RESURRECTION…THE UNTOLD STORY

Nothing Compares to the Presence of God

Its finally here!

What a wonderful revelation of God’s mighty hand at work. This is a must read for anyone desiring to know God more. Salvation is so much more than just knowing Jesus saves! It is so much deeper than quoting scripture.  It is more than going to church sunday morning for an hour to pay your dues! God and his Salvation is a way of life!  Its is a life of worship… not singing a song but being the song… the delight of his heart and the praise of his lips! Not for mans acceptance but acceptable to him alone who created us for eden… to walk and talk with him in the garden of delight! It is an honor and privilege to come hear the Spoken Word reveal the secrets, the mysteries, the wisdom hidden in the Written Word.  There is no other like He who gave his life for us… to show us the way… to crucify our fleshly desires, fleshly thinking, behaving, seeing, hearing, speaking and feeling.  How we can be delivered from all these burdens and set free from the chaos, the war from within and the temptation to sin!  I have nothing but goodness and thanks to God for the freedom he taught me from revealing himself to me.  It is understanding the Truth that sets us free! Not just knowing what the Truth is.

This is a powerful witness to God’s enduring patience with mankind and our ignorance of his Divinity, Holiness and Authority!  And still He Whispers to our hearts, reaches out to us in the midst of the darkness… but fear keeps us from reaching out to Him!

He is good… He can only do good.   Anything else is of the darkness.  Believe and He will reveal His Truth of all that He is in us and through us as we were created for Him… to fellowship, to commune and to walk with Him in heaven and earth… above the natural realm of the physical and into the spirit… the unseen… hidden within what is seen! Take time… make time to dive into the mind of God and the heart of God… the Why? He does what He does and works in ways we do not comprehend.

Enjoy and delight in the Truth, be Resurrected and Raptured into the Kingdom of Heaven and never be the same again!

CREATED FOR EDEN

We are Created For His Delight and His Joy… How much more should we delight and enjoy him with our life…

20170616_182334I AM SO DELIGHTED TO FINALLY OPEN CREATED FOR EDEN.  THE LORD IS BLESSING ME BEYOND MY HOPES AND DREAMS.  HE IS DOING ALL THE WORK HEDGING ME IN SO THE ENEMY CANNOT INTERFERE.   THE HOLY SPIRIT IS POURING OUT THAT DOUBLE ANOINTING TO KEEP ME GOING, PROGRESSING DEEPER INTO THE UNKNOWN.  I LOVE WHEN HE TAKES OVER AND DOES ALL THE WORK.

AS MY DREAMS COME TRUE … ALL I DESIRE TO DO IS BLESS OTHERS.  HE IS SO GOOD, SO FAITHFUL.  AND STILL THROUGH IT ALL… I STILL CRY OUT ALL I WANT IS MORE OF YOU… TO WORSHIP YOU WITH MY LIFE. 

I ONLY DESIRE TO DRAW CLOSER TO HIM AND TO KNOW HIM MORE. THE MORE I SEE HIM WORKING IN ME AND THROUGH ME THE MORE I WANT TO STEP OUT INTO THE UNKNOWN AND DISCOVER HOW GREAT HE IS.  I WANT TO SEE ALL THE WONDERS OF WHAT HE CAN DO…  DESPITE MY INABILITES.  THE MORE I LET GO THE MORE HE TAKES OVER.  I AM HUMBLED BY HIS GOODNESS AND HIS GLORY.

I KNOW I AM BLESSED EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY WHEN PEOPLE STOP IN BEFORE I AM EVEN OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  HE IS DRAWING THE MASSES TO HIS BUSINESS… KINGDOM BUSINESS.  HOW GREAT IS HE THAT HE DRAWS ALL PEOPLE TO HIMSELF… SO I WANT TO BE WHERE HE IS AND THEN I WILL ENJOY ALL THAT COMES HIS WAY.  I AM BLESSED BY ASSOCIATION JUST AS ONE CAN BE GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION. I CHOOSE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE BLESSING RATHER THAN THE CURSED.

HE HAS TURNED ALL THE DAYS OF DARKNESS TO LIGHT.  MY PAST IS NO LONGER A STUMBLING BLOCK AND I AM FREE TO BE ALL HE CREATED ME TO BE.  THE ONLY THING HE ASKS OF ME IS TO TRUST HIM.

