This is what I was trying to say in my post Becoming Fit For God’s Army
I have come across a few posts here on Word press of people talking about how we as a culture have lost our childlike qualities as human beings. One person wrote how she hates what comes with being an adult. As we leave childhood we are made to think that all the things of being a child are useless and futile in the adult realm, but after you have been grown up awhile we see that being a child wasn’t so bad after all.
It’s the memories of having a carefree existence that we long for. No responsibilities, dead lines, bills, mortgage, car repairs, houses to clean, kids to feed, laundry to do, lawns to mow, etc… These are the things of the WORLD that Jesus was talking about that we aren’t suppose to carry. The future can be a big load to carry if we choose to. This is why Jesus has told us to live only for Today. The cares of tomorrow bring with it, it’s own trouble. Matthew 6: 25-34,
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We can still function as we need to in the earthly realm while still having a childlike heart. From what I have been experiencing lately, I am learning that remembering what made me happy growing up can be replayed in my life and give me that same fulfillment. This began with my dream I had with Jesus. The movie Romeo and Juliet was in my dream with Him. I watched it the next day and remembered how I fell in love with it when I was 14. It took me back to that place in my heart. It felt good. So then I started remembering some music I used to like from Enigma and Kate Bush. The Enigma music with the Gregorian chants is what I liked. This led me to the native american chant song Yeha Noha. Which is my favorite song now because it speaks love to me. I have been researching the songs I liked back then and have found that they all have something in common, LOVE. Could it be that we hate being adults because we are really missing real love in our lives? As we age we forget what real love, real enjoyment truly is. We are brainwashed by society to be fake til we make it. All this fakeness is robbing us of our true identity!
If you are longing for a more fulfilled life go back to your innocence, what ever that is for you. For me it has been this music. I have never felt closer to Jesus except for when I got saved for real. In order to come to Jesus we do have to become like a child. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18:3. Open your heart, let it melt into His. Remember who you were, who you still are. Who God created you to be. This is your authentic self screaming to come out of the dark. Like Rob Thomas says in this song, Let it Go…
I watched this movie in March 2013 on T.V. I didn’t know God would speak to me all through the beginning of this series. Only in the beginning did He speak. The middle and end I didn’t get anything, but I want to share what came to me from the start. The movie is The Bible come to life. So it begins with the beginning of the Bible naturally. What I’m going to write are short sentences that were spoken to me while watching the movie. Like what I saw translated to what God was saying to me. The beginning is what was said in the movie and I will differentiate it. This is meant to encourage you, it encourages me when I am down.
From the movie: The Bible
God restores humanity to Himself.
The stories define who we are.
ONE Father in Heaven
ONE teacher and He is Jesus Christ
Choices we make, how we live, how we love, how we struggle and overcome.
Here is what came to me while watching The Bible:
When God speaks and gives promises BELIEVE or you will delay your blessing or you may not even get it.
NEVER tell God NO, do not be disobedient, OBEY, never be displeased with what God provides. [ This came to me when Lot’s wife was being displeased with what Abraham was telling them.]
FAITH in what you can not see.
NEVER go against what you know God is telling you to do.
DO NOT come up with your own solutions. FOLLOW GOD ONLY even when it looks like He isn’t working. [ Again watching the story of Lot and his wife].
TRUST IN GOD IN ALL THINGS YOU DO!
GOD IS WITH US! [ I noticed they said this a lot and I feel like it gives your spirit confirmation so I do this a lot myself, to remind myself that He is with me just like He was with them].
Do not let PRIDE overtake you.
Do not ever confess: I can’t, I won’t
With God YOU CAN, YOU WILL
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to believe as long as you are here on this earth.
ALWAYS be willing to help anyone.
NEVER let temptation be so great as to defer you from the thing God has said to do.
Be a warrior against evil because you know God is with you.
When you know you are sent by God NOTHING can stop you from accomplishing what God has willed.
No evil can hinder you.
Do not look back at the past, it is gone, if you do you will die in the moment. [ This was when Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt].
Sometimes God calls us to do emotionally hard things.
To be chosen by God is a blessing and a test. [ When Abraham was asked to sacrifice Issac].
Prove faith again and again.
God wants to be FIRST in our hearts, minds and lives!
When we obey God even if it hurts our heart, we prove we trust Him.
Have faith and when we learn this about ourselves through this test, we have magnificent joy! [ This was when Abraham was going through with what God asked and after he proved his faith God provided the ram. Abraham had enormous joy].
When we know we are in harmony with God’s will it is a joyous experience!
Experience means to see, to hear, to feel with my heart.
To experience God we have to: SEE [ His vision], KNOW [ His will], HEAR [ God’s voice], FEEL [ with my heart].
The Devil wants us to think we are nothing to God because of our sin.
With God’s power we are set free, we can do all things through Christ [ His power].
We are free in God, with God.
Stay in God and you will continually be free! It is on going. Stay free by abiding in THE WORD OF GOD!
DO NOT FORGET GOD!
HE NEVER FORGETS YOU!
NO MAN can conquer God.
NO DEVIL can conquer God.
So who can defeat us? NO ONE.
We have to belong to God to know this. By our faith in Jesus we become a child of God.
Movie said this: God saved me for a purpose.
What came to me:
trust God, do not question His ways, His ways are not our ways. [Which it says this in the Bible].
Confess [ say out loud ] what you believe, what God says is true, IT WILL COME TO PASS!
Rebellion [ telling God no ] ,will lead to evil things you never dreamed of.
Stay with God
Faith in God
Do exactly as God tells you to be spared of distress, destruction and trouble.
Our freedom comes with a price.
Jesus paid it on the cross.
The Devil will pay in the end. He will lose for our freedom and victory.
When the Devil thinks he has you in a trap, God will provide the way out. He will outsmart the Devil because He is God! [ This was when Moses had the Red Sea in front of him and the Pharaoh behind him ]. It also says this in the Bible.
GOD LOVES YOU!
HE IS GOOD!
Ask God what to do so He can answer. You have to ask to get the answer! [ It says in the Bible you do not have because you do not ask].
Declare always, God is with me, to overcome evil.
Do not be afraid when your in the hand of God, He’s got you.
He will not let you down in your trouble.
Reach and grab His hand, have faith to reach, then grab hold, now don’t let go of God!
Hurry! The enemy is coming! Come to God while you can!
God doesn’t want any of His children to perish.
Remember [ keep it fresh in your mind] the freedom He gave so as to not fall into sin again and forget God.
Getting free is a long way to come but BECOMING FREE and getting saved is the beginning of the journey. [ This was when the Israelites made it to the other side of the Red Sea].
Movie said this: Trust God, Follow His Path. Be true to God and He will keep His promises.
What was said to me:
One man’s dream is another man’s future. [ When Moses knew He wouldn’t see the promised land but Joshua would].
If you do not fight for yourself at least fight for God.
Love not for yourself, love for God.
Let everything you do be for His glory not your own.
My husband wrote this for me or should I say Jesus used my husband as a vessel to write this to me on my 44th birthday four years ago. It is very special to me and every time I have read it, it means something new to me. The latest meaning I have gotten is he’s talking about my spiritual rebirth. I am sharing it because I thought it was awesome!
A special birthday to you on your very important day,
For it has taken you a journey of forty-four years to finally find your way.
I gave your mother on a day long ago, a little baby girl, a soul to keep.
As I have watched over you all these years as you were asleep.
You opened your eyes on that fourteenth day of December,
I , myself, witnessed your life start as I , your Lord, can only remember.
I breathed life into your body and watched you begin your life from my throne high above,
While the glorious news of your coming spread throughout my kingdom on the wings of a white dove.
My spiritual armour a little baby girl laid adorn,
For your circle of destiny began the second that you were born.
I gave you as birthday gifts that Summer day… a belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, two sandals of peace, a helmet of salvation, a sword of my word and your faith in a shield,
So that one day you and I would walk side by side in an endless beautiful flowered poppy field.
I whispered into your small ear, that I Jesus, I AM, I AM the father you now know.
I said unto you,” I am your shelter in any storm,”
I have held your hand throughout the years and have been a witness in watching your life transform.
A baby boy named Jesus was also born during a clear night beneath a glowing star,
I was born alone in a manger so you could forever feel my love from great distances afar.
I was born to Joseph and my mother Mary that miraculous night,
So that one day you would be strong enough and live your life with all the power of My might.
Child you were lost at one time, but now you are found,
You in return will be rewarded by standing beside Me, while I wear my golden crown.
For I once was made to wear a crown made of thorn,
So an innocent baby such as you would one day be born.
You were once blind, but now can see. For your name Regina is now being recorded in the Book of Life.
Because you continue to fulfill your God given roles bestowed onto you as a daughter, friend, mother and wife.
I give you today another Happy Birthday, with all My grace,
For in My heaven I have reserved for you a deserved space.
I have chosen you to live in Me and Me live in you, so that one day we will meet
face to face right inside of My heaven’s pearly gate.
And that is where I promise you to be and with my open arms I will await.
