What does it sound like when you sing heaven’s song
What does it feel like when heaven comes down
What does it look like when God is all around
Let it come
This is what it sounds like
When you sing heavens song
This is what it feels like when heaven comes down
This is what it looks like when God is all around
Let it come
Song: What does it sound like Spontaneous worship
By: Jeremy Riddle and Steffany Frizzell June 2012 found on youtube
As I take this month to remember my Mom, I think of the scripture in Hebrews 12:1
The Race of Faith
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
My Mom is in heaven and she is with Father, God. Part of me wonders is she now part of the “great cloud of witnesses?” She is looking down from heaven watching her children, she no longer has any sorrow or sadness but she watches. She prays for us still. She is laughing and enjoying the fellowship of all her family that went on before her and her children she lost in her womb.
Can you imagine what it will be like being with Father God? What will it be like to be face to face with him? All our earthly shame and sorrow washed away.
Now onto the second part of this scripture. How am I running my race knowing I have a great cloud of witnesses watching? How am I going to live for Him more? How am I going to not let the distractions and men take me away from my relationship with Papa.
To run with endurance means, keep going and do not give up. Do not allow the evil of this world to corrupt your soul. Do not allow other’s words or gossip to change you into a mean, bitter person. I look forward and run and choose to remove the sins that ensnare me.
I ask you, what sins in your life have ensnared you and kept you captive held down in chains? When will we choose to remove the sins that keep us away from the Lord? When will we say enough and choose purity, holiness and run for His purposes in our lives?
Because I operate in realness, the sins that have ensnared me is: sex outside of marriage, bitterness, rage, anger. I refuse to be the “fake” Christian therefore I lay it all out on the line.
My soul will always long for Heaven but while He has me here, I will cry with the broken. I will feel again and mourn with those that mourn. My actions will choose to “be selfless” I will care more about others than self.
I will choose to not walk with a man that is all “talk” to have me. I will see his actions. How does he treat me when no one is around? How does he cherish my heart? How do I respect him? How do I honor him not in lip service but in my actions? Is he actually reading the Bible and allowing God to change him?
I will keep my eyes and heart focused forward as this is my prize to some day be home in my Father’s arms.
Let your Spirit come Lord!!