WHAT MAN INTERPRETS FROM THE WORD IS NOT ALWAYS IN LINE WITH GOD’S SPOKEN WORD.  I AM LIVING EVIDENCE OF THE SPOKEN WORD.  THE WRITTEN WORD IS BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT, ALWAYS GOOD WHEN INTERPRETED BY THE SPIRIT AND NOT THE FLESH.

SO I WILL CHOOSE TO LEAVE THE INTERPRETATIONS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.  HE CAN REVEAL THE TRUTH TO ME FOR EACH AND EVERY SITUATION THAT I ENCOUNTER.  I HAVE FOUND WHAT HE TELLS OTHERS TO DO OR NOT DO… HE TELLS ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT JUST TO TEST MY OBEDIENCE.  THIS ONCE WAS A WAR WITHIN ME AS I STOOD MY GROUND AND FOUGHT THE SPOKEN WORD WITH THE WRITTEN WORD.  AS THOUGH I COULD WIN… I FOUND MYSELF IN JACOBS SITUATION WRESTLING WITH THE GOD!  NEEDLESS TO SAY I DID NOT COME OUT THE VICTOR NOR UNSCATHED!   THIS WAR WAS WELL WORTH THE DISCIPLINE.  A LESSON I WILL TREASURE; DEAREST TO MY HEART!

SO MY SURRENDER PRODUCED A WORLD OF SPIRITUAL GOOD IN MY NATURAL WORLD.  THOSE UNSEEN BATTLES BECAME THE VERY STEPPING STONES TO GET ME WHERE I WANTED TO BE… CLOSER TO GOD.   I WANT TO KNOW HIM FOR WHO HE IS.  ALL THAT HE IS.  THIS BUSINESS IS NOT MY OWN.  IT IS HIM DESIRING TO USE MY “TALENTS”  HE HAS GIVING ME.  HE HAS GIVEN ME MANY… MORE THAN 5!   I WANT TO BE A GOOD STEWARD OF THEM ALL AND PRODUCE A TRIPLE HARVEST NOT JUST A DOUBLE ONE.

I ONCE BURIED ALL MY “TALENTS”  MY EARTHLY “father” AND EARTHLY “husband”  REJECTED ALL MY TALENTS.  THEY FORCED ME TO BE SOMETHING I WAS NOT CREATED TO BE AND IT KILLED ME.  DYING A LITTLE MORE EACH DAY I COULD NOT BE WHO “I AM”.  CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE. I AM MADE TO CREATE BEAUTY ALL AROUND ME.  I HAVE THE TALENTS TO RECYCLE AND REUSE OR REPURPOSE THINGS THAT OTHERS THROW AWAY.  REVEALS A SPIRITUAL TEACHING HERE AND THERE AS MAN THROWS AWAY THE VERY THINGS GOD DESIRES TO USE FOR HIS GLORY.

SO ALSO WHEN MAN THREW ME OUT GOD FOUND ME AND RECYCLED ME THE SAME WAY.  “I AM” A NEW CREATION!   ONCE SHATTERED AND PULVERIZED TO DUST, GOD CAME ALONG SPIT ON THE DUST AND MADE ME BETTER! HE CREATED ME TO PLEASE HIM… TO WORSHIP HIM WITH THE NEW LIFE HE GAVE ME.  NOT ONLY BREATHING LIFE INTO ME BUT LIKE A WONDERFUL AMAZING COMPUTER PROGRAMMER HE PUT ONLY GOOD INFORMATION INTO MY MIND AND HEART… AND HIS HARD DRIVE NEVER  CRASHES. HE HAS BECOME MY EPPICENTER.  ALL THINGS REVOLVE AROUND HIM.

I AM AMAZED HOW HE HAS POSSESSED ME FOR HIMSELF…  I WILLINGLY SURRENDER… GIVING MYSELF TO HIM COMPLETELY.  I ONCE GAVE MSELF TO  MAN AND THEY DESTROYED ME AND THREW ME AWAY. ONE WOULD THINK I WOULD BE FEARFUL TO GIVEMYSELF AWAY AGAIN… BUT THAT IS THE GLORY OF BEING REPROGRAMED BY THE MASTER!   ALL THINGS ARE GOOD IN HIS HANDS. I SEE WHAT HE SEES. I HEAR WHAT HE SAYS. I HAVE HIS THOUGHTS PROGRAMMED INTO MY MEMORY BANK AND I CAN ONLY SPEAK WHAT HE HAS “INPUT” INTO MY MOUTH.  MY HEART IS FULL OF HIM… SO ALL THAT COMES OUT IS PERFECTED LOVE.  HE DIRECTS MY HANDS TO DO HIS WILL AND MY FEET TO TAKE HIM WHERE HE WANTS TO GO.  I OFFER NO RESISTANCE… RATHER I ENJOY THE WALK WITH HIM AS HE TALKS TO ME AND IMPUTS MORE OF HIS AMZING GRACE IN ME.

