Living In This World But Not Of This World, a God Dream.

Child of God.


Today I watched my precious grandson Jayce. He is close to 5 months old, already. Time does not stand still and goes oh so fast. There are moments my 'little lion' will get fussy and is so tired, but fights sleep. Today was one of those days. I laid horizontal on the bed with Jayce. I turned on the hair dryer and gently moved it above and around him. The noise and warm air relaxed him and in minutes he was in a sweet slumber. Thank You Lord, it worked again like a charm. I propped the hair dryer on a bench next to the bed and kept it at a low hum.

I shut my eyes. Rocco, Abby's 50 pound, 15 month old puppy lay next to me and somewhere in between Benji, my ole guy 15 years plus, all of 8 pounds, was snoozing. We were all curled up side by side. I drifted to sweet sleep. I had a dream and I saw myself lying on a large, puffy, brilliant, white cloud. It looked like dozens of soft, air filled, cotton candies sprinkled with the palest, fine, diamond like crystals piled on top of each other. I could see my profile, it seemed translucent like it was etched in a fine lined, charcoal grey pencil. The cloud was outlined in what appeared to be the fairest pale blue, iridescent pearls. I was lying on my side similar to a fetal position. I looked oh so peaceful and flawless. Flawless I liked that. ( JK) Not. My body had a hue of warm mist over and around it. It was like moisturizer was being spayed from above barely touching my skin. The temperature was a perfect warm that gently swayed back and forth in a most gentle breeze. I felt like I was in a state of bliss. This sense of being and belonging was familiar territory. I hoped in my body I would not return. In the back of my mind I knew I was going to return. I did not want to come back. In the background I could hear the warm hum of the hair dryer. I opened my eyes briefly to peek at Jayce. I thought,' Oh my God He is a beautiful baby. He is perfect. I am so thankful.' I could feel the warm breath of Rocco breathing on my back. I shut my eyes. I went back into sweet slumber.

The cloud I was on moved over a dozen or so volcano's of different shapes, charcoal colors, and sizes. Each volcano looked like it had erupted before and had birth marks from the explosion trailing down the sides, leaving a ridge of frozen lava as a remembrance. Each volcano had a lid on it similar to a cookie jar.The lids all laid on their perspective volcano. Each volcano looked like it was on the verge of erruption. Some were at a slow rumble, gently swaying and stirring inside. Others seemed to roar and shake back and forth like they could blast their lid at any given second. Some were sitting in a stew like state like something was simmering inside. A hissing steam was creeping from the lids on a couple of volcano's similar to a tea pot that was blowing steam. The single stream of heat went from the lid and moved like a cylinder of clear smoke into the bright blue sky.

In my Spirit I knew each individual volcano represented an individual,community or family. Intuitively as I moved over each volcano it was like I had a familiarity with each situation or person. Although I could not put my finger on who, what or where. It seemed that each volcano needed to blow to take off the pressure to get relief. The years of build up was ready to explode and what was in the path would go down in the consuming lava. The lava represented seeds of doubt, confusion, despair and lies that grew and were festering to explode. I knew what was on the path needed to get to a safe harbor and rise up fast.

In my heart I knew that the God I serve is the only safe harbor. He is the only way to true peace. His Love never forsakes us. People, places and things do not complete us. If one places their dependence on another or something then surely disappointment will follow because nothing stays the same, no one can fix or repair us and no one is perfect except the Father Son and Holy Spirit. There is only one that makes us complete. There is one that never changes and keeps His Word. The creator of all the heavens and earth. The God that sent His only son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for our sins so we could be made righteous with God the Father. The road is narrow. There is one path to the Living God and it is through His son Jesus. Acts 3 :19-21

I had abundance of joy on the cloud knowing the Lord cures and saves. My love for Christ In knowing I am delivered from the snares of the enemy gave me peace. Because I am in the Family of God everlasting hope and love seemed to consume my being. I was content and safe in knowing it is he Spirit of the Lord that controls the winds of life and causes the rivers to flow.

