We find ourselves saying this often. Pray that you may receive, seek that you find. Knock and the door shall be opened.
There was a story I read once about a dream; in the story a man went to Heaven and saw many rooms. “What are these?” He asked. “Don’t worry, let us move on,” the Angel said. Wondering, he asked again and he was taken to one of the humongous storage mansions with his name on it.
“Where I will stay,” he thought.
“Open” the Angel said and the door slid open. It was jam packed. In perplexity, the dreamer saw familiar things “Uhh! What is this?,” he asked.
“Your store room,” the Angel answered. It was full of things he had never seen before. Prayers he had thought of but never prayed for. How do you bottle “Joy?” So many bottles! Peace? Stacked up. Bundles of rope which appeared unused. “What are those?” he asked. “Rope for binding your problems. You never asked for…”
“You mean, I could have bound so many issues?” he asked.
“You never asked. What you bind on Earth is bound in Heaven. What you loose on Earth is loosed in Heaven.”
“No, no, no!” the man stated. “You mean those bottles…?”
“Blessings, ready to be poured on you. Just waiting for you to ask.”
“What!” The man said, realizing what he had missed. “Can we go now? Please?” There were so many unopened parcels.
Though he knew he ‘should’ be sad for missing what was ready for him to ask for, he was filled with an inexplicable joy. “The beauty, the peace…” he thought. “I see but cannot be saddened. I should have asked. When I was still on Earth, these things were ready! But the size of that place! All for me? Yet, rather than be sad. I am overflowing with joy,” he thought. “At least, I am here!”
Then he spoke up, “I vaguely remember an accident, why?”
The Angel replied, “that is what occurred, why you are here.”
“But…” the man started to ask…
“Do not ask.”
The man remembered there had been someone with him. “I guess…” he started to think…
“There are individuals waiting to say ‘Welcome!’” as they moved forward.
Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek His face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Amen
Have an awesome day today with much joy at the bountiful plenty we are given and we have.
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who Love Him.”
“For the Son of Man is going to come with His Angels in the glory of His Father and then He will repay each person according to what he has done.”
Your face LORD, will I seek. Hide not Thy face far from me; put not Thy servant away in anger: Thou “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.” Amen