Promises

Hello Dear Readers,

How are you all doing? Doing well, I hope! I am so-so, as I venture into a new month with who knows what surprises or dreaded stuff around the corner, but isn’t that every day? We really don’t know the future, and yet, when you’re dealing with major life-changing events, those everyday unexpected things can seem so much bigger or scary. Which is why I need to really focus on the promises of God right now.

I had asked God a very specific question the past couple months and last week He answered me with a reassuring answer. Then I prayed for confirmation and He confirmed it, and He keeps confirming it to me randomly. However, when I shared this answer with someone important to me, they doubted that I hear God, again. It happened in the past too. And I won’t lie, it hurt a lot because despite God telling me everything is going to be okay, they said it won’t happen. As if I had just imagined it over and over again. And despite pressing into my Lord, that He would not answer me. Well my friends, He has. And I had hoped that their reaction would be a little more encouraging or at least not a knock. Instead I get left with even more pain. I know what I heard. Again, and again. They said it would take a loud booming voice of God to convince them of it. And yet, how does God usually talk to people? Many places in the Bible, it is in a still, small voice. I was reminded of that at last weekend’s services.

It was the story of how Elijah went up a mountain, asking God for some big sign, and God gave him a show all right – a storm, a fire, and an earthquake, but he could discern that God was not in those things. Finally, at the end of it all, he heard God’s still, small voice. It was at the end of all the hoopla, not during it. And then God asked him what he was doing there when all he really was should have done was go back to what God called him to do originally. No big signs and wonders, no miracles, just being obedient to the call of God. And that is what I hope to do.

Despite any uncomfortableness, uncertainty, naysayers, hurt, sadness, doubts & fears, I hope and plan to keep doing what God has called me to which is to just keep following Him. Not to make my own plans and wander far from Him. Not to ignore his still, small voice, and not to just guess what He wants, but to keep seeking His Will and Wisdom in everyday life. To keep leaning into Him, and not giving up despite how easy that would be. And you know what? This has possibly been the most trying time of my life, but also the closest I’ve ever been to my Lord & Saviour, because He is Faithful. He makes promises that He keeps – as it says in the Bible, He is not man that He should lie, and right now that is the most comforting thought as I really don’t know the future and I don’t know what kind of other uncomfortable things will occur in the next year or more, but I know that He will be right there beside me and He will provide all that I need, and bring life to this hurting soul. I am so thankful for every moment I can spend with Him talking, worshiping, and enjoying His presence and for all the wonderful people He is sending into my life again. I need this so much, and He knows it. I am reminded that regardless of how the world treats me, I am special in His Eyes, a jewel, precious to Him and worth more than gold.

I am reminded that regardless of how the world treats me, I am special in His Eyes, a jewel, precious to Him and worth more than gold.

And I have a place being prepared for me in Heaven whenever He calls me home, which is so exciting as I long to be immersed in His Perfect Love completely. I had a dream about it a year or two ago, and it was amazing, but alas it is not my time yet. He still has plans for me, I just need to be patient and allow His Grace to be enough for me – easier said than done when reality hits. But Lord Jesus is so awesome!!

Btw, if you were touched by these words or wish to share a personal testimony of how God is working in your life right now, feel free to comment below or share this post. Thank you so much!

God Bless you!

*~Roxy~*

True Love

As I was reading today’s Our Daily Bread verse, (Revelation 22:1-5), it reminded me of a dream God gave me recently and I want to share it with you. It was all about preparing to go to Heaven and symbolic of the trip to Heaven.

It started out with me going into a building, and seeing one of our close Christian friends sitting in a room in front of a portal of swirling fire. It was freaky with many demons sticking their heads out (and maybe claws too, I can’t remember). They wanted to eat or kill me and they had super long sharp teeth – yikes! Our friend told me to walk through and I would be okay. I looked at the fire again and was creeped out. I knew those things were from Hell.

Next thing I did was walk outside around the back of the building and found a door which I knew led to the room with fire so I was a bit hesitant to open it, but by faith I opened it and when I did I was relieved to see it empty except for an old man standing beside a table. I knew that because I had accepted Jesus as my Savior I didn’t have to worry about Hell since He had overcome it for me. Such symbolism!

I was with other people now including my husband. Next, the man was giving each person two certificates – I think with two different colors. He gave me mine and I walked outside, but when I checked my pocket I only found one so I anxiously went back to the man to tell him, but then I found the other paper so I was super relieved. I knew that these symbolized my ticket to Heaven.

Then it was time to go to Heaven, so we walked outside to what looked like the seats of a roller coaster and got in. My hubby was sitting beside me and my hubby’s sister was in the seat in front of us. We had to buckle up. Now as an aside – I don’t like roller coasters in real life, I find them scary, so in my dream it took lots of trust for me to sit in that seat, but I knew God would keep me safe so i did so anyways.

Next it was time to go up into Heaven – praise God!! So the man, (or angel?) In charge of the ride got in and we started to rise off the ground and were going straight up into space! I was screaming from the thrill, “Woohoo!” – and joy of finally going to be with Jesus. My soul was so happy!

Suddenly, we burst through the Earth’s atmosphere and I could see a million beautiful stars twinkling and I was so thrilled to be there. This travel took what seemed like only a couple seconds. And next thing I knew, we were pulling into Heaven.

My dream ended just after this, but as we were entering Heaven I saw a room set up like a store with tons of toys on the shelves that an angel was in charge of and I felt joy knowing that was for all the kids to enjoy there – I was happy for my kids too! God loves children so much!

Before my dream ended, I remember thinking with excitement, “I’m finally here!!” I was finally home! What a comforting feeling – so amazing!! ^_^ Suddenly God’s all encompassing Love surrounded me and filled me like a huge hug!! And I felt love like no other I EVER felt before – it was like a combination of romantic love, friendship love, sacrificial love, fatherly love and more!! WOW. I am so blessed that God showed me a preview of His full presence! I think its because I had been asking to feel His Love for a long time, and now I know what its like as a whole! I share this story with every Christian I know because its a reminder of why we look forward to Heaven. I think sometimes people get so caught up in religion and day to day life that they forget why Heaven is exciting. And for a Christian that is a sad state to be in – we should all be excited to tell others the reason for our joy in Salvation – Jesus Loves us – God Loves us!! What more do we need?!

Blessings,

Roxy