I moved along and the sight was arduous but the peace of God stayed on me, in me and around me. My Spirit Child was being kindled. I felt the urgency inside to be bold and stand for the truth. I felt a fire inside for the Lord God. I knew it was the Holy Spirit moving on me. I felt so consumed in the Love of God that I did not want to wake up. I was in the LIght. I did not want to return and see the dark in the World less I be tempted. I am a Child of Almighty God and the everlasting peace of God does not have to leave me. I can stay fixed n the Light when I keep my footage in His Living Word and keep my eyes fixed on things above.

I knew that the exhilaration I was experiencing would change because I live in the World. When Born again the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit my teacher, guide and comforter manifests in my being. I have another sense that the World does not know. 1 John 3:1-10. Children of God know what I write. We are spiritual beings living in this tent. We live by Gods word and not what the World dictates we need to live to thrive. Living in Gods Word is another World and is a choice we make. He wants all to come to HIm and know His Love and love Him. Many deny and will be consumed by the enemy that roams the earth to devour souls. Acts 3:19-21 Many Children have one foot in and one foot out of the world and need to make a choice. Who do you serve?

I heard Jayce stir. I glanced at my watch. We had slumbered for fourty two minutes. I woke and returned from spiritual bliss. I wanted to remember each detail. I tip toed to my laptop to not to wake Jayce or the dogs. That was a trick in and of itself. I knew God was going to show me something more. I prayed that He please reveal to me. I started typing and in just moments dogs and my 'little lion' were up and refreshed. In between feeding jayce and running after Rocco because he escaped outside, I typed. I believe I wrote each detail of my journey on the cloud. LIfe was back on and I was in it. I knew in my Spirit God would reveal more when it was His time. I decided to title this writing,' Living in the World but Not of this World.'

I let this writing rest for a few days. I asked God to show me what He meant as I drifted over the volcanos. Usually I have a hard time sitting on something I write. I want to complete it and move on. My Spirit was at peace. I just knew when I could hear and recieve a word from God He would reveal more to me. Glory Be to God.

I had this spiritual experience 7 days ago. Oh Precious God is true to His Word. Ask in my name according to my will and it shall be given to you. 1 John 3:22. Christ has revealed more to me. I wrote and wrote and I am editing Part 2. So you are graciously invited back to hear the conclusion of God's message. It is for Christ I write, moved by the Sprit in me. It is not for my self that I write. Not for wages, fame or Glory. God is my source and He does provide and He keep's HIs Children under His wings. He will never leave nor forsake His Children. I am so honored and Blessed to be His Child and to have a host of brothers and sisters all over the world that share the truth and message of the Gospel and Love. 1 John 3:24

God Bless you All. It is Gods desire for all HIs creation to know and love Him. John 3:16 If you know Him not, maybe today is the day to asks Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior. He is the pathway to Eternal LIfe with God the Father and HIs Son in the LIght. You do not want eternity in spiritual death seperated from God with the enemy and his followers, do you? Not pretty at all, forever never ends. So choose the LIght today, your peachy life will change. God mends broken legs and broken hearts.

It is for God I serve because He loved me first that I desire to write. I have an urgency to write because Jesus is going to return. The day is coming closer, not farther away. I pray that any that are lost or feel on the edge or need encouragement would be led to the truth.

In Him, Skye

Part Two Completed, Praise to God! 02/20/2011

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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Brenda Durham Thank you precious sista. I remember the day I wrote this. Oh the presence of God is euphoria. He so loves us. Glory to God my friend. Hope you are doing well I am praying for you each day. Love you siter, In Christ. Skye


Brenda Durham 3 years ago

Visiting this hub again; it's like being immersed in Peace!


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

quirinus So nice to see you for a visit. God Bless you my brother. Oh yes. 'our young men will see visions our old men dreams' Matthew

God relates to us in everything. We just need to keep our eyes on Him to see. I miss the boat but I get back on because He is good. I will be by for a visit soon. May Gods favor shine in you today and always.


