This was one of my first blogs. Since I wrote this, I have written hundreds of blogs and some books. I rewrote this one and hope it speaks to you afresh in 2024.
There is something about walking along the beach with my Creator that inspires me to remain hopeful even as the world grows darker. Although I don't really walk the beach with Jesus Christ, I do in my quiet times with Him. I often take the time to walk away from this active world that is full of distractions and focus on God, getting quiet with Him and listening. I do this so that I can hear His heartbeat and I can enter into His throne room full of grace and mercy. In that place, I can find rest for my weary soul; there, I can find the strength to carry on in this dark planet we call home....for now.
Apostle Paul once said, "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." - 1 Cor 13:12 NIV
Oh yes how I only see in part but my soul, my soul longs to see the fullness of the living God! I long to start my adventures in Heaven with all those who have gone before me. I am certain I will join the choir there, praising all day and all night, singing "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, God Almighty!" But for now, I venture on in the Kingdom purpose that has been marked out for me here on earth. I am certain that I am behind schedule because I was so very late in offering my life to the Lord. However, God is merciful, and He will redeem the time and cause me to gain back all that the locusts have devoured!
Imagine that! I once was blind, but now I see, and oh, how I see what a wretched woman I was! The grace that found me has accelerated me to places I would not have dared to dream I could go. Not physically so much as this body has its limits, but in the sphere of influence He has given me, I have been thrust into a world of the supernatural, into a world where God's Kingdom does reign here, and He heals, He delivers, and He sets all free aLL that will come to Him.
These are my personal thoughts about life with Jesus. I wonder if you feel the same? Do you find yourself longing for the presence of God so much so that you are interceding for Him to pour out His Spirit upon the earth? Do you recognize that you were made for greatness in His name and that you are not fulfilled? If so, then you are in good company.
David said One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. - Psa 27:4 NIV
It is okay to await our joining to the Lord when we go home. But, while we are on earth, we have a kingdom mandate. May you fulfill yours, and when you are tired and weary and wonder if you have the strength to make another day, remember what Jesus said.
"Come to me, all you who are wearied and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
May you be able to say it is well with my soul.