Driving from Madrid around Midnight on a Sunday evening, the sky flashes silently, revealing the Father’s awesome power….
Irma has been in full force over the last several days. Floods in Texas never before experienced wreaked havoc only days ago:
“Biblical proportions” the news reporters said. And one Houston resident said, “We need the LORD’s help.”
A few months ago, I told about the unusual experience of flooding in my home town in Canada.
Along the Costa Del Sol the semi-desert landscape was covered in water during February.
Floods are a sign: of judgement and of cleansing. Isn’t it the same thing? The floods can be a wake up call to draw folks to the Father. And like the Holy Spirit, the water washes away impurities.
And so, to the night sky recently.
We were driving home to the south coast from Madrid. I had done my tour of duty at the wheel and as my hubby drove, I nodded off.
“Sarah, you have to see this!” he called out. “If you’re going to blog about this you have to see THIS.”
Groggy, I opened my eyes, first fleetingly, ultimately in awe. There was lighting: flash after flash, with the occasional bolt strong and clear. But though the lightning continued to flash for up to an hour, there was no sound, no thunder from the heavens.
Another sign, I think… God was reaching down to us. He was speaking to us then with a still, profound voice.
“I am the light of the world” said Jesus. “I am … I am… Believe. You have seen me, you have seen the Father.” These are echoes of his words to us.
“There will be wars and rumours of wars. These are signs but the time has not yet come.”
“Many will be deceived, even the elect.”
“They will argue about my name, Yehova.”
Folks we need to read and to pray. We need to consolidate, not fight amongst ourselves. We need to be alert, with our lamps filled with oil. We need to be ready because the time is close at hand.
Go to Bible Gateway. Look up the texts above, which I’ve paraphrased. Search the scriptures: Matthew 24-25 to start. Hungry? Search the Word. His Word is Truth.
Time is at hand. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you. Ask for dreams from Him, visions and unctions. Ask for wisdom and an increase in Faith. If you are cross with someone, ask God to reveal to you how He sees that person: a friend, a stranger, a politician, a policeman. Ask and He will show you. See from God’s perspective. Get close to God. He’s waiting, He’s calling.
I dropped my personal goals agenda a good while ago. But at the start of this year, He said, “If you want to do something, this is the year to do it. No more chances after this.” I thought He meant my writing pieces, and prayers He’d called me to do. But earlier this month, He showed me He meant even in choosing/buying a car!
God is close, so very close. Let us open ourselves to Him, completely surrendered to His agenda, so that He can use us and take us on the adventure of a lifetime. Time is SO SHORT.
Won’t you linger with Him now?