May we think before we speak, and may our words be like water to our neighbor’s dehydrated roots.
As I scroll through Facebook at finger-swiping speed on my iPad, and glance at articles of information flying by, I stop to realize that I have misread a piece of info COMPLETELY wrong. I then, scan my eyes over the short write-up to make sure I am grasping the Facebook post correctly.
Me: “I have noticed that when I quickly scan through a short online post, I am not reading the same words that were originally typed. It’s like they get twisted into something else when I don’t really care to take the time reading.”
God: “Have you not glanced at people in the same way and misread them? Too quick of a look and you judge their character wrong.”
Me: “What should I do?”
God: “Get to know them. Truly read them.”
Me: “Read them?”
God: “How do you read a book that you want to spend time getting to know its story?”
Me: “I study the cover and its summary to find hidden storylines that give hint to what’s inside the book and then I read its contents to verify the cover.”
God: “And you do guess right by what you saw on the cover?”
Me: “…not always. At times, I have been assuming the opposite of what the truth really is but with people…I have been wrong about them on many occasions.”
God: “What’re you going to do about it?”
Me: “Well, I know Someone with x-ray vision Who is willing and able to see through fleshly covers and dive deep into the pages of people’s characters.”
End thought: “Put on your ‘Jesus X-ray glasses’ and see deeper than the cover…the Facebook post…and other social media outlets.”
God: Don’t throw your pearls before swine
Me: Can Christians still be pigs? Cause I believe I’ve seen a few.
God: They’ve been freed from the pigpen but some do not know how to live differently…and they still yearn for the muddy mess.
Don’t fall for the sinking mud pits…there are fresh pastures to explore.
Me: What of the pork chops that wander too far past the pasture?
God: They are no longer swine but transformed with knowing Me and they can never go too far with Me. Walk deeper and I will walk with you deeper still.
Me: I guess, I’m thinking about the “religious” piggies who totally wig out on info of You but continually run into a wall and can’t see past it.
God: Ah, that is the brother of the old pig pen. It looks nice and clean and when one compares it to the old pigsty, it looks like heaven…and that’s just what the blind thinks it is. They feel secure within its fencing and everything seems in order…but there is no life…just a detour that takes lost souls off their free range. They continually run into the fencing but never understand that they are trapped.
Me: Huh, thank you for this convo.
God: You’re welcome piggy.
Me: Hey! I thought I was transformed by You!
God: Yes, but remember from where you came…there were times when you didn’t want to leave the pigsty and moments where you were trapped in the delusion of the clean pen. Remember where you were, remember how I saved you, and help others to know.
“I cannot go on like this,” said the girl, overwhelmed by life itself.
God: Trust…in Me. Take day by day for life is full of sorrows by waiting and yearning for tomorrow. When people drain you, do not wallow in your dehydration. I am the living water; I will fill you up.
When people suck the air out of you, I will breathe into the breath of life. When people are like a storm threatening to break and beat you down, remember that you are built upon the rock. Do not let the enemy deceive you into believing you are built upon the sand!
Take off your spectacles for I have already given you sight…do not believe that you must earn all my blessings. I am not like people around you. I give freely…you just have to open your present and don’t let the enemy steal it from you.
Do not fear in what you may lose, but hope in what you will gain.
Inadequacy is a lie. You are made perfect in the Greatest Sacrifice. I will call you accordingly to how I made you. Do you not believe that your interests are important to Me? Far from it! I love you and I will use you…use you in your uniqueness. Trust in Me.
Side note: You may talk to God about the pebble in your shoe, and He will address the rocky area where you traveled. He knows what you’ve been through…what you’re going through. The pebble will become heavier the longer you hold onto it.
Take time to speak to God…go for a walk by a stream and skip rocks across the water (throw your pebble out while you’re at it!).
Do you remember the strange dreams that come at night? The real crazy ones that are sometimes the hardest to remember by morning?
Well, I cannot forget the two that I’ve had in the span of 7 months…
I was in my house when someone was knocking at the front door. I did not answer it for I was too overwhelmed. Why? Because I was filled with such a peace that I had never known before. I had no doubts, worries of life, and no fear but that of a kind that God can only instill.
The man had a beard and shoulder-length brown hair. He had piercing eyes that saw me through the walls of the house and into my room where I was huddled in a corner.
Since I did not answer the front door, the man headed to the back door and knocked again. Sadly, I was still frozen with the powerful feelings inside me. Oh, and what feelings they were! I have had a taste of this peace at the times when I have been on the mountain of life with God (where everything is clear and trusting The Lord comes with ease). Though, this peace was 1,000 times more intense. I look forward to having this feeling again in heaven. ☺️
Have you guessed who this man is? Yes, it is Jesus. 🙂 Though, He was not alone… Jesus had a full-grown horse and a colt. Yes, the older horse looked sturdy and reliable with saddle and reigns (my old life), but the colt was young and free (which represents a new life). Jesus was offering me new life.
But then I woke up.
My thoughts crashed into each other when I awoke from this glorious dream. God translated what the objects meant but not what it was supposed to mean to me. I was frustrated at my “dream-self” for not answering the front door or, at least, the back door! After thanking God for the experience, I demanded an answer from Him for what I saw! Was I not following God in the new life that He has given me?! Did the colt represent a new life being physically healed from my ailments? I did not know…and I did not get my answer until I had a different dream around 7 months later…..WHICH I will talk about in my next blog post.
God picks out different teachings to speak to me every time that I write or tell the story of my dream. So I may update my posts or write new ones talking about diverse revelations that He gives me.
Here are song lyrics from “Mercy Me” that fit how I felt in my dream:
I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus?
Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing, Hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine