And He is always there.


He doesn’t hide from me. And I cannot hide from Him. Even though sometimes I have tried to hide from Him. He is literally in every hiding place I have ever tried.


He is always available, always there to comfort me, teach me, listen to me and love me.

I seek Him and He will be found. Those are His rules, not mine and I am so glad.

Now excuse me while I go get in the bathroom…Oscar wants to play!

~Be Encouraged Today~

Isaiah 55_8-9


*personal graphics, NIV Bible

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

4 thoughts on “Ready or Not!

  1. I love the way you tied a spiritual truth into simplicity. Remind me of parables which were often used.


  2. Love this! A very simple Truth and yet so profound. God has blessed you with wisdom my friend!


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