“…grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…”
2 Peter 3:18
Have you ever felt like you’ve stepped out of the chaos of the world into a perfect place of peace? Well, that is just what happened to my husband and me. The awesomeness of feeling, AND knowing, the hand of God guiding you is an overwhelming sense of being.
Wisdom, otherwise known as the Holy Spirit, is continually urging and guiding believers to a place of peace. Stepping into the little tea room in the midst of the surroundings of a chaotic world could have happened only by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
I have been reading a book series about a tea room in Maine. As I walked through the door of this real life tea room, I felt like I was walking into the pages of the book. Everything about it reminded me of the stories I had been reading. And the funny part about it is, when I shared my experience with my husband, he said he too felt like he was there, even though, he knew nothing about the book, except what I had shared with him. Experiences such as this can only be orchestrated by the hand of God through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
We live in a chaotic world, but tucked in amidst the chaos are small pockets of peace. As you, the believer, experience these vignettes, you are being given a glimpse of heaven. If you ask the Holy Spirit to take you one step at a time to a place of peace, you will recognize it when you are there. God promises to answer the prayers of all who love Him and obey His will.
After this awesome experience there is no doubt in my mind that God will deliver me from the confines of this world to a place of heavenly peace, in His time my job meanwhile is to share my Godly experiences with you that you might come to recognize His presence in your life.
Brothers and sisters, we cannot remain silent! We must take the risk and share with one another. Yes, even the world, that they too may have the knowledge and wisdom of God the creator of heaven and earth. For you see, “…the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits…” (James 3:17) Therefore, be filled with “new wine” and God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, will give you the “peace that passes all understanding.” (Phil. 3:13) Claim God’s promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Heb. 3:5) Walk with confidence believing “The Lord is [your] helper,” saying, “I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” (Ps.27:1/Hebrews 13:6)
Dear Father, thank you for giving me glimpses of my heavenly home. Keep my faith strong as I pass through Your creation. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN
Proverbs 1:20 James 1:5/3:17 1 Peter 1:22 1 Corinthians 2:6