Do you ever find yourself crying out for God?
Lately I have had such a burning desiring to see God.
I am ready, I am ready to be with God. I want to experience what Paul talks about with seeing God face to face. In 1 Corinthians 13:12 he writes, For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
Is that what John felt like in the end of writing the book of Revelation when he cries out that the Lord would come quickly?
Jesus says, I am coming soon--to which John responds Amen.! Come Lord Jesus! (22:20)
And I say, "Come."
I didn't feel this way 10 years ago, but now I am ready. I can honestly say there isn't anything I want to remain on this earth to do. I have experienced enough at just 46 years old to say there is nothing left holding me here.
Teenagers can't relate to this. Young adults can't related to this. I couldn't. But now I am ready to see the Lord. The toil of life grows weary. And many many days by God's grace I experience the abundant life but opportunity to experience all that God has for those who love his coming is drawing me more and more to the other side.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Cor 2:9).
Again Paul said, "I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account." (Phil 1:23-24)
I pray my ministry is productive enough to declare that it is better for me to stay on account of those in the church and my son but that perhaps is quite boastful.
Come Lord Jesus--come and rapture your church.
Thy kingdom come and thy will be done on this earth as it is in heaven!