We were created by Love, through Love and for Love’s own pleasure. God created us because He was so full of goodness it could not be contained. So, He wanted to share all of Himself with someone. God is a giver and literally needs nothing from us. He already lives in perfect harmony with God the Son and God, the Holy Spirit. I believe writer/pastor Timothy Keller called it their dance of perfect harmony in one of his books.
God is the key, we are the lock waiting to be unlocked to get to know Him better. He just wants to share all of his beauty and glory with you every day. Won’t you take the time to get to know Him better? He can be found within the pages of the Bible, waiting for you to get to know Him. It is a truly amazing book.
In America we have become a nation of entitlement. People feel like they are entitled to everything the earth can produce, but the truth is we actually own nothing of this earth. We are just very temporarily using God’s property. God owns all of it for the ‘earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein’. God owns every atom, molecule, square inch, every heartbeat, every breath on it because He made all of it and us. He owns us and can do with us whatever He desires. Fortunately for us, He is trying to love us into Paradise with Himself. John the Baptist said ‘He can raise up children of Abraham from the stones’. He is in control of everything.
Today women in this country even think they’re entitled to kill their own unborn children while still in the womb, and so many of the ones we let live we don’t try to teach them about Christ, God and the Holy Spirit at all. No wonder they feel so lost. They have no moral compass by which to steer their lives. We don’t even try to hold our marriages together for the sake of our own little babies! Don’t think as a nation we will not have to answer for this before the Living God.
Our country is in trouble spiritually. We should all get down on our knees before the Living God, praise Him and beg for forgiveness. We are so blessed that He is the most loving, kindest and most forgiving Spirit in existence. Praise God!!
Polished with pain
Long, twisting lanes
Chimes in wind
Tinkling with sound
They slip, slide
Fall to ground.
Call out my name
Past pains warn
Of future hurts
No one escapes
We glide forward
Unknown indeed are
Only one promise
Stands so clear
Voiced from heaven
To mortals so mere
Look up, see
My arms await
Each who tries to follow
My beckoning Son through
These opened gates
My tears also fall
To soak a thirsty earth
For all my lost children
Who turn their backs
On their gift of
this glorious new birth!
Here is a repeat of a blog I wrote in October of 2018. I will never forget this experience and hope that it helps your faith in some way. Praise God!!
For years now, I guess about 7 or 8, I have been wanting to talk about, tell, something that happened to me one night. I have only told family members about it since I’m not very good at standing up and talking in front of people or telling things to people. I guess I was afraid they wouldn’t believe me.
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 completely closes your airway. In other words, you stop breathing. It is dangerous and can kill you. I do not think I could sleep with one of the breathing machines they use so I sleep with the head of my bed raised and try to stay on my sides.
However, one night I went to sleep and somehow must have gotten off my side and into a position that was not safe. I woke up suddenly, fully awake and conscious, 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 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 an 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 profoundly, passionately and completely. God Bless You.
You have an ancient enemy, Satan, the devil, whatever word, both are the same. He is the father of all lies, and he wants to distract you, however he can, to take your attention off of your real created purpose which is to be in intimate fellowship with your beautiful, wonderful living Creator God. We are to be reflections of His beauty, love and glory to the rest of His creation. Focus. He will use anything, lust for money, love, ego, attention. Don’t let him deter or distract you. God wants to share all of His beauty with you and let you find Him and get to know Him. Praise God!!
Singing, it flies reaching
For celestial skies.
This joy, how it blesses.
Undeserving, I turn tired eyes
Toward your face.
Joy, transcendent of all
I have known, glory
growing at your feet, at the
Bottom of your throne.
With hands reaching upward, this
Form of praise
Follows, lips that shape sounds
To raise your glorious name.
God has been so kind to me. I came into this world as an orphan, one of the lowest of the low with nothing, no mother, no father, no brother, no sister, no love. I have known lovelessness, a total vacuum of love. My earliest memories are only of fear, terror, despair and a sense of hopelessness. They said I was a sensitive child. Maybe it impacted me more than it would have someone else. I don’t know.
I had issues of trust and abandonment. Because of my background, even after I had learned of God’s love and His reward of Heaven, I still had trouble believing it and feeling secure in it.
The other morning right after I woke up, God gave me another vision, impression if you please. I know telling things like this makes some people uncomfortable, but they do happen. The closer you draw to God the closer He will draw to you. Anyway, in this one, I was dressed like a bride in a full long veil and long bridal gown. Christ was holding me by the hand and leading me up some stairs moving upward in this intensely, brilliant light. It stopped there.
I believe He gave me this impression to help reassure me that all believers, me and you if you choose, in Jesus Christ everywhere will be presented to the Living God as His pure bride, his church. An eternity of perfection and bliss awaits you if you so choose. May God bless your day. Praise God!!!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday!
A breath above, spoken word sent out
Spreads, thoughts coalesce
Take form, into the
Blows from, beginning at the
Gates of power radiating off His face
Images, wishes formed within a Father’s heart
Become concrete, written in
The outlines of energy,
Moving, spinning, coming
Together, suns, planets twirl
Laughing, His pleasure overflows as He looks
Sees how easily ideas become hardened into
A home for creatures, small and
Great, springing into
Rocks harden, form
From fire, water springs, gurgles,
Rises from the gathered dust of an earth’s
Thickened crust, left stable, solid enough at last
To walk upon, empty at first, but
Waiting, hoping for new
To begin, anticipating
Eager and yearning, for a type of
Joy unknown until His fingers caress the
Surface of its spinning face, revealing, giving
Transforming barrenness, a word given
Trees bend, flowers bloom
Move across this aspect of
a new world yearning for more creation,
Work of His hands to be revealed upon this exterior façade
Smiles, joy burns within winds being blown by a voice
In power speaks, light expands, a form
Struggles to move then stops, a
Is gasped, a hand reaches up
Seeking its beginning, from whence it
Came, blindly knowing within it exists not without
The love, power floating overhead, singing within
Songs unheard before this first breath
Taken, started, thought of
Anticipated, hoped for,
Longing to share, releasing all that is good
Into this place made for, created only to be & dance within His Love
I don’t know why, but this writing happens to me at the most inconvenient times, usually around 3:30 or 4:30 in the morning, especially to write a poem. This was written early, early this morning. I hope you enjoy your Sunday morning. Praise God!!
Power reaches out
Blazing fingers extend
themselves to the figure
Bent, drooping below
On a floor created
Only for this—the dance
A fingertip extends to
Caress its creation
Giving of itself
To the soon to be
Feet now dipped in fire
The figure raises
Back is straightened
Head held high
and its dance begins
Delighted, Power above,
Enthused in Joy,
sees this life now
—caught up in the dance—
Toes burn, ankles turn
To the beat, cadence
Of a music heard, felt
Only above flowing
Through the fingers of fire.
Fire moves from the floor
To burn, entice, enwrap
Legs, now hips, waist bends
In flames, yellow, red
Blue, engulfing upward
To chest, shoulders,
Neck and finally
Head, heart, all burns
Dancing in purest joy
To turn and sweep
Arms raised, head tilted
To see, view, glimpse
Only the One Above
Watching as she twirls
On toes of fire
Living flames of Spirit
May engulf us all
Given half a chance
You too could be
allowed, won’t you join in
live in, breath
within the Dance.