Pilgrimage Devotions 2019 | Day 2

by Stephanie Connelly

This truth was given to me in secret, as though whispered in my ear.
– Job 4:12 (New Living Translation)

I shared with you during my talk on affirmation about how much I love words! I wanted to share some thoughts with you about the silence we experienced on Friday night and about our amazing iGods that we received.

The first thing I want to bring to your mind and heart is that each one of those iGods was individually made just for you. Each one was truly lovingly handcrafted for you with great attention to detail. Our God is a God of detail!

Secondly (you know how I love words), since the “I” in iGod stands for “individual,” I looked up the definition of “individual”. Merriam-Webster defines the word as “existing as a distinct entity” and “a single being as distinguished from a class, species, or collection.” A synonym for the word is “unique.” So I hope you can see that God has indeed created YOU as a unique, single, distinct being! There is NO ONE like YOU!

I don’t know if you remember how I shared about my love of the history of words as well. While I was scrolling through the definitions, I noticed an entry that was labeled as “obsolete,” meaning that at one time, this was a definition of the word “individual” … but that it is no longer used. That definition was “inseparable.” I’m not sure how that definition faded into obscurity, but what a POWERFUL reminder that our GOD is inseparable from us! We are HIS and HE is ours! Nothing can separate us from HIM! I hope that “this truth was given to you in secret, as though whispered in your ear” when you had your earbuds in on Friday night and you were plugged in to our INSEPARABLE GOD!

I hope you continue to use your iGod when life gets hectic and noisy and busy and you are able to steal away some place private and listen in secret to the God who created you, the God who sees you, the God who hears you, the God who knows you, and the God who loves you – individually and unconditionally!