I’ve been reflecting on this year,
What an interesting year. 📆
For me, this year has been filled with things to overcome.
I think it was back in 2020, I had a dream…
Basically, the meaning of this dream was that God was going to take me through a change in my thinking. He was going to give me a “mind makeover”…
Boy, has He this year.
Boy, is He still…
I knew it was coming, and I was like, “Yeah, God! Let’s do this!”
But little did I know just how challenging some of the days and moments would be.
In the dream, I felt like God revealed that there would be some resistance to overcome, but it was going to be okay, it wouldn’t stop what He was wanting to do in me.
You see, it’s like He’s been digging into these places of my mind that need to be renewed,
exposing “distortions” and untruths in His light.
In many ways, walking through this year has felt like taking the smallest baby steps—moment-by-moments…
And at times I have wondered,
if I have gotten anywhere…
And in other ways, as I look back, I see that I must have taken some “leaps” here and there,
Because in many ways, He has taken me so far from where I have been.
It kind of feels like somewhere,
He must have picked me up and carried me from there to here. 💗
You know, He cares SO MUCH about this thing called “relationship”…
And He knew that it would be a journey, a process…
He knew that “relationship” wouldn’t just flourish and happen overnight.
He knew that it might take some time.
But He’s so patient, and kind. 💝
And every moment with us, is worth it to Him.
Relationship with us, is valuable to Him.
Isn’t that amazing?
That He would care that much…about cultivating relationship with each one of us.
I had another dream last year, I won’t share the whole dream, but in the dream Jesus came to me and my sister as little girls.
It was at bedtime, we had been waiting on Jesus to arrive, hoping He would pop in to see us before we went to sleep for the night…
…and He did…
He came in to see us when He finally arrived—and we were so giddy and excited… 💖✨
And in the dream, Jesus reached out to each of us with a sort of gesture…
He reached, He extended each of His hands to us, and we touched His hands…
It felt like a gesture of friendship,
Do You know what moved me so much in the dream?
The tenderness of His hands. 😭💖
Something about the sweetness of that moment with Him in the dream,
and the tenderness of His hands…
it reached me somewhere very deep, beyond what I can even express.
thank You for reaching out to me—to each one of us,
thank You for inviting us into the sweetest relationship with You.
How patient and kind You are…
Thank You for teaching us
what relationship means to You,
and what it means
to have relationship with You in this life. 🌱💗🪴✨☀️
It’s worth it to You. So much, that You died for us…
…that we might get to LIVE this LIFE in tender relationship with You, and with our Heavenly Father…
…and You lead us into life everlasting…
And Lord Jesus,
You are the foundation for all of the other relationships that we are learning to cultivate in this life!
Teach us how to love one another,
lead us in Your gentle, patient, loving way…
Thank You, Lord Jesus. ❤️
“Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any hear my voice and open the door, I will come into their house and eat with them, and they will eat with me.“—Revelation 3:20 GNT
6-10 Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep rustlers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”—John 10:6-10 The Message