Because of being baptized under water on that November night, you have not only been born once to your mother, but born again twice,
I hung on a rugged cross to pay your salvation’s price.
You were born not alone with your father and mother, as I gave them a daughter,
Just as you were not alone as you were lowered beneath the cleansing water.
While shepherd’s came out of their lands to eyewitness my birth and left their hungry sheep grazing,
I , your Lord, came to your side at your birth to see my new creation and the site to behold was amazing.
On your birthday today I thank you for being you and spreading God’s Word,
That many you meet will now be enlightened, renewed and stirred.
You are a child of God, so live a long happy life!
Be an example in your life’s walk,
In return, I will provide and inspire you with My words of wisdom within your daily talk.
Heaven lights the end of time as we wait to touch each other in the calm peace of love forever.
The sweet sunshine rose beyond the gate through it’s hinges gracefully covered the garden.
Because He gave me life again, I give Him my life.
A Single Leaf
A single leaf
alone, asleep , dying.
I wrote this poem about my daughter years before I was saved. Then I thought it was about Jesus. I decided to look up the christian symbolism of the nightingale and came across this:
The nightingale, with its evening song, is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes.
Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all. One legend tells of a reluctant shepherdess who kept postponing her wedding date. This caused her fiancée so many sleepless nights that he finally turned her into a nightingale, condemning her to a life with no sleep.
- A folktale tells that if a nightingale’s eyes and heart are hidden in a drink, the one who drinks them will die of sleeplessness.
- The nightingale’s song is cherished around the world and considered to be a good omen for poets, writers, and singers. Eating the nightingale’s heart was once thought to inspire talent in artists.
- Nightingales teach their offspring to sing and so are often symbols of education and good teaching.
- Christians once considered the nightingale’s song to be the cries of lost souls trapped in purgatory. These souls were expressing their longing for heaven.
- Early Christians, noting that the bird sang with increasing joy as dawn approached, made the nightingale a symbol of the righteous Christian soul, singing in anticipation of the arrival of Christ.
- St. Bonaventure believed the nightingale’s last song (similar to the fabled last song of the swan) was always its most joyful and most beautiful. According to the Saint, the nightingale sang with greatest happiness as it looked forward to its final release from this earthly life. The nightingale was believed to die during the ninth hour of the day (three o’clock in the afternoon), the same time as Christ’s death on the cross.
- The nightingale is the bird of the month of May.
From this site: http://monarch13.hubpages.com/hub/divine-birds
I decided to further my research on the last topic Swan Song and found this, which is very errie to me.
This reference is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_song
With all this in mind here is my poem. My Nightingale
My nightingale sings to me in the still of the night.
She whispers sweet dreams til the morning light.
When I awake and walk through my day,
she’s holding my hand along the way.
She brings me comfort, peace and joy
and when life gets tough she tells me it’s okay.
When the day turns to night my nightingale sings to me
in the still of the night.
This poem came about after the passing of my father-in-law. The Holy Spirit gave my husband these words for comfort I believe. The words just came rushing and he had to hurry and write them down. Here it is:
Anguish on the right,
Agony on the left,
But only harmony down the middle.
Blindness all around.
But only sight in my soul.
Free my spirit to the heavens is Your goal.
On the right road now, I’ll be home soon Lord, at Your door.
Cry no longer child, for all pain and unhappiness will be gone.
For the sounds of heaven are near.
The soles of your feet shall walk the street of my kingdom
where many before you have come.
For in that street, your journey will be at an end
and there we shall meet.
Enlightenment and understanding will be clear.
Leave with love in your heart
and calmness in your soul
for all will be together again
so very soon!
Never ending love,
Completeness in my being.
He knows me,
He loves me,
He is with me now and always.
I can’t wait to see Him in heaven.
He holds me,
He sees me,
He engulfs me.
I will praise You forever.
I will love You forever.
I will discover who You are
Forever will I love you, Jesus.
I’ve always known
but now that I’m grown,
All your trials and tribulations
are not in vain.
Your on a path that your soul ordained.
In the end you will know
just how special and grand
your impact was
on my soul.
I love you.
Words cannot describe what my Mama means to me.
But if I had to use the words, here is what they’d be.
She is the ray of sunshine that comes to brighten my day.
She always knows just what to do and say.
I love the way we laugh and share
because it shows me how much she cares.
Her unconditional love shines through,
just when I need it to.
You have always been a rock for me
when life threw me from sea to sea.
I held onto you with all my might
until my spirit gained insight.
Thank you for your faith in me
cause without you I would be doomed eternally.
I love you, Mama, more than you know.
You are dear to my heart and with this poem
I hope it shows.