The best jacuzzi ever...


**This post is a friday series post on Light Her Lamp. This friday, may you experience the best jacuzzi ever**

Something happened at the end of the TERC meeting today that partially ignited the thoughts of this post, the other inspiration came from my mind that usually travels as far as the North pole.

So, after all the discussions and interpretations of what everyone understood certain scriptures to be, T said a prayer...and while she was praying we all felt this jolting relaxing feeling, like we were in the presence of Someone Who is bigger than each of us, Someone Who is much more important than our problems...we felt we were in the presence of God...

Have u ever experienced God's presence...maybe with ur eyes closed while lying on your bed or your very soft sofa, or maybe while on an airplane or a train, just as your imagination travels to things of nature all around you and how beautiful they look? I definitely felt His relaxing presence today...it made me dream of a distant get-away resort on an island. Then I began to concur up images of a pool filled with warm water like a sauna where water is poured over heated stones to produce relaxing/healing heat, or a hot tub or spa/jacuzzi, and the edges of the pool in my imagination were shaped in the form of sofas/cushions (orange-colored), and once you wade in the warm water for a while you can take your rest at the orange sofa at the end of the pool, and guess what? The orange sofa was also in the form of a warm water-bed. Also in the vicinity, I imagined a soft wind blowing from the North...

Forgive my crazy images, but that's how I feel about God's presence. God's presence relaxes your storms. When God shows up, all other insignificant things become quiet and only Him becomes significant. When God shows up, mountains skip, storms cease, the deer gives birth, trees bow, and winds blow. Doesn't have to be physical things, even the things in the invisible are commanded to bow in the presence of God. It doesn't matter what it is, or how tall the giant is, or how hard the battle may be, at the sound of His Name every knee must bow. The soft wind I imagined was blowing in the vicinity was God's wind that was refreshing the people...

So this friday, all you have to do is buy this dream ticket and travel to God's resort island...to a place where nothing can shake you, but where everything obeys His commands...you can go to that place right now, by faith and by believing that He can bring you to that place. The bible says in 1 Peter 5:7 that you should "cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you..." But you MUST first believe, Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Everything may not be the way you envisioned for it to be at this stage in your life, but when you take a vacation from work, you leave behind all your office drama. Do the same today, leave ur problems and take a vacation with God. In due time, your problems will be solved, if you can only wait for God.

Psalm 37:7a "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him"

18 comments:

Allied said...

Jaycee.. Like i told you earlier, i also felt the presence. Mine was on a crowded bus going to work.

Did you notice nobody wanted to go back to the discussion? I didnt want to lose that peace.

After everyone hung up, it made me realize that God was trying to tell us that, "these trival things do not matter. i am with you either way."

Jaycee said...

Lollll...exactly the feeling I got! It was very beautiful to stop talking, and just to acknowledge that He was there with us. Basically, what happened is that we stopped talking to ourselves and started talking to God. There was definitely a change...

I shd get the Miles Monroe book once I have time...that was an excellent suggestion.

mack said...

I love the music-- it's almost my favorite of chrisian balads.

eddiie said...

I love the loo of that Jaccuzzi.It makes me day dream...

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

Amen...
let me take my vacation right now..
enjoy ur weekend

~Mimi~ said...

gosh i've missed 3 terc meetings
:( not my fault. how are u babe?

God's presence...let's just say I totally understand why paul said he was torn between leaving or staying on earth..as in, I totally get him!! to think one will be in that presence 247...hhmmmm...

~Mimi~ said...

what myles munroe book are u talking about by the way?

Olamild said...

Mama likes
The feeling u get when God is in your midst..is simply indescribable.

Believer said...

There is nothing like being in His prescence, in His presence is fullness of joy. It's like being transported into a place where although stuff is happening all around you, you are just still, just you and Him. Beautiful. Wish I made TERC today!

~mimi~ said...

p.s u and i have similar music tastes :) ok, i'm officially stalking ur blog...

Jaycee said...

Mimi...lol @ ur comment(s). The book was titled somn like, 'the Role of Women'...but I may be wrong. It was recommended by Chi!

I thank God @ everyone's comments, being in His presence can't be compared with any other feeling. When you're really in His presence (which shd be ALWAYS) you shouldn't even wanna be anywhere else, u'll just want to remain there...

In practicality, we are not always in the presence of God because of distractions in this world. But we can all strive to press forward and reach that place where we are almost always in His presence. I'm getting to that place because I know there's nothing impossible with God. He said we shd "ask" and we shall "receive." In His presence, you'll have some serious JOY and everyone is bound to think you've lost it...ha ha.

Prettylyf said...

Thanks for stopping by mine and wishing me well. It's nice to see you're done with you med school journey, congratulations. It's also great seeing your love for God portrayed on your blog! I love Jeremy Camp too :)

Have a beautiful week!

Jaycee said...

thanks prettylyf...I'm not done with med sch yet though, but I'm glad u think I'm done. I see myself being done soon...lol. Thank God.

Marin said...

What a lovely post, jaycee. Sometimes in the midst of life's hecticness, it is difficult to cast all your cares on him......Is it okay if I think of being in God's presence like bein in a sauna with the warmth seeping through my body?, lol. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Have a great week.

Neers said...

i have! have felt HIS presence... all the time!

Jem said...

Indeed. I can relate that the Lord's presence is such a soothing and cleansing calm..... very therapeutic and a reminder that you can indeed be at rest in the midst of the challenges. The challenges are not the issue, only stepping stones. In all things, I have a sound mind.

9jaQT said...

Wow - it's so refreshing to finally come across a 9ja blog written by someone who is truly striving to make Christ the center of their life!! I applaud you. I see you're in Washington DC, I'll be moving there next year from FL God willing. It'd be great to have some cool Christian 9ja friends to chill with...who are crazy about suya :) (PS - believe it or not, that is how I found your blog. Heard your voice comment about suya on someone else's blog and decided to check out the demanding suya chic out for myself !) africanqween@gmail.com

God's child said...

Just the other day, I was praying and kept repeating to myself, "I know the voice of the Good Shepard and the voice of a stranger I will not follow", and then I felt it, I heard noises, and then they stopped. I kept confessing same statement, and then got still, and then I heard it again, and I got excited! Like wow God is here, and it was so calming yet exciting, at that moment, I didnt want to get away from that. You know the feeling where NOTHING absolutely NOTHING matters but Him filling your heart...its amazing, its love all over again! "Be still and know that I am God!"
Jaycee I sent u an email, I would love to join in the TERC conference