Today I woke to wonderfully pleasant weather and decided to water the garden and yard. While my sprinkler fanned water over my lovely yard, I sat down outside, cup of coffee and Bible in hand to complete my tonight’s Bible study lessons. All week I had things lost in the past popping up in my mind and right behind it how many of those things have been restored & I have been blessed with even better or More. I went thru sorrow, regret, gratefulness, Joy, and once again the Holy Spirit tapping me saying, ” Seek God with all your heart and get focused on the ministry He has given you! In this all your hearts desires will be given unto you.” One of those is for this site to plant seeds in the garden of the readers hearts that will bear an abundant harvest of Love, Joy, Restoration, and Renewal within them too. Second is to finish my 2nd book God told me to write a little over 5 years ago! I have been doing what back in the day they called ” Half Steppin’ “. As I type that confession my heart grieves & jumps with Joy as I hear, ” I love you regardless, just Love me back and stop half steppin’ & get with it! You Can Do It ! “ At that I have to laugh as one of the things that popped in my head this week was, I have so much to accomplish and time is just zipping by. How am I to do all I feel called to do? Which includes attending a congregation outside of my own ministry. Since the majority of my ministry is all online and via conference calls I don’t have much actual interaction with people. It’s not that ” I ” feel like I am missing anything as far as “church”. We the people are the actual church and where there are 2 or more in any form that is church. Smile And Praise God I have church almost daily with someone. It is my questioning myself am I becoming to reclusive? And I do enjoy attending worship with others. Part of my other question is where to go to worship. I Love all mankind. All the various cultures, ways of worship, and do not believe God’s house should be divided. I believe that was all mankind’s plan, not God’s. As His word says, A house divided cannot stand. I am solid in my beliefs.. it’s Me and JC. So it is not like I will be led astray. Lord knows, I checked out all the various seeds within my heart and Yeshua is my Lord. It was Yeshua who reminded me; It was Sufi/Sunni Islam that brought you to Me. And that We are not called to judge, just to Love and Let His Light shine. The is The Way, The Light of Life. Of course mankind too often believes one faith – their faith is the only faith & they want you to join and get involved in just that congregation. I have problems with that. Jesus interacted with All mankind, all sorts of believers and Non believers giving the same Love to all. And truth is: I enjoy doing what I call “church hopping” (replacement of bar hopping. LOL ) Attending all faiths places of congregation, enjoying the cultures, and sharing The Word. Like Jesus did. Discussing and sharing how relationships are built. How His seeds of Love are planted. How Peace is cultivated. After all the truth of His love is found in All Faiths, All mankind. Sharing truth that God created All mankind in His image, breathed into us His Spirit, and planted the seeds of Love within the gardens of the hearts of his all children can’t be disputed. God said He did just that. His blood runs the same in All of us. It is only our Choices that create differences – divisions….. that was not God’s plan. Which is the point of my site. To bring to light we need to focus less on someone’s choices and passing judgment on those choices and instead just share the light and seeds of Love and let that Love do it’s perfect work. The how a person is led to Return to God is Not our place. Our place is just to Love and share this truth. Then like God said in Joel 2 :
God says, ” Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart…I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm[b]—
my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know that I am the Lord your God,
and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
He is telling us, Return to Him and he will restore all you’ve lost over the years while choosing Not to walk with Him. He is letting us know how His Love is complete and when we walk in the righteousness and attributes of Love planted within us His Order is restored and how His Kingdom will grow and flourish bearing good fruit on Earth as in Heaven if we will just Return to Him and Let Him led us in The Way of Love. In this All Joy, Love, Mercy, and even Stuff is restored to us. For the most part this is what my 2nd book is about the Seeds and Weeds of Life, the consequences, and how even our mess can become a message. How even when we think our garden is desolate and a dry bed it can be restored…if we Choose to water those seeds with the Word and way of Love. I can sure enough testify to that and more. And if you read His Word in any faith you will see how seeking Him and His walk of Love provides. Couple of examples: Job & David.
On that note I will end with a God thing that happened while I was outside this morning. As I watered my yard, God was watering me. My neighbor had asked if I was going to church around 9 am, I responded I am undecided. I asked God to advise me. And at 10:15 am the Holy Spirit tapped me and said “get up, get ready and go to the Potter’s house you attended a couple of weeks ago” I said, what? it started at 10 am, I am too late.” Again I heard, ” get up, get ready, and go”. I knew not to argue, so I did and on the drive there I even thought of going to a different church that started at 11:30 since it was now 10:40, so I turned to go there. Yes, I decided to argue a little bit. The Spirit tapped me real hard, “Turn Around & go to Potters house” So I did, slipping in right at 11 am and the offering. Then to my pleasant surprise I was just in time for one song of praise and the sermon on the above verses in Joel 2. Which was Right ON Time and all about God restoring what you’ve lost and then some! The pastor had only planned to read 2 verses and instead read beyond that in which he intended, revealing words that spoke right to Me: verses 28-29 And afterward, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” This brought tears to my eyes. You see it was in visions and dreams God revealed His purpose and my ministry to me. And for last month He has been showing me the pastors sermon verses on how much He has restored in my life, my kids lives, and even my grandkids & that there is more to come. Things at one point I would have said would never happen. Along with tap, tap, tapping on those verses reminding me of my visions and dreams. So you see I got many answers by Just being Obedient when the Holy Spirit said, Get up and Go! smile So you see I just had to share this with you too in hopes it just might do some tap, tap, tappin’ on you too!