What I Like About You


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The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Had a walk and talk with God today, ever do that? Anyways, here's a small snippet of the conversation.

God: "Know what I like about you?"

Me: "Ummm, no...what?

God: "I like the way you think."

Me: "Really? Even when I'm thinking about Klingons? (because I was, maybe I'll explain later)

God: "Yes, even when you're thinking about Klingons."

What does that small sampling say about my relationship with Father God?

It says...we're close. He knows how to get to my heart and encourage me, even through crazy thoughts about the Klingon Empire. You know what? I like how He thinks and how His thoughts show up in my life.

The other night I talked to one of God's heroes, a tired father of three (all adopted) young children. He's working hard, fighting the good fight and was wondering if he's doing enough...wondering if he has what it takes.

Ever been there? I know I have, so I shared a God thought with him.

Everything you need to be the dad these kids need, is in you...God the Father put it there. Before the universe was created, before the world began, God knew you would be the father of these children. He planned it...it was no accident, Also think about this...God loves them more than you...He wants the best for them right?

He answered yes.

Then look at who He chose to be their dad! He picked you to love these kids...you are a chosen man...and very much loved!

It was a great moment for him...it was a "Know what I like about you?" one.

So, when God puts you on top of his leader board and asks...Know what I like about you?

What do you hear?

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Trek23rider said…
Trying to think how to say this Jay. I know grace. I am a recipient of grace. I also know that I disappoint God and hurt His heart by some of my actions and thoughts. Therefore I sometimes question what He thinks of me. However, there is one thing I know I will always hear (besides I love you and forgive you) is, "You love these people. You shepherd them well." I do love these people I pastor. I care about them. I want them to know and love Jesus. That I know I will always hear.
Jay Cookingham said…
I appreciate your open heart expression Bill. Isn't just like our Father to speak where we
need to hear it the most? Your heart towards the people you lead does not go unoticed
by God and that's why He speaks such to you. Thanks Bro'...thanks what I like about ya
as well!
Floyd Samons said…
I've come to learn, (due to the fact that I can be a bit on the slow side), you have a wonderful gift of encouragement. I'm encouraged by the fact that you're genuinely pleased in spirit to know you've helped lift the spirits of another. It encourages me to press toward that end.

Klingons huh?
Jay Cookingham said…
Floyd, you're too kind bro'...all glory to the Father! And last time I checked...you're quite encouraging as well. Bless ya bro'!
Dan Black said…
I hear that he loves and cares for me, just the way I am. It's great hearing God voice. Good post.
Jay Cookingham said…
Amen! I love it too bro'! Bless ya Dan!
Michael said…
I like the way you think too, Jay. You have the mind of Christ and it shows!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Bro'! I appreciate that!

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