Ready for Liftoff!

You are the Master Communicator, Lord!  I know this… yet You never cease to amaze me with Your creativity!  Yesterday, the “medium” You chose for Your message was a…

… helicopter???

I was meeting with a dear sister.  We always gather in Your Presence.  And You never disappoint us! Yesterday was “just another day” in the wonder of doing Life with You!

“Today is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  (Psalm 118:24)

You have stirred her heart with a longing.  A desire to be more intentional about sharing Your Good News in the marketplace. She is a business owner with a great sphere of influence.  She has begun this journey with You in this New Year.

She had just begun to describe the book You have directed her to read.  The questions You are teaching her to ask — of others, but first, of herself.  So she will be ready for the opportunities You have already prepared for her.

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect…”  (1 Peter 3:15)

We have talked hundreds of times, Lord.  We always come into Your Presence with a sense of expectancy.  Knowing You will speak in some unusual way… causing us to take notice.  Often, it is through nature.  A bird.  A flower.  A raccoon.

But never a helicopter!!!  Never say “never”… Amen, Lord?

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  (Matthew 19:26)

The helicopter passed directly overhead.  It was so loud, we had to wait.  Just as suddenly, we both realized:  This must be significant!  What were You saying, Lord?  The meaning came in a flash of insight!  Like a Light piercing the darkess!

In my spirit’s “eyes,” I saw the helicopter rising… drawing souls heavenward!  First, a few.  Then, many. I spoke what I “saw”… and we both burst into laugher!  From the sheer JOY of Your unprecedented encouragement, Lord!

My sister has never shared Your Good News before like she will soon be sharing it.  She is following Your lead and seeking You with all her heart.  And here You are… sending her this visual confirmation of the eternal fruit You will bring about through her efforts!

My sister said she thinks of helicopters in the context of war.  Isn’t that also the Truth, Lord?  Aren’t we all in a cosmic battle?  Isn’t that why we need Your armor?  Isn’t that we “fight on our knees”… in prayer?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against… the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground… And pray…”

I was curious.  What’s the meaning of “heli” – the root of helicopter?  SUN.

Spelled… SON?  🙂

Forever looking up…

Abba’s Girl


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