Just what I trusted to happen has happened since I prayed and thrust myself upon the merciful Throne of God.
MUCH BETTER DAYS, MUCH BETTER ATMOSPHERE, MUCH BETTER LIFE!
And I cover that splendid testimony with the Blood of Jesus the Christ!
When I praised and worshipped God, He basically told me that His Authority within me is TONS GREATER than the problems buffeting me. The trials, tribulations, worldly issues, and overall “harrumphs” of others need not overtake my heart or my soul, my friends! He basically said those afflictions were “a little thing” next to His Authority within me, and then He commanded me to USE my authority to bring JOY to this place!
I did! It worked! IT’S STILL WORKING! HALLELUJAH!
I thank God for my testimony of restored JOY in Him… for it sets the captives free (including me) every time!
Resurrection Sunday was a complete blessing and total surprise for my best friend Lynette and I. We started out the day with praise and worship, playing “The Easter Song” by GLAD (I love that melody!) and absolutely thanking God with tears and JOY for His sacrifice and plan of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. We’d made food and drink and were prepared to spend the day watching The Passion and getting intimately acquainted with our emotions in conjunction with God’s agenda for the day.
Wow… what God’s agenda turned out to be, neither of us could have planned!
As we watched the powerful depiction of Jesus’ last night and day upon earth, we shared our thoughts and continued thanking God for His staggering sacrifice on our behalf. Then midway through the morning, around 9:30 I would say, Lynette’s daughter (and my God-daughter) Jessica texted us asking to speak with us in person about some things. She was okay but just wanted to talk. Then her boyfriend John (whose family she was visiting for the holiday) also texted us with, basically, the same request.
Needless to say, with the prospect of our plans for the day changing radically, Lynette and I prayed about responding. With God’s permission, we ended up bringing Jess AND John to our place for Sunday dinner and fellowship! John (who is saved, btw) had questions about God on his heart, so we talked for quite a while about them. Jess shared her heart with us as she desired – so did John. We sang. We spoke of family and friends and their own deepening relationship. We prayed and ate a fabulous meal. The day ended with Lynette and I bringing them back to the college dormitory with hugs and kisses and thanking God even further for a marvelous – albeit totally unexpected – day of celebration.
After Lynette departed, I finished watching The Passion and I talked and prayed and cried to God. All good stuff. All blessed. It’s amazing how God orchestrates and plans His will for a day. Lynette and I thought our day would be blessed only with our own company before God. The Lord turned our two into four and blessed the whole thing. We ALL got to thank God for His sacrifice. We all got to talk and clear the air and receive the restoration of God’s peace. We all laughed and sang and were deeply blessed. Everyone got what they needed. I pray you all also had a good and holy, blessed day of fellowship and praise to Almighty God. Amen.
Our God is amazing.
This is what Holy Spirit’s possession of my heart says to me:
Days add up, you know, and every step you take is spreading your love for Jesus. Every day you worship Him out of true and sincere love of Him in your heart, He is drawing you closer. In Jesus’ Name, DON’T BE AFRAID to draw closer. The fire is there… God’s coals… the fiery coals of the Heart of God… draw closer, O, child of the King… ever closer!
I’m the One Who drew you to Abba in the first place since Jesus made the way. I’m the One furthering you in His Spirit every day and inviting you to the Throne Room of Glory where pain and trial do not exist. Come closer, holy one… holy vessel unto God, come closer… come closer.
For you are welcome in the House of God, for it is the House of your Father! Your one, true, and only Father welcomes you forever more! Be patient, be humble, and bow yourself down before that which awaits you…
Serve Him every day, Sharon. THANK HIM every day, Shamma! WORSHIP HIM WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, for there is no one like God the Most High…
PRAISE HIS NAME!