Every now and then… I need to be encouraged.
Life can get a little ooey on occasions– I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m still super blessed, but life (for me OR you) isn’t easy. If it was, it wouldn’t be called earth… It would be called heaven.
But unfortunately for those of us in the here and now, we live in a fallen world. (Thanks a lot Adam and Eve! Oh, who am I kidding– if they didn’t mess it up, somebody else would have come along 20 seconds later, listened to that Satanic snake and jacked it up for us regardless. But I’m not bitter. It’s fine.)
Anywho, back to my original point. Sometimes we just need to be encouraged. Reminded that we aren’t floating aimlessly about, drifting. That God has our back– no matter what. He has us right where He wants us.
Remember last week when I talked about prayer week at church and the cool messages He revealed to me? Well, today is another installment of that– only this time, this is directly from the Big Man Himself.
I pray that the following message encourages your heart and shifts your perspective a bit if it’s a little muddied by the junk of the world as of late. (Sidenote: The prompt for this particular prayer night was work #4 of Christ, His ascension. Oh, and just as a fun fact in case you didn’t know the five works of Christ off the top of your head, they are incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and return. There. Now you have something to talk about at the dinner table tonight or share with your neighbor down the street as you wait to pick up your kids from the bus stop.)
So without further ado.. here’s God’s message for us…
I have you right where I want you. No matter what season, what circumstances, what trials you find yourself facing, please know that I am behind it. I know sometimes you think it would be easier to follow me if I were still on Earth… But just like you are right where you are supposed to be, so I am– at the Father’s right hand here in heaven.
Although it might not look like it, you are in a great position. Because of my ascension to heaven, you have an opportunity to interact with Me 24/7– My Spirit is ALWAYS with you!! Please beloved~ be encouraged by this and keep running after me… Every single day, in everything you do. Remember that I will never leave nor forsake you! I promise.
Continue to say yes to me… THe more you submit to me, the higher you also ascend into my presence, til one wondrous day we meet face-to-face and you run into my outstretched arms at the gates of heaven. It will be a joy unlike you have ever known.
Your union with Me will give you peace. And it is not a worldly peace. It is MY peace. Don’t succumb to the voices of this world– no matter how loud they might be. Instead, stay closely joined and united with Me…
For someday, we shall be together not only in Spirit, but dancing together, as bride and groom, in the kingdom of heaven.
Wowzers. Can I get an AMEN!?!? If this spoke to you or encouraged your heart in any way, I would love your feedback– comment below.
Encouraged by Him,
“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” ~Ephesians 2:6 NLT