At the sound of the kettle’s whistle and the smell of breakfast your eyes open. Wherever this world is everything feels real, including the food that tastes better than home.  The window reveals it’s another beautiful day.  You pull on shorts and a T-shirt and open your door.  Warm air is flowing in from the open front door and on the veranda the table is laid for breakfast.  Joseph at the cooker turns to smile. “I thought the smell of cooking would arouse you. We’ll start with granola, yoghurt and those juicy strawberries Carpenter grows.  Between mouthfuls you comment on the glorious weather. Joseph nods. “Before the flood there was only morning dew, but we need the rain in different measures to refresh and restore, but here it’s only during the night.”

At your comment about wishing it was like that on earth Joseph laughs. “Believe me, you haven’t left earth, this is just a different dimension.  God’s Kingdom is as Mary described your icy swim. You experienced what you believed.  If you seek God you will find Him for He is always there, you just can’t see Him.  The more time you spend reading the Bible, to find out about God and Jesus, the more aware you will become.  From your dreams you may remember little, but every experience of God feeds your spirit. When your spiritual eyes and ears are opened, the veil between His Kingdom and the world grows thinner.  Now I had better go and cook those eggs.”

You feel your eyes are being opened, although your mind is barely able to comprehend all you have been hearing. However, you will believe that your seed of faith is growing within you.  You sit back and listen to Joseph singing.

Read:  “So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honourable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind.”  Philippians 4:8 (TPT)


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