Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6 NAS
I had a very quiet but lovely Christmas and New Year. I know that over the past year, I have not posted much, mainly because I have been on another project. But also, because, being a very introverted person, not much changed for me. I don’t eat out, because I have certain dietary challenges that are best dealt with at home. I do not like big crowds of peaple, and much of what I do requires solace. I’ve found it very difficult to voice anything concerning the past 12 months.
So, I just want to say now, that the Lord our God is sovereign, and He has all in the palms of His hands. He will make a way for each of us to be drawn to Him and His amazing grace and mercy. He will give every single one of us, every opportunity to come to Him.
My prayer every morning is that hearts will be softened toward God, that those same hearts will seek only God’s Will in their lives, and that all would come to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the great sacrifice He made for us.
Turn to the One who gives us life and see what He will do for you ~
He will help you find a job. He will heal your body, your soul, your spirit. He will restore your broken relationships. He will mend your marriage, help you get out of debt, and much, much, more.
2021 is the year to “Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6
After all, God’s word also tells us that ~
“At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you. Indeed, the right time is now. Today is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:17
A couple of years ago my Dad passed away. He was ninety-one and had lived a very full and productive life. I was not present when he passed so I decided I wanted to go to the funeral parlour prior to the funeral to view his body. During a very restless sleep the night before I began wrestling with the problem of whether I really wanted to do that or not. I asked the Lord whether I should or not because I didn’t want to have any regrets, and in that moment I saw very clearly that my Dad was not here anymore because he had risen to be with Jesus, and I would only be looking at his earthly body.
The real man was gone to heaven.
It is so beautiful and exciting and truly wonderful that because my Dad loved the Lord and lived a life accordingly, he is now in that life eternal existence we call heaven.
This is what we can look forward to when we give our hearts to Jesus.
I do not know how anyone can live without a relationship with the Lord, especially at times of loss and the grief that ensues. It is this closeness to God that brings us through these times. Yes we grieve and miss our loved ones, but when we know and understand the things regarding life and death there is much less anxiety and so much more peace and comfort from the Holy Spirit that makes it much easier.
My Dad now has a new life free from pain, loss, grief and any suffering or sadness, along with my Mum who passed into glory to be with him and Jesus only 7 months later.
I long for the same eternal glory for myself and all my family and friends and acquaintances.
With the help of God’s Word and His Holy Spirit revelation and power we can achieve marvellous things in our lives. In the name of Jesus we can be healed, we can have all our needs met, we can go to God in prayer and believe for the healing of relationships, of marriages, of those we know who are struggling with life. And God is more than able to perform miracles when needed. He has calmed storms, fed five thousand with only a few fish and bread rolls, stopped the waters so that Moses could lead his people out of Egypt, healed leprosy, paralytics, and raised from the dead.
There is a verse in Revelation that describes the main street in heaven as being made from gold, like glass. Can you imagine that? And that’s where my Dad and Mum are now! And my Grandma and Grandpa and countless others. And if you’re not sure about all this then I have a testimony regarding my Grandma.
She was a lady who was not really brought up in church at all. She experienced great loss in her life by the death of her second daughter. She grew into a very bitter woman. In her early eighties she was quite senile and this is where God is so gracious. I prayed that God would open up a moment of clarity for her to receive Him into her heart. We prayed the prayer ever so slowly until it all was said. I left wondering about how I was going to know if she had received anything. A little while later one of my sisters was singing praise songs by her bedside and she joined in.
You had to know my Grandma to understand that this was a fair dinkum confirmation of what God had done!
Because, you see, we are firstly a spirit, and we have a soul (mind) and we live in an earthly body, so it was her spirit that God appealed to.
He can do anything!
God so loved the world, He sent His only Son, so that when we believe in Him, we may have eternal life!
When God raised Jesus from the dead, it paved the way for us to be able to follow Him (Jesus) when we pass from this life, to Life Eternal. A new dimension. A New Life in the presence of our God.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord ~ Jeremiah 17:7