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Quirinus 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

So happy to hear from a fellow hubber who believes that the Spirit uses our dreams to send us insights or guidance. Thanks for sharing, Sky!


skye 5 years ago

nova sky Thank you so much my sweet sister Hugs always. In Christ.


Nova Sky 5 years ago

You have an incredibly poetic way of writing. Truly a gift.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

hyphenbird Hey sister. You are precious and my heart is smiles at your beautiful comment. Glory to God ON HIGH. Stay in the word my Friend. I love ya In Christ.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The best sleep ever is when a baby or young child is lying beside me. They are so close to Gos and perfection that my mind and soul become peaceful. This is a lovely devotional. Joy, Hyph


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

knightheart we are just moving along at the hubs tonight. Too funny. Thank you so much for a Blessed comment. You know bro it is the Spirit in me that moves as with you. You keep riding those wings of the eagle. It is beautiful you teach the children. Oh my they are so special. At church today the Pastor was giving stats about how many in their 20's are walking from the faith.

Around 20 percent. He said it is so very important our children grandchildren hear at home and of course Sunday school because that is the only place their young minds will hear. The world has pulled from GOD as we know But the good news Satan is defeated to hell he knows it too. He is a goner.We have the name above all names Jesus. Yes keep preachin it brother. Keep on u will. You will. Phil 4:13 I will return. I must get off tonight.So tired

Sweet dreams I just love ya brother In Christ. Hugs.


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Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA

WOW!

What a beautiful article! You surely are blessed and thanks for sharing this revelation God gave you!

Our God is truly an AWESOME God! I just taught a lesson in my church today about I John 2:15. It is sure difficult sometimes to teach children that the things of this world and the world itself are Satan's lures to get people away from God. God made that special place in all of our hearts than only He can fill. But of course, we try to put things of this world in that space and it fails to satisfy every time!

Putting God first in EVERYTHING is the only key to joy, peace, and security that all of us seek so and want so much. Why can't we learn that it won't work???

Until we meet our Creator in Heaven , we won't fully realize the foolishness of trying to satisfy the Flesh rather than Living to please the Spirit. Nothing on the Earth comes even close to the perfection and wonders of Heaven we will have and spending eternity with God!

Praise God there is still time to put Him FIRST in our lives and store up things of eternal value.

Oh Lord, give us strength to turn our backs on the world's sinful pleasures and idols that Satan so cunningly tempts us with. Help us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to give YOU first place in our hearts and lives and spread the news of your grace, mercy, and total love for us! Keep us ever faithful to You and Your Kingdom and help us daily to let your Light shine through us to draw others to you!

Thanks and am so pleased to see another Christian writer here on the Hub. The Hub is sure a place that needs to hear the Truth! Ministries sure can come from anywhere!!! Praise God!!!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Hello James precious brother. I am always glad with joy to see you for a visit. Your compliment is a smile on my heart. Coming from the most talented writer I believe I have read. Which reminds me to go over for a read. I just love ya. I pray all is well with you and yours. Keep in the Light bro and everything is gonna be alright!!! Amen to that hey? Did you get to read part 11? Do come back in time and check it out. God revealed much to me.

HUGS Warrior, In HIM.................. ( - ;


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed reading your wonderful Hub. You have a beautiful grandson, to be sure. You are touched by God and oh what a blessing that is. Great message here! Thank you.


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Great hub, God bless your grandson.


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fred allen 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

As I read, your dream became real to me. From the lovingkindness of our Father, to the imagery of a lost world ready to erupt as they wish for peace yet know not where it can be found. I see anger in so many. I see selfishness that does not bring self satisfaction. True happiness can only be found in the giving of one's self to a higher purpose...The will of God. I live in a world that is on fire. People panic as they look for escape. They think if they hide they will be safe from harm. There is as you so eloquently put... only one safe haven. Our call is to find the hiding and lead them to safe haven. Your sweet spirit will give them comfort to come out of hiding and into the light. I will join you in this cause.

Our Father will lead us to them.

