"The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of Heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less." (5:5)
I smile as I think about my life. Even though amongst the great there is some bad.
But all in all - my cup runneth over.
It frequently occurs to me how His Glory prevails over all of the bad. Throughout all the memories of yesterdays, journeying through trials and tribulations, stumbling about, heartbreaks, illness, the unknown. Always. In all Ways. His Glory has and will continue to prevail over all.
He has shown me through the act of giving up in my heart the anger and bitterness, forgiving as He has, we are then able to focus and be whom He has created us to be. Only then are we able to see all those He puts into our path through His eyes. To see the endless opportunities to be His Vessel, where He has each one of us planted.
To be thankful and content in all things.
It is then His love is able to bubble out of us.
We become unable to hold it back.
Striving to take each moment living this life Loving as He Loves.
Each day, prevailing over the things of this world, He gives us the gift of filling our lives with the making of new cherished moments becoming treasured memories of talking, laughing, receiving hugs, kisses, being loved and encouraged. - being safe "in" Him. I marvel at knowing, before time began, He knew whom it would be that we would be spending our moments with as His Divine Appointments.
Whom He needed us to be with - for Him. For them. For us.
Whom it would be to give us "a little of Heaven in our hearts".
Reflecting on the days behind, seeing how He was there and His Glory prevailed. I love how our ABBA encourages each of us, in each of our moments, with more than a "little of Heaven".
Looking forward to His "taste" ahead.