Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name. “They will be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Malachi 3:16-17 NASB
I have a couple friends who constantly talk about the goodness and faithfulness of God. As much as it lightens my heart and gives me joy to hear it, I’m pretty sure that it pleases God even more. As I read this particular passage this morning, I realized that God isn’t just pleased, it draws His attention to it and He hears it. So much so that He had a book written with all the names of those who fear (or reverence) Him and His Name.
I understand that there are those who make reference of the Lord by way of what they’ve read in the Bible or heard in a sermon, but there are also those who have personal revelation of Him and believe in Him in such a way that makes Him come alive when they speak of Him. It’s the reason so many people read the Psalms, because David had personal and tangible reference of the God whom he served. It began as a shepherd boy in an open field while tending sheep under an open sky.
I’m not satisfied to know about God. I must know God. Although I know Him in so many ways, there is so much I don’t yet know but intend to. I don’t want to sit in a room of those who have laid down their personal comfort and chosen to follow Him with all their heart, only to be found sitting on the outside merely watching.
I want my name to be found in the book of remembrance. No hesitation or question in His mind, but that He knows that this Sandy Gregory is the one in His book. May He know me by the Love in my heart and the smile on my face even in the midst of the mess around me. That He will say of me, “She will be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare her as a man spares his own daughter who serves him.”
Are you in His book?