Reading the words of saint Peter there is an understanding that strikes me. Yes, there are saints that recorded their visions of the ‘ after life’, but more significantly it is a wonder to read his words:
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.”
2 Peter 3:8-11
To start off, what so many have experienced “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8. It is awesome that he notes this, More so, he was that we should not be ignorant. It is difficult to understand or catch a hold, an understanding of. What I refer to is the activity of those who have caught a glimpse of where we go. Coming back, it seems like only ‘a second’ went by, but here we are conscious of the time.
We will take a look, but realize that we might pray and pray… Fact? God’sctime is best.
I could go on, but what I am touched by is the similarity in most of the experiences. I say ‘most’ because as an MD; there are possibly narcotic induced ‘realmic’ influences. To actually see and/or read medically proven exits is my goal. Again I simply list them for your chance to peruse. BUT!!! That is not what this is about. We are just discussing what we as individuals must do to ensure that we are where we aim to be.
I am keenly aware that the existence of an existence of reactions to medications exist. But in individuals without medications onboard it is harder to explain or reason. Especially in cases where there was a recorded cardiac or ‘mental’ silence. I say this because there are EEG’s and the readings can and should be enumerated. I apologize for this waxing medical, but that is who I am.
Person A: Uhh! Why do you always say “Praise The Lord”? Don’t you ever get tired of it? You sound like a broken record!
Person B: Just what is a broken record? Being ‘modern’, I really don’t know.
Person A: You frustrate me!!! It is just a way of speaking! It means repetitive! You are always like “Praise The Lord!” Even when bad things happen. What is up with that???
Person B: You have asked me not to discuss “God” with you!
Person A: But this is one of my pet peeves with you.
Person B: Even though I know you hate preaching, I will share some verses with you, ok?
“According to Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness.”
If you don’t praise Him, thank Him, Love Him; you might be in the minority!
Person A: That was a ‘lucky here’s maybe they shared it in church on Sunday!!!
Person B: Ok! Get a pen, I will point it out. Write quick, I don’t have time to waste!
Person A: Don’t go having an attitude with me! I was just asking you a question!
Person B: I apologize, just a tad frustrated at your attitude…. Here goes…The Bible is full of praise of God. … Praise him forever and ever. (Daniel 2:20) Sing to the LORD!
Person A: Uhhh! I don’t have a ‘good’ voice…
Person B: Sorry to interrupt, but let’s go on…
We proclaim how great you are
and tell of the wonderful things you have done.
Praise the Lord, all people on earth,
praise his glory and might.
(1 Chronicles 16:28)
God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever.
Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! He rescues the oppressed from the power of evil people.
Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son!
Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you.
Praise the LORD who has given his people peace, as he promised he would.
(1 Kings 8:56)
The LORD is my strong defender; he is the one who has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will sing about his greatness.
I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love; I praise him for all he has done for us. He has richly blessed the people of Israel because of his mercy and constant love.
Those who preach must preach God’s messages; those who serve must serve with the strength that God gives them, so that in all things praise may be given to God through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen.
(1 Peter 4:11)
Uhhh! After each verse I told you where to find it. So, I hope that makes a difference.
Person A: You are always so ‘happy’ and seem content. Could I get that too??? Just asking. Do you take a shot, drink or smoke something???
Person B: I get my ‘high’ from The LORD!
Person A: You think I can get some?
Person B: If you are serious, let us pray.
Father LORD we thank You for our Savior Jesus Christ,
realizing that in thought, feeling and action x here has been in the wrong,
we come before You on x’s behalf
Asking for Your forgiveness, LORD through You make x whole, give x Your joy and fullness,
make x hunger and thirst for Your word, in Jesus’ name, Amen
Person A: Thank you so very much. I feel different.
Person B: A few things I have to give you. Do you have a bible?
Person A: Now that you gave me ‘homework’, I was going to ask you.
Person B: Definitely something I was going to give you. Alright! Later.