Hi John and Doves,
I am preparing to fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to meet up with my husband. He is a contractor in Afghanistan. I am leaving this morning, Friday July 15th, and I am scheduled to return early Tuesday morning, July 21st. Interesting timing I think (according to what all the Doves are saying about dates and times).
Anyway, as I was preparing my breakfast this morning and tidying up my house, I distinctly heard the Lord whisper to me "Don't Look Back". I smiled because I knew it was Him (and not me) saying that. Is it possible I will never see my apartment again? I am beyond excited at the thought! I hope He means that I will never see my apartment and "stuff" which doesn't mean anything to me, again.
Something else I wanted to share, but was too embarrassed at the context, was a dream I had about a week ago. I used to watch the HBO Sex and the City (yes, I admit I did - however I stopped watching it, and I don't even have the TV on anymore). Anyway, in this dream, Samantha, the most promiscuous character of the four women on the show - had a three year old child. And there was an argument among the women (and I was included in the group) about Samantha's child "getting married". I was in this dream, and I was trying to persuade and argue with the other three and in agreement with Samantha that it was right and proper for her three year old to get married. How ridiculous is that? Why would I be passionately arguing the case for a 3 year old to be married?
In my mind (after I woke up and thought about how strange the whole dream was), my thinking was along the lines of Jesus' words:
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
So unless we become like little children in how we come to the Lord.....ours is the Kingdom of Heaven! So years of Bible College or a degree in theology or divinity is not going to amount to a hill of beans. I know the smarter we become in our own wisdom, the more foolish we are. We are all looking forward to marrying Jesus, the Bridegroom. - to be a pure, innocent child-bride. I think that sometimes the most effective prayers, at least for me, occurred when I simply approached the Father as a little child - very simple, not my big wordy sentences, but humbly. That is when I saw the Lord MOVE, really move in my life.
Please, everyone forgive me and overlook that I watched that show! And please pray for travelling mercy. Oh how I hope I never see my home here on Earth again! Please pray that I am protected from the spiritual oppression that surely is there in Dubai. I had lived in Israel and Egypt for a time in the past; the the principality over any Islamic country is surely different than the one residing over Israel. The air is thick with it. Once returning to Israel, I could literally "breathe" again. I hope I do not have to hear the call to prayer 5 times a day either.
And pray that I can be a worthy witness to my husband, who I do not believe knows Jesus on a personal basis. All my "words" have gotten no where with him. To his ears it sound like the teacher talking on the Charlie Brown shows (yak yak yak blah blah blah). It is going to have to be my changed attitude, quietness, gentleness and tender love for him that will make an impression. He has all the resources he needs, the time for words is over - it's in one ear and out the other. The Holy Spirit needs to literally "move" inside him. I pray for God to have mercy on him every day.
Thank you John for your faithful service to this website and to all the Doves that I know will say a prayer for me and my husband. Hope to see you all really, really soon at the Wedding Feast!
In Christ, Yeshua,