John 14:1-3 –
“Do not let your heart be troubled;
believe in God, believe also in Me.
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;
if it were not so, I would have told you;
for I go to prepare a place for you.
“If I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you to Myself,
that where I am, there you may be also.”
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Revelation 20:6 –
“Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection;
over these the second death has no power,
but they will be priests of God and of Christ
and will reign with Him for a thousand years.“
Today is a bit difficult for me, as likely it is for others around this time of year. Some of the unpleasant memories from my past came flooding in this morning and the tears flowed. BUT the LORD was with me, carried me through and helped me to refocus on Him and His amazing LOVE.
I don’t know about any of you, but sometimes I like to imagine what things might be like when Jesus is reigning on earth. We KNOW there will be no more tears, no more pain and we will be living in GREAT JOY with our beloved KING.
The Bible really doesn’t tell us very much about the details we will individually experience, when Jesus is ruling and reigning on earth, so that leaves quite a bit to the imagination. REMEMBER . . . The life we have now is ending, but the “next phase” WILL BE AWESOME, for those of us who are “making ourself ready” . . That means we keep a CLEAN walk with the LORD . . . Repent . . Forgive and ask the Holy Spirit to show us ANY area that we must change, so we can be ready for our beloved Groom, KING JESUS.
Some of the versions of the Bible refer to mansions we will have, or “dwelling places”;
this is one area I like to think about to help me focus on what’s AFTER all of the treacherous times we are facing. So, I’ll share with you some of my musings . . . My “I wonder. . . ” thoughts of what it might be like for me, when Jesus is ruling on the earth. Maybe you might like to share some of yours with me as well.
I Wonder if I’ll be wearing some of the lovely India-inspired clothes, that I find quite beautiful and yes, I LOVE the blue, green and teal colors.
I wonder if my mansion will have a Grande Ball Room, so I can host waltzes. Oh how lovely would that be. Ya’ll come dressed up in your finest formal attire . . .it will be the Prince and Princess Kingdom of Heaven Ball, with Jesus as the Guest of Honor. Hey, for the country folks, we’ll host a shin-dig outside next week, so don’t worry . . . LOL. . . You can wear your jeans . . I’ll still have one of my India-inspired outfits on.
I wonder what my white horse might look like. I sure like the look of the long flowing manes and tales. Likely a bridle and saddle with LOTS of bling too. . . Of course, nothing but the best.
I wonder if I’ll have a Tuscan-inspired kitchen. I sure would like to host a meal for Jesus. . . . Well, actually MANY meals, snacks, drop-by conversations. Hey, you can pop on over too. . . Let’s have a snack party and bring your favorite snack. We’ll ask Jesus to bring some manna (yes, it’s okay to smile here . . . Grin).
I wonder if there will be a gazebo in the back, with plants and flowers. . . What a lovely place to have some quiet time with Jesus.
I wonder if I’ll have a ragdoll cat (or preferably several cats and kittens). . . because I LOVE cats and this is my favorite breed.
I wonder if my bedroom will have a canopy bed; I always wanted one of those.
I wonder if I’ll have an afghan hound (because I think they look really cool and dogs are amazing too). Did you know this is one of the oldest dog breeds?
I wonder if my mansion will have a conservatory, with birds in it. Also a water feature with koi . . . How lovely is that?
I wonder what the outside of my mansion will look like.
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Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence
and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
THE MOST AMAZING THING TO THINK ABOUT . . . and there is NO wondering about this FACT. . . . JESUS LOVES YOU.
JESUS IS COMING BACK TO RULE AND REIGN AS KING. DO YOU KNOW HIM?
Please take a moment to listen to this worship song: