Hope each of you had a wonderful weekend and pray that you have an abundantly blessed week!
I've just got to share with you the astounding beauty of the billowing clouds that rolled in over Arizona over the weekend. Southwestern skies are typically "not cloudy all day".....you know, the old cowboy "Home, Home on the Range" chorus. But, as the July monsoons commence, the cloud formations over the desert SW are simply breathtaking! The crisp white celestial gatherings displayed against the Arizona azure blue skies are nothing short of heavenly. I've become a real sky gawker over the last few days (snapped above photo as I was leaving Big Lots) and my heart and eyes are continually scanning and searching the skies! I can scarce take it all in!...It's a God thang, ya'll! The Heavens are displaying His Glory and it's really speaking and encouraging my heart!! Clouds brimming with a deluge of desperately needed rain which usher in the sights and sounds of restoration and life to an otherwise parched and withering land - both spiritually and naturally speaking - oh, what a beautiful thing! A feast for the eyes and heart!
As I snapped photos of the heavenly display above, my heart leapt within as I contemplated the most wonderful WONDER of all! On an ordinary day, just like today, as you and I are going about the daily "stuff" of life, JESUS.....our KING, our SAVIOR, our Champion and Victorious LORD will arise from His Throne in Glory and His nail scarred hands will part the skies and His nail scarred feet will step through the heavens and WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM!! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!! Oh, yes.....If He returns in my lifetime (and I think He will!!) I will behold the splendor of His return with my very own eyes as He splits the eastern skies! Oh, how wonderful, oh how glorious.....mind boggling actually.....speechless!!
I don't know about you, but it seems more real than ever now. My Spirit arises and witnesses within my heart as I think upon His return! We are told in The Word (Math 24:36-44) that it will be as in the days of Noah when He returns.....lawlessness, immorality, godlessness, what is right will be heralded as wrong and what is wrong will be will seen as right. Men will be man pleasers and have rebellious hearts, indifferent and callous toward God and His ways.....sound familiar?? Most days, as I listen to the news and look around at the state of the human condition, I often find myself thinking..."Have they lost their minds?!"..."Can't they see what's going on?!" There are so many obvious signs of the return of our Lord and King, Jesus! (Luke 21:25-36). Even creation is groaning almost daily now (Ro. 8:22) and it doesn't take a biblical scholar or rocket scientist to see these things! We must be diligent to watch and pray and continually seek after His Heart and fix our gaze upon the heavens (Luke 21:34)....Whoo! Hoo! HALLELUJAH, TODAY COULD BE THE DAY!!
And when these things begin to
come to pass,
Look up and lift up your heads.
your redemption draweth nigh!
As I was meditating upon the wonder of His return this morning, a song I haven't thought of in years begin to bubble up from my Spirit ........."We Shall Behold Him" sooo anointed and beautifully sung by Sandy Patty! I encourage you to pause from the busyness of your day and be blessed by the anointed words and images of the video below and allow the wonder of His soon return stir afresh and deeply within your heart as it has mine!......HIS RETURN IS REALLY GONNA HAPPEN ONE DAY.........MAYBE IT'S TODAY!!!
Luv, Hugs and Keep Lookin' Upward!