UnforgettableĀ 

Unforgettable                                       By Ginger Ekholm*

  

Your name is written forever on the palm of my hand 
You are my child with whom I have a purpose and a plan 

Don’t grow weary when it seems too hard to walk

I myself will hold you up and listen when you talk

I know every tear you cry and bend my ear to hear everything you say 

I myself will be with you when others have gone away 

My child when pain surrounds your soul, when it seems too hard to bear 

Just remember I have not forgotten you and I will always be there. 

You are unforgettable and I will never leave you. 

Don’t listen to the lie that you have been forgotten 

While you watch with an aching heart the blessings others have gotten 

The time will come for you, dear one, but that time is not for you to know. 

Just reach out to me and seek my face, learn from me and grow. 

As your destiny unfolds, you see that the purpose in the pain endured, and in every loss. 

And there will be true fellowship with Me, as you daily bear your cross. 

I have not forgotten you, and I know where the road will lead 

I know the plans I have for you and I know everything you need 

And in due time new blessings will come, new seasons will unfold 

But trust in me and be content and I will take your silver and give you gold. 

For you are not forgotten and you will never be. 

For you are my child and I will love you for all eternity. 

*I wrote this poem with tears streaming down my cheeks as I had yet another friend tell me they were getting married. While I was truly happy for them, I couldn’t help but note the longing in my own heart to be married. Ever since I was a young girl, I knew part of my calling was to be a pastors wife. All I needed to fulfill my calling was a pastor! 

Time seemed to be slipping away and It was several years later after writing this poem that I met my super amazing husband Steve. But during the loooooooong time of waiting I remember wondering if there was something wrong with me or if I had standards that were too high. I asked God if he had forgotten about my heart’s desire to be a wife and a mom and this poem is what He whispered to my heart. 

Thankfully God has far exceeded my expectations by blessing me with a hubby who is even more wonderful than I ever dreamed! All those years of waiting were some of the most stretching years of my life, but it was also the sweetest, as I grew closer to Jesus than ever before. 

If you’re in a time of waiting, I know just how hard that can be. Whatever you’re waiting for, just know you’re not forgotten. God sees you. He loves you and He has a wonderful plan.

šŸ’—Ginger


Prayer Hit List

ā€œFor the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ā€œLove your neighbor as yourself.ā€ā€

Galatians 5:14 NIV

Sometimes the best way we can love someone is to pray for God to bless them. Sounds so simple but even if it doesn’t change them it will change us! When there are people in my world who just aren’t friendly or who are negative on a daily basis, I see that as an opportunity to put a prayer target on them! They automatically get an arrow with their name on it that gets shot to Heaven daily!


It is my mission to pray for the frowny-faced grumps every day and give a smile to them even if they don’t smile back. Someone needs to show them the love of God even if they keep growling and scowling! I love getting Jesus on their case!!! I learned some time ago that if someone is mean to me or others they are probably just really hurting, as someone said, “hurting people hurt people.” So I get em on my prayer hit list!!! Look out–blessings are gonna chase you down and pretty soon that frown will turn upside down into a perma-grin on your face because of God’s love!!! 


I really don’t care so much about whether or not people care for me–that is a waste of my time and energy! I also cannot judge them–for all I know they are deaf and have facial muscle disorders and aren’t able to smile–or maybe they are hurting deeply and have nothing to give–but I do pray God to bless them! I’m looking for ways to be a blessing. 


The love of God melts even the toughest hearts. It is easy to love those who love you, but not so easy to love those who cannot give you anything in return. We need His love to flow through us–we can only love because He first loved us!

 

I’m reminded that Jesus took the hit for us. He took the hit for the grumps of the world. He will take those prayers and acts of kindness towards those who are depleted of love and turn worlds inside out! 


Who in your life that needs to be on your prayer target list? Listen to The Lord for direction as to how you can pray and be a blessing to those in your world. Be a world changer by shooting your prayers like arrows on behalf of those who seem angry, mean or hurting and ask the Holy Spirit how you can show people the kindness of Jesus–even if it seems small. ā˜ŗļø


Dear Father,

Send me to be the light in this dark world today. Let your love shine in me to ALL around me and show me how to be honoring to those who are not honoring to me so that they may see Jesus and come to know how much you love them too. In Jesus’ name, Amen