THIS KINGDOM BUSINESS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO THE MASSES… TO LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED.   WHAT JOY WHAT BLESSINGS COME TO THOSE WHO OBEY THE VOICE OF GOD.  HAD I NOT TAKEN THAT FIRST STEP OUT OF SLAVERY AND BONDAGE I WOULD STILL BE LIVING IN “EGYPT”… OR DEAD…  FOREVER LOST IN THE DARKNESS AND TORMENT OF ETERNAL HELL!

I GIVE ALL THE GLORY TO GOD…  HE ALONE IS WORTHY OF ALL MY PRAISES.  HE ALONE IS WORTHY OF ALL MY WORSHP. HE ALONE IS WORTHY OF MY LIFE, MY TIME, MY TALENTS.  SO HE GETS PRIORITY… OVER EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD, EVERYTHING IN ME BELONGS TO HIM.  AFTERALL HE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR THE HEAP OF TRASH I ONCE WAS… CREATED BY MAN.   GOD TOOK IT; RECYCLED IT MADE IT BEAUTIFUL THAT NO ONE RECOGNIZES WHO I AM.

PERFECTED BY HIS HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS; SHINING LIKE A ROYAL DIADEM  IN HIS CROWN. I RADIATE HIS LIGHT AND LOVE EVERYWHERE HE TAKES ME.  I AM OVERJOYED THAT HE DESIRES TO USE ME… TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO THOSE ON THE EARTH WHO CAN NOT SEE HE DWELLS AMONG US… HE DESIRES TO DWELL IN US AND THROUGH US.  HE IS MY GOD… THE JOY OF MY LIFE, THE DELIGHT OF MY HEART.

RESURRECTION…THE UNTOLD STORY

Nothing Compares to the Presence of God

Its finally here!

What a wonderful revelation of God’s mighty hand at work. This is a must read for anyone desiring to know God more. Salvation is so much more than just knowing Jesus saves! It is so much deeper than quoting scripture.  It is more than going to church sunday morning for an hour to pay your dues! God and his Salvation is a way of life!  Its is a life of worship… not singing a song but being the song… the delight of his heart and the praise of his lips! Not for mans acceptance but acceptable to him alone who created us for eden… to walk and talk with him in the garden of delight! It is an honor and privilege to come hear the Spoken Word reveal the secrets, the mysteries, the wisdom hidden in the Written Word.  There is no other like He who gave his life for us… to show us the way… to crucify our fleshly desires, fleshly thinking, behaving, seeing, hearing, speaking and feeling.  How we can be delivered from all these burdens and set free from the chaos, the war from within and the temptation to sin!  I have nothing but goodness and thanks to God for the freedom he taught me from revealing himself to me.  It is understanding the Truth that sets us free! Not just knowing what the Truth is.

This is a powerful witness to God’s enduring patience with mankind and our ignorance of his Divinity, Holiness and Authority!  And still He Whispers to our hearts, reaches out to us in the midst of the darkness… but fear keeps us from reaching out to Him!

He is good… He can only do good.   Anything else is of the darkness.  Believe and He will reveal His Truth of all that He is in us and through us as we were created for Him… to fellowship, to commune and to walk with Him in heaven and earth… above the natural realm of the physical and into the spirit… the unseen… hidden within what is seen! Take time… make time to dive into the mind of God and the heart of God… the Why? He does what He does and works in ways we do not comprehend.

Enjoy and delight in the Truth, be Resurrected and Raptured into the Kingdom of Heaven and never be the same again!

Here I Am

Here I Am

My journey out into the unknown has proven to be a journey into the presence of my God and all his wonders and goodness stored up for me. Who could imagine… following the Spirit… not knowing where He is leading would take me up the backside of the Mountain of God. A path not well traveled… overgrown from lack of use. 

It is here I found just how determined I am to be nearer to my God.  I was not good enough for man… I was not accepted nor allowed to enter in to learn the way of righteousness.  I was given the bare necessities to say…I’m a “christian”.   No victory over sin, under oppression of evil everyday of my so called life that was no life but a daily death to me.

