Today, I get a little off course for Lent 2018.
I have spent this past week coming together as family to celebrate family.
A mom and dad – a grandma and grandpa who stayed the course in training up their children to follow in the ways of the Lord.
For this couple, they have gone on to eternity – a place that was talked about a lot over the years. They remained steadfast in the Lord until the very end.
There is still much to do to complete the “paperwork” here on earth – but it has all been signed – sealed – delivered in the heavenlies.
I started blogging several years ago not so much for others to read – but to write down my journey with Lord and then to share those words willingly with anyone who would like to read my heart time with the Lord.
I have not regretted one day of my journey in these past 20 years of faithfully following Jesus. I have been allowing the Holy Spirit to chip away at the hardness in my heart – the selfishness that may have crept up in my heart at times – the many layers that needed to be removed so that I could slowly become more and more like my Lord and my Savior, Jesus Christ. He is not finished with me.
Today, I will finish up the last two verses of John 14 – key words – warning words.
I won’t speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this dark world s is coming. But he has no power over me, for he has nothing to use against me. I am doing exactly what the Father destined for me to accomplish, so that the world will discover how much I love my Father. Now come with me.” (TPT)
I am in a grieving process right now. A dear friend perfectly described it to me today:
“It will slowly hit throughout the coming months. Waves.”
Such a beautiful thought – “WAVES”
But when I walk along the shoreline with Jesus and then stepping out into deeper water, the waves will not knock me down. He will keep me up – walking with Him and sometimes even being carried by Him.
Now as both of my parents have gone on to be with the Lord, I hear them also saying those words, “Now come with me.”
This is the way that I must go! This is the way that you should go!
Today, I share a little Southern part of my soul:
Lay all of those burdens down at the Savior’s feet.