It’s one thing to know what’s right, and quite another to do it, eh? Only, only, ONLY by the grace of God are we able to do His will!
Last night I dreamed I was in a car being driven by a woman on a road in the mountains with glorious sights to behold. It was the best of days as we traveled silently together in admiration of God’s wonders.
In the next scene, I was in a place where people were gathered together and there was a sick woman who was lying in a bed. I immediately ran to her and embraced her. She arose out of that bed of infirmity, and others were ministered to as well.
In the end of the dream, I was aware that I didn’t have my suitcase with me.
This dream was partially enacted today. Hallelujah!
Recently when I was taking communion, the Lord brought someone to my mind and I knew He wanted our relationship to be mended. I prayed for this to come about, and on Thursday I sent Rachelle a text expressing love and hope for us to be reconciled. Today, she called and it was just like my dream depicted being on the road to reconciliation.
A vision came later of a huge pitch fork that had been turned over and pushed into the ground. I realized when I saw it that the devil is often portrayed as having a pitchfork, and prior to talking to Rachelle, I had words in my mind to “pitch” at her thinking truth would be brought to light through them. Sigh! Thank God that I wasn’t in the driver’s seat. Love was!
Yes, it’s good to have a desire that the truth be revealed, but we are not the Holy Spirit. He will reveal what needs to be known in His time and in His way, eh? I saw more clearly than ever how important it is to just be and to just let God’s love work through us doing what the Lord wants with no premeditation of what’s to be said. What a delight it is to live in the moment, eh?
As I meditated on the meaning of not having a suitcase with me, I thought of law cases with people taking up suits against others. Hallelujah! God has done a major work! When another person who had done me wrong came to mind, I had a vision of me having very white hands. It’s a miracle that I have clean hands now no longer retaining an offense against her or any other person in my life. I can hardly believe it, but I do: I am carrying no baggage, not just in regards to these two relationships, but regarding all my relationships.
I thought about the pearl of great price and our Lord saying: “Man has become as one of us, knowing good and evil” after Adam and Eve sinned. It’s like the sun in my mind appeared in all its glory removing the darkness of remembering offenses out of my thinking. You can’t live long without having some terrible things happen to you and I’ve had more than a small share, but God says that “ALL things work for the good for those who love God and who are the called according to His purpose,” and He doesn’t lie!
You can’t have wisdom, understanding and knowledge-…. all that a pearl symbolizes without the interplay of good and evil. With every evil you and I experience, truly, good will come out of it in the end: Look at Joseph and the evil his brothers did to him: What a teaching there is for us in that story. Look at Job and his end, and we have our own stories, too, with pearls of wisdom in them.
Yay, we have “The Comforter” in us and it is through His ministry, that we are able to comfort and minister to others in love. He is the One Who has brought me now to the Sea of Forgetfulness to see where all my baggage is. Tell me: Is yours there, too? If so, it shall be said of us: “Great peace have they which love thy law and NOTHING shall offend them.” (Psalm 119: 165)
Then instead of suitcases, we’ll be carrying pearls!