Do you ever feel as if you’ve been able to get a glimpse into heaven?
Yesterday, I attended a memorial service for the husband of a dear friend. The sanctuary, or auditorium as we call it at our church, was packed (Covid style). The love and joy in the room, with I would guess, almost two hundred people, wasn’t a feeling, it was a Presence.
God’s presence filled that place as we sang and listened to music and the wonderful tribute to a son, brother, father and husband that loved well and was so loved.
We tasted a glimpse of heaven.
It’s been that kind of a week for me.
Each day, the Lord has given me a new revelation – or a glimpse into his kingdom, his ways in heaven.
Here are some of the insights God whispered to me this past week. Perhaps they will resound in your heart as well or maybe he’s spoken the same things to you.
- The light in me (Christ) drives away darkness.
- No matter what things look like, God is setting us up for success.
- Don’t live in reaction to darkness; live in response to Jesus.
- You can’t attain anything good by your own effort – only by the Holy Spirit’s work in you.
- The enemy intends to harm me with the illness I’ve encountered, but God intends to use it for great good. I’m learning to be bold and live in the power and authority He’s given me. My being forced to step back from our business has allowed my husband to lead. My husband and I are growing in unity as we learn to come against this illness together.
- God wants us to lead others out of slavery and into worship.
- When I fear disappointment, I sow sparingly which means I will reap sparingly.
- The enemy is afraid of us when we step into what God calls us to. I offer people hope for their healing and redemption of their lives through Jesus. No wonder the enemy wants to take me out.
- We become like what/who we worship. I want to become more like Jesus and model a yielded (to Jesus) life.
Quite a list, right?
Not every season is like this, but I believe God is pouring out his spirit on us. He loves us. He wants to be heard by us. When we ask him to speak, he will give up wisdom and let us have “the mind of Christ.” We can be transformed by the renewing of our minds. (I Cor.2:16 & Romans 12:2)
And finally, something I’d never thought of before in this passage:
“The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.” Exodus 12:36
When the Lord called his people out of Egypt, they were freed from slavery, but they also gave up the ways of living they knew. They gave up everything, but God gave them so much more, not just of himself which would have been enough, but also the material possessions of the Egyptians.
With God, there is always more for us. What is he calling you out of?
May you have a revelation kind of week!