While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him 4 and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. 5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’
The Lord God is a wall of fire around us! Stunning imagery. Regardless of what physically or emotionally surrounds us…..God is a wall of fire around us.
Look at the peace and love between my son and our cat. It is great illustration of God’s love and protection of us. We are cradled in God’s arms. It is safe and secure. He loves and adores us. There is freedom in those arms!
Walk in Security,
I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15: 50-55
I was in awe today of the grace I experienced while sitting with my Mom. It felt as though we were in the mist that is just at the entrance of the veil where we pass from this world into the next. What a blessing to sit with Mom and be a part of this most intimate journey. Grace and peace and blessedness was in abundance. I sang hymns and praise songs while I held her hand and watched in utter amazement while her body continued to prepare to release her spirit.
God’s presence was without question. His faithfulness a declaration. The room was filled with an electricity not of this earth. I could sense the preparations being made on the other side of the veil to receive Mom when her time here is complete. The light of God’s love was radiating on the edges of the room that was felt/sensed more than seen. I cannot find words to fully express the heavenly presence; amazing…..absolutely amazing.
Blessed Beyond Understanding,
Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
Years and years of life accumulation in a house that has tremendous storage capacity = CRAZINESS!
Moving a lifetime of acquisitions is not for the faint of heart. Even when paying a company to move your stuff, there is still an extreme array of items to plan for and a “Boot Camp” workout of physical labor to be done. At this point in our move my brain is beginning to turn to mush; my mind screams, “No more decisions, I can’t decide another thing!” My body is reminding me of muscles that I had long ago forgotten existed.
My days at this point move back forth between absolute peace and a super storm of emotions. I am an extremely organized person and to be living in the midst of chaos, dust and clutter is a challenge for me and then my poor family has to deal with me and the move. I have times of great struggle. When I turn my focus to God instead of the circumstances I hear Him say to me, “Kay, relax and trust Me. You are worried about things which are not eternal. Remember what truly matters; My Kingdom and those you love. All else will fade away.
This time in our lives seems to be all about 20/20 Kingdom Vision. Peace is found when I am still and put God back upon His throne instead of trying to take His seat.
Can I get an Amen?!