Forever grateful for your encouragement

Fred


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

jeanie R 'sista' Thank You precious one for such a Heartfelt comment. After this I had another dream 'How loud is your bark" They seem to take time to digest but God reveals to me in HIS small still voice. I love HIM so much and have this incredible urge to tell others how much He loves all His people, like I have not known in my being. I love ya and I am honored to know you. You keep on with your passion for prayer. Your hub for me was an answer to prayer today. Love n Hugs In Him 'sista'


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JeanieR 5 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

Wow, Skye, a powerful hub! I've been off Hubpages for a couple of weeks and got back in to check your comment, followed you here. What blessing! Your writing is like power-food for the spirit.

Now I am wondering about the timing of this article, just prior to the quake in Japan and somewhat related volcanoes acting up. Interesting! Keep listening, dear sister, you have ears sharpened for the Still Small Voice. Blessings to you and yours!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Your grandson is adorable. Love your grasp of words and your ability to paint pictures with them. I can see how deep your love is for God. Keep up the good work and have a great day.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Raymond Tremain My brother. Greetings. SO nice to see you at my hub as always. I am touched by your loving comment. Yes bro peace is found in Jesus Christ. One day no more strife and we can have it on planet earth. I have come to find my troubles are of my own making. I get ahead of Jesus. I am working on it. lol. Love you In Him. June awesome thumbs up, it will be great to meet with you. Cheers to the Living Word. Hugs Galore. I do pray for the Aussies and pray the flood has brought many to the Redeemer.


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Raymond Tremain 5 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

Skye it was by chance I got here, but your story very touching and the warmth in it.

Yes God is so Good he gives to us just the right thing at the right time, what a peaceful few moments that you all were able to have.

Your adventure was to show you that there is peace when you are with the Lord, so many fail to see this and they stay in this world, where being with God we can be at rest.

The problem is that not all are believers, and then they stay in the world, where the believers look forward to the coming of our Jesus Christ.

The Lord is faithful and He will give to us and show us the things to come which are not of this world, and you had a glimps of it in your slumber.

see you in June

God loves all

Raymond xo


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Highvoltagewriter You are so special. I just want to grab and hug you. Well I will send a warm virtual hug. Thank You for Blessing me!! Love ya In Him

DeBorrah K. Ogans My precious sista in Him. You are a light in this dark world. Your loving words are edifying to my Spirit and so many others. You shine on sweet one. I love You. I am truly Blessed with your words. Hugs 'sista'

bayoulady It is a Blessing to see you here. I love your visits. You are a Jewell in the chest of Gods treasures. Hugs 'sista' I must get over for a read soon!!

cristina327 You have left me words of encouragement. I am honored and Blessed to know you. God is so awesome. I am grateful he placed our paths on these hub pages of love. Keep on sister. In Him. Love you.

hgsouth Thank you for stopping in. I am touched and humbled. Your kind words are inspriation to me. Love N hugs. You keep on In Him.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

For some reason I missed this one and I read part two first! I guess that is my style to do things backwards, ;)! Anyway I just want to tell you that I praise God for what he has reveled to you and for your wonderful way with words!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Skye2day, This is marvelous! “In my heart I knew that the God I serve is the only safe harbor. He is the only way to true peace. His Love never forsakes us. People, places and things do not complete us. If one places their dependence on another or something then surely disappointment will follow because nothing stays the same, no one can fix or repair us and no one is perfect except the Father Son and Holy Spirit.There is only One that makes us complete” Amen! & AMEN!! This is a true revelation! This is why it is so important for each of us to individually build an ongoing personal an intimate relationship with the Lord! His presence is available 24/7!

I see you are enjoying Jayce, he's beautiful. They grow so fast! Xzavius is a delightful child as well... God Bless you! Yes! "To be in the world but not of the world!"

