The Tear Don't cry, Lord Jesus Why that tear Does a sorrow to you Draw too near I lay my cheek upon your hand As flowers around my head Do blend Let me love you Oh my God, my dear You lift the crystal fluid Off your cheek Wait a moment Before you speak It is not for sorrow That my eyes do weep But for pure joy That in eternity Forever more May I now you keep!
This a repeat of an earlier post. I realize people are sometimes uncomfortable sharing supernatural or spiritual experiences they have had, but I only tell this because I want people to know how real God is and how much He does loves you.
I have sleep apnea. I don’t know if you know what that is, but that’s where when you lay down on your back to sleep the muscles that hold up your soft palette at the back of your throat relax so much that the palette itself collapses downward and blocks your airway. In other words, you stop breathing. It is dangerous and can kill you.
However, one night before I realized how dangerous sleep apnea can be, I went to sleep one night and somehow must have gotten off my side and into a position that was not safe. I woke up suddenly and was in a different place.
I remember feeling a slight tinge of fear but was mostly confused, thinking where am I?? All around me was nothing but deep blackness until suddenly I could see this spiral of beautiful, puffy white clouds spiraling off into the distance. I did not want to look at the far distant end of the spiral because I had this sudden knowledge that if I looked at it, there would be no going back. Somehow I just knew that. Don’t know how, but I just did, but I was not given a choice. I had to look at the end of the spiral, and so I did.
Next, let me say that I had no physical sensation at all. I was fully awake, fully conscious, but there were no physical sensations. I had no awareness of a body.
To get back to where I was, as soon as I looked at the end of the spiral of clouds, I was in the other place, but this one was different. This beautiful, beautiful light was everywhere. It glistened and shone like nothing I have ever seen. But the light was alive. There was a massive intelligence or presence inside the light. Like nothing I have ever experienced.
It was so bright it almost hurt to look at it and the colors of the rainbow were moving through it constantly. It was so bright that I turned to look away, but again, I was not given a choice. I had to look at the light so I did.
When I turned to look at it again, suddenly it felt like somebody had taken me and thrown me as hard as they could up against a brick wall. There was this really hard boom, and I was back inside my body. Totally awake but back inside of my body going “What just happened to me.”
I laid there for a few minutes, thinking about what I had just seen and experienced. I moved around a little trying to get my bearings back and then decided the only thing it could have been was for a few minutes or less, because it happened so quickly, so very quickly, is I think I died! It is the only explanation I can think of.
I believe for a very few brief seconds, I was allowed to see some of the glory of the Living God. The light was beautiful beyond words. I wish everyone could have seen it. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.
The only reason I wanted to tell this is I hope it will reassure everyone that there really is life after death, and that God is more beautiful than any of my weak human words could ever express.
I pray that the living God Himself will bless your day and your whole life and that you can get to know Him better. He really does love you very, very much. God Bless You.
Let Go! He’s after our hearts That deepest, personal part Waiting to instill Himself That raging, destructive old nature To kill But He needs your permission Your total submission For us to bend our knees If a different, better world We truly wish to see So, Let Christ have your total self Don’t hide pieces upon a darker shelf Bring out all that you are Obeying that Spirit’s inner call For evil’s thick, stone walls to crumble As Jericho’s walls will they fall And Our King will rush in More precious souls to win Before that last curtain call As around us all creation falls Is rendered useless, Disappears in a roar Christ’s face will appear His power at last crystal clear And for your faith He will wipe away all our tears
In My Bones In my bones I know I have another home Another place To live before a face More beautiful Than any other It is man’s greatest hope But Comes most of the time With an inner struggle Seeming sometimes a great mystery Or a somewhat confusing puzzle Still God promises if we try We are assured of the greatest prize A home before His beauty Forever So lift up your eyes, Your very souls Make His will Your life’s greatest goal And learn to let go Of that raging inner self For It is not I that lives But Christ that lives in me!!
The Voice We scurry We hurry Caught up in distractions We forget the impaction Of ignoring Ignoring what you say? The only face That dispenses grace Every heartbeat every day For the world That's simply their way But For a Christian? It means we've failed To stop & listen To the only One In the position To stop the insanity Darkness surrounds us To us Christ entrusts His truths, His light To dispense To a world never meant To be this lost When we His church Get so caught up In the world's culture We forget to nurture HIM IN US Then by our silence And this our choice Christ has no voice & only doom awaits!
Praise Only a darkness To surround My small soul No one to comfort To cajole Beaten down Into a hardened ground But When it comes time For my last sound May it be to praise Praise You, Lord Jesus, Praise You