Friday, October 7, 2011

Can You Imagine?

A little Friday inspiration.
I often think what I will say or what it will feel like to meet my heavenly Father. I used to not dwell on it too much, because the thought of dying scared me. I knew that if I thought about it then it was sure to happen sooner. Or God would get the idea I was ready to leave this earth sooner then I was ready for. Silly thoughts, but I had them.
It was hard for me to imagine.
Now I realize that death on this earth only moves us on to our next place. A glorious place. I’m still not ready, because I feel like I still have so much ‘getting it right” here before I can move on. I’m no longer scared of death, but scared of meeting my Heavenly Father and having Him hold me accountable for some of my actions. And I know that He is a loving and forgiving God, I just want to look my best when that day comes.
I’m beginning to imagine.
When I have watched a love one die, I have been most at peace when I knew they had lived their life for Him. It wasn’t about how much money they could make, or how many influential people they lunched with. It was about living their life so that on the day they were called to the next one, they knew exactly where they were going and were prepared. They had God in their hearts with every decision they made and they knew He was calling them home.
I can only imagine the joyful reunion that took place.
So I’m learning that God’s measuring stick for this life, rarely is what we have made it to be. I believe God wants me to live my life fully here on Earth. One that is filled with lots of learning from my mistakes. I’m beginning to understand He’s not so focused on the mistakes and mishaps as He is on the learning from them. God knows my heart, so I’m preparing it for Him.
If I close my eyes and listen to my heart, I can imagine. And I’m pretty sure there will be some dancing involved.
What can you imagine?


Pat's Place said...

Beautiful!! I'm with you all the way on that one--I often ponder such things..

Suma Subramaniam said...

Nice post Kara and so timely with the news about Steve Jobs. I agree, now is all we got to do what we believe. I am different from our body and mind. So I believe that my spirit is eternal. When die, we only give back to the earth what we borrowed from it...our bodies and minds.


Jessica Nelson said...

I wonder too, what God is like. And Jesus. They probably look different. Will I be able to hug them??
I think God gave us an imagination for a reason, and I think we should use it for Him. :-)

Nancy said...

I love this post. I love the song. I'm counting on the hug, Jessica. That is the one thing I can imagine because it is so like God to be loving.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kara,

Many, many years ago I had a vision and I like to think there was some meaning to it. I hold hope that that's where I will end up in the end. It's as clear to me today as it was the day I had it.

I saw myself at the top of a small hill holding hands with God as I looked down upon a meadow with a gentle river running beside it. Below my sister waited for me. I was probably 16 or 17 when I had that dream/vision and was sitting in church at the time. My sister sat in the pew beside me, still alive.

I think the after-life will be partially what we make it. God is amazing and crafty that way. And there will be dancing!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I don't think I could even begin to imagine how awesome our God is, but I'm really trying to appreciate Him every day!!

Kara said...

Thank you all for commenting:) I think the hug will be awesome and I'm trying to appreciate him everyday. Suma, that is a beautiful a belief.