I can remember the first time I felt Jesus intimately. I was at a a Jesus Culture concert and Kim Walker-Smith was describing in her worship how when we worship here on Earth, Heaven comes (angels and all) and ascends to our dwelling place and worships with us. Just imagine that for a second. As we lift our hands and praise our lungs out, the angels of heaven are playing their harps made of gold and worshiping along side us. That is just an awestruck thing to imagine. Heaven of course will be so glorious. There will be no pain. There will be not betrayal, no anger, no loss. Nothing but praise as we brothers and sisters come together forever! Now, as we long and wish Earth was like that, it’s sadly not the case. We have to deal with all those evil things listed because of sin that infested all over the world. That does NOT mean we cannot experience a taste of what Heaven will be like. We can still feel and know what it is really like to be apart of Jesus. That starts with building a relationship with him. As I mentioned in my first blog, I am now a single Christian woman. I lost my best friend and love of my life at the time. It’s been devastating but, at the same it’s been eye opening in my spiritual sense. You see, it doesn’t matter how saved a person is, how much you go to church, how much you pick your bible up, a person is still just a sinful person. I had to take a second to let that sink in. When we put people above God, He gets jealous and hurt because NOTHING should go before Him. When we put our love, trust, and time into people more than God, He will reveal the cracks in that person. And that is when pain comes creeping in like a thief in the night. But, Jesus is so much more than that girl/guy you are stressing over. He cares about every tear you stain your pillow with in the dead of night. He cares that you have a empty feeling in the pit of your stomach because you feel like you will never be loved again. I had to get to this point myself. I had to let God evaluate me. Yes, I did hurt that person I was with and I was, in a sense, mentally/spiritually immature. There are so many reasons why God took that person out of my life because Jesus wanted to remind me what my real prize is, which is Him. He has a different plan for me and I do believe that. The plan may seem many mountains ahead, but they are going to be worth climbing. Here are some verses of encouragement to get you started on having intimacy with Jesus:
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” Romans 15:5.
“Search for the good instead of evil so that you may live. Then the Lord God of Armies will be with you, as you have said.” Amos 5:14.
“To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy.” Jude 1:24.
“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” Psalms 37:23-24.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18.
The pain you feel may be so overbearing right now, but I promise the storm will not last forever. Continue to adjust your sails and keep gliding onto the horizon. Jesus has saved me from a massive heart break. He saved me from my sinful self and has shown me there can be Heaven on Earth. I pray that you will be able to experience as well. I pray for your journey that you will let Jesus guide it.