It was the stranger who pulled me aside in secret and showed me a secret pathway to the top of the Mountian.  Man is not aware of this path, it  is a hidden doorway veiled from man’s eyes. Only the Spirit can reveal its opening.

He saw my… hunger and determination as man kept stopping me from ascending the Mounian of God. The more they tried to stop me the more determined I became to find my way up … by night if necessary to steal away in the midnight hours when man is sleeping and not keeping watch.

They always caught me in the daylight and forced me back down the Mountain. My resistance made them more determined to keep me from even entering the garden.   They put guards at every gate so I could not even enjoy sitting in the garden.

The Spirit, dressed in human form was an older man who appeared to me out of no where. He only put his finger to his lips to say shshsh and motioned me to follow him.  In ignorance I followed without thinking any evil of him.

Once in the garden he whispered,  There is a way to the top of the mountain if you really want to ascend to worship God.    I confessed they will not allow me to go up… I am a woman and unclean.

Smiling, he  replys, they don’t know the way that is why they do not want you to go up.  They can not find their way so they hinder anyone from going up where they cannot go.   They do not want to take the chance of someone finding out they are ignorant of the way.  They become a laughing stock to the world.  There is a secret path they know not of… the backside of the mountain out of view from the public eye.   What they do is for men to see so they can boast.   This is why they cannot find they way.

As I agreed to follow him he began walking stealthily upward. I was eager to follow even though it was rocky and steep.   The thick brush and fallen trees hindered my ability to keep up. Avoiding tree branches, thornbushes and large boulders I kept following.   It was only when I slipped on loose rocks I almost fell backward down the Mountain.   I do not know how but the man had grabbed me and kept me from falling.  My eyes caught his… the look in his eyes made me to know he would not leave me behind.

This man, a stranger, was so kind and gracious, unlike those men guarding the Mountain. He saw my weakness…exhausted from the hardship. He helped me to a clearing and made me to sit under a tree on a large flat rock.  He gave me a drink from where he got the water I do not know.  I gulped it down.

He spoke kindly to me while I rested. He encouraged me to endure for it would be well worth the hardship.  He rose from the rock, reached for my hand, looking into his eyes I reached for him and he pulled me to my feet. I felt his strength and it empowered me to go on.  We climbed upward still higher.  The air thinner the vegetation sparse and not as difficult. I could feel the difference within me.   He suddenly stopped and turned to me.  I looked up from the path and waited for him to speak.   He only said, from here on you can go on your own. No one will stop you.  The way is clear and plain to see. Go, do what you came to do.  Do what your heart desires, stay as long as you want.  No one will interfere, no one will stop you or hurt you from here on.

I thanked the man and asked how I could repay him for his kindness.  He replied, you already have repaid me by allowing me to lead you to God.   I began to climb upward toward the top top feeling the anticipation of being free to ascend and worship God with all my heart soul and body.

At last, I stand victorious on the top of the Mountain.  I begin to worship, being thankful for the man God sent to help me find the way, to the place I long to be…here in your presence, unhindered, unbothered by the world… to pour out my heart, my love and my gratitude… for calling me up to Yourself.

You reveal Yourself to me and I am changed… how can I ever go back? How can I ever descend again into the valley below… its not where I belong,  I belong here with You.  My desire is to be with you forever and forever. I give my life to You…have Your way… Do Your Will.

Possess me completely to walk upon the earth… to see, to hear, to speak, to know and feel, to do whatever You desire to do… to reveal Yourself, Your Presence to whom so ever will hear Your voice and heed Your Word. I give myself to you… use me as long as You desire. I only ask that You allow me to watch and learn from You so I can be like You.

Here I am… You called, I came.  I am at Your beckoning call. Ask anything and I will say Yes.  Even when I have no idea what I am doing… I say Yes to You… because I now know it is not I but You in me doing the work. You only ask to use this body of mine that You created for Your Glory, Honor and Praise… to revealed Yourself on the earth. I say yes… because You revealed Yourself to me… and I desire all to know You as I do.

Living to Worship

To bring Him joy is what I am created for…He is my delight. I will worship him with my life not just in a song but everything I do and say… everything I think and feel… Just to see him smile; just to hear him laugh again.

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In the midst of my day I find myself welling up with tears for no reason but that I love my Savior. He is so good to me.  Everything I do; I do it for Him.  My Life’s work is to worship Him in everything I do, because He loves me… Because I love Him; because I enjoy seeing His beautiful smile on His face when He is pleased with me.  I love to hear him laugh it makes my heart leap within; I can hardly stand myself.  While driving delighting myself in singing to my Savior, My Father, My Teacher; the Spirit over takes me and I had to pull over and write these Words I hear in my spirit.

Your Words to me woo me ever nearer.  Words of Love captivate my soul.

I was made for You; for Your Glory; to worship You; to praise You; to honor You.  I was created for this alone, to bring you delight; to see you smile.

You are my breath of life; You breath and I live. You speak to me and it takes my breath away… again.

You hold my heart in the Your tender hands; gently, softly You build me up.  I shine because of You. You are my light, my delight, the joy of my life.

Who can love me like You do? Taken by love; I am free to be… all Yours.  My heart longs for You. Your presence is what I desire.

You call my name, and I am undone! You open my heart, to receive all of You. You are all that I want ; all I need.  Come to me; take me away with You; to where You are.

Teach me love; perfect Love; Your kind of love. Love that is free; free to give it all; to surrender it all; to the one I love. There is no other for me.

Take  Take my life if You will not stay with me. I can not live without You. I can not breathe without You.

I hang on Your Spoken Word. It is Life to me. I hear Your voice speak to me; speak and I will live. Speak and I will come running!

Waiting… waiting for You to just say the Word, and I am there with You. I belong with You, It is where I wanna be, I it is where I wanna stay.

Forever…

Forever…

Forever…

Amen.

 

Shhh!

Can you hear his voice whispering to you? Can you feel his presence all round you? Be still… Listen… Wait… He is there… waiting for you…

20160310_091327Shhh! Can you hear it?

Be still a while.  In the silence can you feel it? 

Shhh!  Close your eyes, cast out every thought.

  Step outside yourself.  Rid your flesh of any power.  Take captive your soul.  Give no room to distractions.

Shhh!  Can you hear it?   The faint whisper, of a voice? 

The whisper of the wind maybe?   Perhaps, the whisper of music that arises from the nothingness.   That whisper… can it be the voice from within… crying out… but unheard.

  What is it saying? Can you hear it?  Though faint at first the longer the silence remains the louder the voice becomes, the clearer it becomes.

   Shhh!   Do not speak a word,  only listen,  write what you hear, be specific; be clear. Can you hear it? 

What is it saying to you?  Be still and linger a little longer.  Can you feel it? Deep within who you are… can you feel it.  The stirring of the Spirit calling your name. 

ShhhJust wait… be still and wait a little longer

Now let go.  LET IT ALL GO!   Do you feel itIt’s called freedom!   Let the Spirit take you away.  Let the Spirit rapture you away out of this world and into his.

ShhhNo longerLet it all out! Shout his praises! Shout his glory! Shout he is worthy!

Sing for Joy! Sing for the Lord! Sing in the Spirit! Dance in the Spirit! Walk in the Spirit!

For the soul can no longer be silent in the presence of the Lord. The soul is caught up in his glory who can resist.

Set it free.  Do not hold it back.  Never let it rest. When it cries out heed its voice. Do not stop the Spirit.  Let nothing stand in the way.  Do today what you want to do in his presence.  Do today what you want to do for ever.  Just do it… no hindrances, no barriers, no walls, just wide open space to be free, to be limitless… to just be… his delight.

Paradise; the Garden of Delighting

In all of our getting, pursuing, seeking… let us not forget… There is a place we must find; attain before our last day. A place where we find rest for our souls and delight in the Garden called Eden…

decoupageThe more I read the Word the more I find my life following the same path from Genesis to Revelations and back again to its beginning.  I do not know how he does it but God is always at work and when I think I am falling behind… he shows me I am right where I am suppose to be. There are no coincidences with God… He knows what we need each and every moment of every day and night. 

I felt very hungry and thirsty but not physically. My soul was longing for more… more of what I was not sure.  My daily communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit seem to engulf my whole being and I do not realize the day has passed without me even taking notice to the time of day.  His Written Word is being Spoken to me… revealed face to face.  I forget I am here among the natural world.  I find myself being raptured up into his presence only realizing it when I am raptured back to this physical world. 

It is not as pleasant as one would think.  Being with Him… wherever he is… and then coming back to the natural realm is like going from the palace life to the pig farm.  I can not even compare it to prison because prison today is not like the prison I know.  I have been in a prison all my life… until I died.