Wonderful & Inspiring! Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

beautiful slumber,laying near a babe, and dreams of our Lord.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

What an excellent hub it is skye2day. Full of great thoughts to ponder about. I love what you say here :

n my heart I knew that the God I serve is the only safe harbor. He is the only way to true peace. His Love never forsakes us. People, places and things do not complete us. If one places their dependence on another or something then surely disappointment will follow because nothing stays the same, no one can fix or repair us and no one is perfect except the Father Son and Holy Spirit. There is only one that makes us complete. There is one that never changes and keeps His Word. The creator of all the heavens and earth. The God that sent His only son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for our sins so we could be made righteous with God the Father. The road is narrow. There is one path to the Living God and it is through His son

Amen to this passage. Truly indeed only God is the true source op peace,a peace that transcends all understanding. There is no greater way to live life other than to live in the center of God's will.

Remain blessed always. Best regards.

Cristina


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. Very well written and I am glad to know you from your spirituality side. Well done, my friend. God bless you..

Love and peace,


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hgsouth 5 years ago

What a great post. Thank you.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

lovestoread 'sista' I just love ya to pieces. You are a love and your thumbs up inspires me. In Heartfelt gratitude All Glory to God sista. You keep on and keep on. In Him. Hugs Galore.

kislany Blessings. I am honored you came for a visit. You are precious. I must come over to your hubs of love for a read. Big Hugs

christ4ever I am touched with your words. I am Blessed. You keep soaring on the eagles wings rev ted ( - ; Hugs Galore.


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Loves To Read 5 years ago

Precious 'sista' skye, up and beautiful. As always your writing is so anointed and from the heart. You are a very precious and rare gem in God's jewel box my friend.

He is really moving and i also feel the urgency to reach out to the lost before it is too late.

What a beautiful way to spend your afternoon, but that is when we hear from God. As we stay quiet and yield ourselves to Him, He shows us wonderous things to share.

Love the song skye and how true it sadly is. We need to step out of our comfort zone to reach out to others.

God will pour His abundant love on you for your faithfulness my friend. Love ya sis.

Jaycee is sooo gorgeous.

Love and Hugs


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kislany 5 years ago from Cyprus

Oh this is really sweet. Just the perfect read! And your grandson IS adorable!


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

AMEN to NOT being of this world, yet the Kingdom to come! Nice piece and looking forward the the rest. Praise Him!... blessings... Rev.Ted


His daughter 5 years ago

A beautiful Hub. Thank you for sharing.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Beautiful... and cute grandson!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

As always, another GREAT HUB!! You go skye2day!! Voted-Up!!


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Fantastic, I love casting crowns. Living in this world but not of this world is a vital statement to be reminded of daily as the world is always about doing worldy things. I love your thoughts and enjoyed reading, very inspiring. Thank YOU! :) Katie


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

What a dream, but you are right, True Peace always through our GOD.


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Beautiful.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Skye,

Nicely done. You've painted a lovely picture. Thanks for sharing.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Beautiful imagery Skye I am looking forward to part 2 to see the rest of the symbolism in them.

The hair dryer trick is interesting. : )


arnold schwertman 5 years ago

very nice your a good writer thank you


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

You do not appear old enough to be a grandparent. I hope you enjoy every second possible with the child. Just enjoy!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Brenda Durham 'Sista' awesome to see you. I am touched with your comment. Thank you so much. One day at a time precious gem!! I so agree with your testimony on living in and out of the world. God knows, He understands. Our willing hearts give him pleasure and favor Amen. I love you. Hugs Galore 'sista'.

Vladimir Uhri I love ya brother. Sending many Blessings. In Him. SO awesome to hear from you. I am Blessed.

Breakfastpop I am so happy to see you.(-; I need to get over for my updates from my most favorite reporter of all time! I love you BP. You keep on sista. In Him.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful and moving piece. Your grandson is marvelous.


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Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thank you my sis.


Brenda Durham 5 years ago

Oh I love this!

And that Casting Crowns song's one of my favorites even though ya don't hear it as much as the rest of their songs usually....

Sometimes I think it's hard to live in this world and yet be not of this world. And other times I know that our ability to understand that comes from God, and we are mightily blessed.

Such a wonderful testimony, lady. I'm eager to read the rest. Nothing trivial about the message here.

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