Hello World…..Selah’s Love

As I sit here contemplating the rest of this day, I feel Selah’s warm body settling down in my lap.  It does not matter where I sit down, or why, she is right there wanting me to hold her and rub her little back and head with my hand.  She climbs up on me, lays her 4 lb little self down on my chest and places her head on my shoulder as if she were a child and puts the ‘I am relaxed = why don’t you do the same?’  move on me.

She is so sure of my love and ability to hold on to her that she does not tense up when I stand up. She just relaxes in my arms and is confident that I will carry her close and not lose her in the up’s and downs of life. Her big black eyes look at me with such love and care; she bows her head when I pray and she sits quietly as I read my bible aloud.  

The other day, I was dancing around the living room, praising the Lord and she was sitting on the back of the sofa and as I twirled around the corner, she made a leap into my chest.  My arms were extended in front of me, but my eyes were closed so I did not see her making the leap.  As she hit my chest, my arms closed around her and she was where she wanted to be………in my arms dancing before the Lord. 

As I reflected later on what had taken place, I thought about how the Lord must love it when we put our trust in Him to the point we take a leap of faith into the unseen arms that are extended to  us daily……  How He must smile when we snuggle into His lap to rest in Him……How He must take joy in His children as we relax in His arms confident that He will carry us through and keep us close to His Father-heart day in and day out. 

I read once that God’s love is not a fortress designed to keep people out but a hedge of protection around those who trust in Him.   His love invites you to take risks, to reach across the divide and embrace even those things you fear or don’t understand.   We need to give grace and mercy, trust and love to those around us…..This is the first commandment with promise.

You shall love God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and you shall love  your neighbor as yourself. 

Father, may my love and actions speak always of YOUR love . . . . . . . .

Hello World….New Beginning

Recently I have been thinking about something most people don’t think about at all or very rarely.

Death.        I was talking to someone who said they were afraid to die and terrified that they were going too.  They wondered if I could tell them what I thought about  death and I told them I would get back to them.   I really needed to pray about it and not jump in and just give my opinion.

I have been saved a long time and I never think about death as something that is to be afraid of.  When people die, if they are saved, I don’t get all bent out of shape because I really believe they are not dead. Death, to me, is a transition from one life to another.  Like walking through a vail from here to there. . . . . .   I know someone is going to say, “You are crazy and don’t know what you are talking about. Everyone dies and death is dead.”     

Well, it may be to you, but I have actually been there and I wasn’t dead on the other side. I could still see, feel, hear and I was more alive there than here because I did not feel any pain, just peace that I can not explain……love that was so intense that  all I could do was experience it…..I can’t explain it.

I believe in God and I believe that God lives in me. That I am His home here on the earth because the Holy Spirit lives in me.  I believe that death is not the end, but a new beginning for those who truly love and believe in the one true God. We are His creation and it is His breath that keeps us alive in this present world.  In the next one, we don’t have to breath because we are Spirit-beings. . . . . . . . just like Him.      When we leave this earth  and walk through the veil that we must pass through, we will return to our spirit-life if we are born again. 

I heard someone say one time, ‘we are just spirit-beings having a human experience before we go home.’  Sounded good, but what if,  we are human beings designed to have a spiritual experience on earth and we are supposed to make a decision here and learn to live abundantly in obedience to a Spirit Father while on this earth so we can live loving one another in the proper manner there when we walk through the veil???  What if the resurrection of the Son is our guarantee of new life and we miss it because we fail to look for the Father here?  

I know someone is going to say, ‘ that means a lot of people are going to hell if there is only one way.’  BUT what if it is possible for everyone to know the truth that will set them free just by asking??  “Well, who do you ask?”, you ask.  I am glad you asked.    Why not just ask God?  Everyone in the world believes something made this world, or someone made this world. If they don’t then they are already too far gone to get on the right road.  Some One had to begin this old world…. So why not just ask out loud,  “Whoever you are, God or  Nature, reveal TRUTH to me.  Who are you?”   

I believe you will get an answer from the One True God and it is up to you to believe what He tells you. Be still and know He is God and He will answer you.

Death in Him is a new beginning as far as I am concerned.

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