  I can not compare the prison of this world to the prison of death.  Its hold is suffocating like a boa constrictor that slowly kills as though it enjoys the suffering of its victim.  This world and all its limits, prohibitions from our physical flesh to our soul… a prison no one wants to know.  Yet many spend there whole life there; in darkness, emptiness.

The only difference between here and there is you still have HOPE in this place… that God’s mercy and grace can be shown to you.  Over there… on the dark side of death, you lose all hope because hope no longer exist; all hope is gone in an instant, the twinkling of an eye it vanishes like breathing your last breath. 

I do not know why?  I can not reason it out… though I have asked the Father many times…why me?  Why did he enter into deaths deep, dark chambers and choose to search me out and pluck me up out of its hands… its iron bars… its chains that held me fast.  I may never fully understand why?  I am only utterly grateful.  I am bowed over in humility knowing I do not deserve such mercy, such kindness and such love.

   I cannot explain the length of time I was gone.  There is no time in death or in “heaven”.  Dark is always dark and Light is always light. I have seen both sides. My advice… don’t play in the darkness; you may find yourself lost and unable to find your way back out.   Every little sinful word, thought or deed takes you one more step deeper, descending into a downward spiral, like a vortex of a black hole.  A place no one returns from.

   Now that I know… the LIGHT is TRUTH and the TRUTH is the WORD and the WORD is GOD, I am in Awe and wonder.  It is not the Written Word that saves us but the Spoken Word… What I mean is… it is not just reading the Word that saves a soul.  No!   It is when God’s Spirit interprets what God means when he says… It Is Written!  

We have this funny corrupt way of interpreting God’s Perfect Word to mean what we want it to mean in our own understanding, experiences and environment. How else could we get so many people  “denominations” translating scripture to mean something God never intended. So what does man do?  He “revises” the Word of God.  He makes it say what will ease his conscience and make him feel good about who he is… in and of himself. They divide the WORD!

  I am nothing of the sort.  I once demanded my rights… declaring YOU SAID…!   It did not take the words to finish coming forth from my lips and The Voice of God thundered!   Will “I” demand my rights or His will to be done!   My heart stopped beating… again, I died!

   Who can die twice and be revived?   Who can be shown mercy twice and live to tell the story?   I do not know why he gives me such grace and mercy… but to reveal the TRUTH to me.  I am still here… he keeps sending me back… to tell others the TRUTH. 

  I write every day what he speaks to me. There are times he allows me to share what he speaks and others are shut up in my journal.  I cannot remember the half of what he taught me.   But somehow in the midst of conversing with others… my mouth has a voice of its own, the Holy Spirit takes over and I stand back in Awe; in amazement as I watch and listen to the Words coming out of my mouth without my brain being attached to it. 

  I admit… I am possess by the Spirit of the Living God.  I am not ashamed.  I can not hide it… He reveals himself when he feels like it and I will not hinder him or shove him back in into the box of my heart or mind; His Tabernacle.  I emptied my attic (mind) the Holy Place now, and the basement (heart) the Most Holy place… of everything! 

  I buried what I crucified, and the excess flesh circumcised that was getting in the way of the Light.  Like taking down the curtains from the windows of my mind and heart to let the sun shine in.   It is exhilarating… like being on the beach… the water; rushing over me and the sunlight  warming a cold ground ,the soil of the heart; life giving… from winter to spring.

  I am alive!  I am the seed he planted and I am growing ever higher and higher to the heights of  heaven where he dwells.  Perhaps he will be able to reach out and pluck fruit from my branches and eat of its fruit.  After all the  “Owner” should be the first to  eat the first of what he has sown.

  I give him all the fruit; the whole tree dedicated to the Lord… not just the tithe.  I will keep nothing for myself. It is enough to see the look on his face as he enjoys the fruit of his labors.  I am honored; privileged to see the look on his face and enjoy his presence.  He makes me want to shine brighter, grow higher and multiply more and more fruit… just because I can see his face light up… I can see him smile and say… that’s good; that is really good.

  I cry… for joy that floods my soul.  I cry… that all may know him as I do.  “We” are created for Eden… to delight in him and He in us… to walk and talk with him in the cool of the day; to allow him to be the Light of our Life, the Joy of our Heart.  What more could anyone want?  What more could we desire?  Anything else is natural flesh; it is sin; it is an idol that has no place in his temple.

  Come into the garden; taste and see how sweet it is to “know” the Lord; our God; our Savior.