July 12, 2010

Today could be the day!.......

Hey ya'll

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!
Luke 21:28

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!

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NanaNor's said...

Blessings to you Jackie, Love this and yes indeed I think we will behold His glory in this age. It is mind-bloggling though when we really consider it.
Have a Son-saturated week.
Hugs, Noreen

Melanie Redd said...

Hey Jackie,

That song is one of my all time favorites. I remember hearing Sandi Patti sing that in a concert. What a good one!

Isn't it amazing to think about the fact that He's coming again and we get to see Him.

Thanks for the reminder that this world is not our last stop!

I appreciate you, your encouragement, your positive outlook, and your blog.

Blessings to you,

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good afternoon, Jackie~

Your pictures are choice of video are beautiful!

I can't wait for the day when we WILL behold HIS GLORY! AMEN!


RCUBEs said...

It saddens me whenever I see the sticker from some cars that says: "Jesus is coming. Get busy..." I'm wondering every time if people who opted to post that sticker is taking His return lightly. Day to day, we must be ready, blameless at best since like what you said: "today could be the day!" Great pics and video. God bless.

kathy taylor said...

We're one day closer, Jackie! That's certain. I love those songs Dottie Rambo wrote like "We Shall Behold Him" and "Sheltered in the Arms of God." What an uplifting entry. Thanks!sourr

Sandy said...

Thanks for such an uplifting
word today. He is our hope
eternal. I believe we could
see His return in our lifetime
too, but I can't fathom what it
will be like. I can hardly wait.
Every tear wiped away. How very
awesome will that be??

Lou said...

Love this post Jackie. Amen!! He is risen INDEED and He WILL RETURN!



Brenda said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!

Tea With Tiffany said...

We shall behold him. Love that song and oh do I love the clouds in the sky. God is amazing. Creator. King.

Nice to visit you tonight.

God bless,


Saleslady371 said...

I said this very thing at lunch today with my girlfriend. I am so ready, Jackie, for Jesus' return.

Love and prayers,

Stacey said...

I too think that we will see the day from where we are! I had those incredible clouds here yesterday too! Pretty awesome. God creates so much for us to reflect back to Him His greatness, but often it is overlooked! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh.... me too - me too!!! I find the same thing Jackie. I SEE the Lord revealing Himself and His plan to me EVERYWHERE. Makes me wanna shout and sing and lay on my face before Him. But at the same time, I want to stand up on a soapbox and point toward the sky and the clouds and the trees and the birds and say, "HEY! DON'T YA SEE???"
I so appreciate you putting into words what I've been experiencing lately!

Tammi said...

This was particularly special to me today! I have a special place in my heart for clouds because of my sister---I remember taking casual pictures for her SR portrait and she was so busy pointing out the sky and clouds--I could hardly get her to sit still long enough to pose. She would say, "Tammi! LOOK! Look at the blue sky BEHIND those clouds! Look past the clouds and see the beautiful blue sky!" OH! She never knew how much her words would mean so much to me, now that she's gone on beyond those clouds! How many times we focus on the "clouds" in life and forget to look past them and see the "blue sky" beyond them!
This post, your picture, the words, and the beautiful song---just could not have been better! :) Thank you so much!

Big Fat Mama said...

Hi there, Jackie!
So glad you stopped by my blog today. I'm not sure why you couldn't leave a comment, but thanks for letting me know. I think it's working now.

Your blog is beautiful and very encouraging! :)
Big Fat Mama

Sandra said...

Like Daddy always says, "I'm ready to go but I'm not homesick!" That's how I feel, I'm ready to go but not homesick yet. -smile-
No bandwidth so can't listen to your video but do love that song.
Thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm and following; I'm happy to repay the kindness and follow you.

Denise said...

Today...... yes....... This could be the day...... I am looking up...

Crown of Beauty said...

I love the cloud story, Jackie...and like you I also often look up and take photos of lovely cloud formations.

Oh, yes, he could come any day now...and we want to be ready for that, right you are.

I love the song you shared, it has always been one of my favorites and was sung while the coffin bearing my husband's body was being lowered into the ground. Fantastic song.

THanks for the joy filled post, Jackie!


Karen said...

I love that song, too...and my heart is expectant for my Lord's return...but I grieve for my loved ones that aren't ready to go....

Colleen said...

What a lovely post! The photo of the clouds is majestic! Thank you for that!:)

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