I have a message to give you that God said you needed. If you
need it, use it, if not put it on the shelf until you do. Many times
we don't have as much time to spend with God as we want too and
then we add guilt to our list of shortcomings. You know we all have
a list of our shortcomings and problems that we blame ourselves
for and we regularly pull them out to go over. OK, enough said already.
About two years ago God started meeting me at bedtime or 3:00 AM
in the morning. Have you had trouble going to sleep even though
you are EXHAUSTED. Have you regularly woken up at that time? Have
you wondered WHY? Well, I have an answer.
God desires your presence with him and in His love He doesn't force
you. You can keep denying Him this access and He will patiently
wait in line for you to need Him or for an emergency to happen to
put you on your knees, so to speak.
His presence usually keeps you from sleeping so that many, including
me, have taken medication to sleep (Benadryl).
He gently led me into his presence and it was so easy I wondered
why I fought for so long. I kept telling him, and others, that I
didn't have time to spend with God. Can you believe that the person
who created Me and Time would have to listen to this? OH, you too!?!
One night I was exhausted, and counting sheep wasn't working. I
would get this sheep to the fence and he wouldn't jump over. God
spoke and said, "THAT'S YOU". No that's not me, I answered.
"OH YES" he replied. "You go just so far and you
balk at the line YOU drew or your fence. I by this time was very
much wide-awake. He said look behind the fence to the path. What
do you think is down that path? It did look inviting! I snuggled
down deeper in my bed. Was I dreaming? NO I had an invitation and
I took it, now, I'm extending this invitation to you, because He
told me too. If I'm invading your way into His presence and yours
works for you then don't go with me. This is for others, like me,
who resist change and fight against God's will in their lives. I'm
working on it and part of my working on my will is submitting to
His will and giving you this.
He showed me a path that wound through a pasture of high lush grass
and rolling hills, we crossed a small creek that rippled in the
sun. He, by this time, was walking beside me and His presence was
just SO calming. He told me that He desired my presence even if
I didn't need anything. He just wanted to walk beside me and enjoy
ME. (I think he finds me funny, because it feels as if He laughs
at my conversation sometimes.)
He told me that I could walk in a rose garden or sit by a fountain
and He would be there. He told me to come anytime and He'd have
time for me. He said "JUST COME"
Sometimes if I can't relax right away I start telling Him how much
I love Him or how beautiful a rose petal is and the smell OH-h Praise
God for noses. I love the scent of God. He smells just like a rose
garden and at His presence the birds SING. I can come to this Secret
Garden, just God and me and just love Him and He me. Little insignificant
Many people call me to pray for them because they say I get answers
but I have a confession to make. I take them to bed with me and
I lay them down before I walk in the SECRET PLACE with God. He said
that he knew every one of them before I brought them out and He
usually talked with me about them or gave me answers to give them.
Sometimes He healed them but I confess I didn't pray about them,
or most of them anyway. I don't have a special way with God but
I do have a Secret Garden I go to. Will He keep you awake? NO, I
find that I never get to the end of the trail. I wake up the next
morning in my bed with the best sleep I ever had with each one better
than the last and the presence of God around me all day in a cloud
of caring and loving. This invitation is open to all that want to
partake of this place and He said to let you know how so here it
is. Take and use what you can and always remember that God never
leaves you. YOU leave Him and the door is always open to come back.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN THE GARDEN! "ENJOY"