Do we bear God’s name? Are we led and filled with His essence? We are the new house of Israel! For God has said, “I shall put My name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Are we blessed? Being that we have shared on this before, I ask something to meditate and dwell on: “What does it mean to YOU to be blessed?” So many different answers. I almost wish I could experience them, it is placed in my Spirit what many will say: “Given, Filled, Promised, Fulfilled, Plenty…” and the list goes on. But what does it mean to you?
We at times may wonder what to meditate on. Hmm! This is as good a place as any to start. When and if we reach a point, next! How have you been blessed? Specifics? Again not to share with anyone, but to know. Check this out:”Give thanks in ALL things, pray without ceasing.” Make sense? Car trip…”LORD go with me, before me AND upon arriving I will have much cause to thank you..in Jesus’ name.” Amen
Not just local travel to the store, a friend’s house, relatives house, work, school… again there is no end. Make sense now?
In my past, I was silly, my Mother used to direct…grace before meals, pray at bedtime, before travel, when you were on the way, upon arrival…”Too much.” I would think…really? Prayer was drilled into us children.
How many rosaries did I receive? Christmas, birthdays, once again the list goes on. A part of me is hesitant to say this, but, I had a ‘hobby’ of adventurism. Sky diving, Flying planes, collecting wine, diving, Gourmet cooking/baking…the list goes on. Then the accident. I sit back and think “What would have happened if I had not experienced that?” So, many times I have shared just what happened in my “dream.” But, here I am, to God’s glory. I, in my ‘dream,’ had said I would share what I had ‘dreamed’ “that night”which became an 8-week dream? Amazingly, no dusk, dawn, or twilight. Only a bright, bright light, that did not hurt my eyes. Did I have eyes? I saw, and clearly too.
I have since watched videos taken of my recovery. Very eye-opening. I finally got to see what ‘Love’ is. My Mom never leaving my bedside, my Dad standing beside and touching my arm and speaking to me, my uncle kneeling down and praying. Y’all it goes on and on. All the brethren praying! For the most part the sun never set on the prayers. So much to share… my Aunt’s shared quite a bit.
And we pray: “The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, Amen
The LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The LORD bless thee and keep thee in Jesus’ name. Amen.
(Derived from Numbers 6:23-27)