One night as I was soaking in worship, I saw a vision of myself walking with Jesus in a forest. I felt an amazing peace and joy flooding my heart, just loving Him and receiving His love for me.
As we were walking along He asked me: “What do you want to see?” Before I could answer the scene changed a number of times: Walking with Jesus on the beach, walking with Jesus on a mountain top with waterfalls, walking with Jesus next to a huge beautiful river, walking with Jesus in a field of flowers.
He asked me again: “What do you want to see? You know I will give you the desires of your heart. Whatever you ask, I‘ll show you.”
I’ve had many encounters before where He would talk to me and give me answers I was looking for, He would hug me, dry my tears, comfort me etc. I felt all of those were so nice and so good to steady my heart at that particular point in time. It was different this time. It felt as if it would be selfish to ask for something like that again.
So I replied to Him: “I want to see what You see, I want to see Your heart.”
As soon as I said that the scene changed again a number of times.
Walking with Jesus in slums.
Walking with Jesus towards prostitutes.
Riding an elevator full of people with Jesus.
Sitting with Jesus in a bar.
Sitting with Jesus and drug addicts.
Watching an artist paint with Jesus.
Listening to someone singing and playing guitar with Jesus.
As we sat there listening, Jesus said:
“These are My kids. I love them. Love them like I love them. You are my hands and feet. They will get to know Me through you. You need to go places that others won’t. That is what is on My heart.”
I will go.
I will love them.
“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
~ Psalm 16:6 (NIV)
“Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:14 (MSG)