Listen . . .
THINK ON THIS . . .
~Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living. There’s a newness of life when we focus our energy on a piece of our best.
This week our conversation at the table is life in death.
I’ve had many people ask me about how I feel about death. They tell me they don’t want the pastor answer. I speak truthfully when I say, “I have peace with death.”
My niece asked me what I thought about heaven. “Do you believe it really exists?”
I answered: “I believe heaven is a real place. In fact, I’ve come to believe, we haven’t seen anything on earth compared to what’s next when we step into the divine dimension.
Yes . . . there is a difficult element in dying . . . leaving those we love, the life we’ve built, and even the obstacles we’ve worked so hard to conquer.”
The with-God life reveals there’s more than what can be seen in death. I have a firm conviction that the soul lives in death which has been formed through study and time with those who are dying. I recommend studying Psalm 23 to begin exploring what it means to die. This passage is often read at the bedside of the dying and in a funeral service.
It’s God’s revelation of our ongoing relationship: “I am here. I am here with you. I am for you. I am always for you. I will walk with you through the dark valley and give you courage along the way. I will give you life, even in death.”
Our relationship with God does not end in our final moments on earth but continues on after death. Because. Death is a new beginning rather than an ending of life.
Perception . . .
We are looking forward to the great days ahead as we continue to prepare for launching our new website, online community, and more. We have encountered some obstacles which has delayed our launch until February 2020. We hope you will join us in praying for what more God has for all of us in this time of waiting.
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