Overlooking the vast ocean and waves crashing up on the shore; the setting and sounds were breathtaking. I could close my eyes and fully surrender to the peace surrounding me. The location of the setting that was chosen on this 22 mile stretch of beach was my absolute favorite. Something stirs deep inside of me every time I see it. Something very heavy and monumental in the shape of a cross that washed up from the ocean serves as a reminder to everyone that passes by. Beyond the shore into the waves as they crash mightily over it. As I gazed and looked at the cross for countless hours that day, my heart was enveloped in the deepest love.
The cross where Jesus paid the ultimate price for everything. Once and for all. He was bruised, beaten, pierced and left to die on the cross for you and me and everyone in this world. All sickness, sin, trial and pain, temptation, wound, heartache, and anything you could ever imagine or experience was covered by Jesus on the cross.
Passion stirred within my heart. A deep sense of humility and thankfulness filled within me. Something that neither you nor I ever deserved. Christ died for me. He died for you. I visualized the setting of that dark day when Jesus was crucified. Tears welled up within me. I could see Him there. The pain in His eyes. The weight of the world upon Him. Then He began to say give me all that concerns you. Each and every thing. Leave it here at cross. Look to Me to complete you. Words can not even begin to describe the transactions that took place. It was something heavenly.
I have been pondering on that encounter that happened last week. It is embedded in my heart and mind forever. I pray that you can also grasp the reality of the cross. That you can look to the cross. Look to Jesus in every situation you face. He is there for you. He is always with you. By your side. He longs to be the one you seek first and foremost. If you are seeking healing, restoration, salvation, rescue, anything and everything can be found when you look to the cross.
A sweet bloom of ours texted me from out of the blue today with the following message:
I’ve been thinking about you lately! I really wanna dedicate myself to the Lord. I feel the closest to Him now more than ever and I’m just so happy! I wanted to share with you! Love yaaaaa! I just feel so good and blessed. I’ve become a different person. I feel like no one seen this coming I feel like God gave me the opportunity to share His love with my friends that need peace in their heart and I am. I just wanna be good all around! I love EG and hopefully I can be a part of something BIG eventually! I wanna change lives! God made me wanna feel this. It’s so awesome I can’t help my happiness! This is just so beautiful! He loves me and my family so much! He has great plans for me.- EG Bloom Vanessa D.
She is awakened to the new life, love and happiness that is found in Jesus. You can experience this too!
Look at this sweet belly pic of Bloom Vanessa during her pregnancy:
You are invited to experience the same happiness and love that Vanessa is feeling right now. You can dedicate your heart and life to Jesus.
Simply pray this prayer: Jesus, I look to your cross. I look to you to save me. Rescue me from the life I have been living. I ask you to come into my heart and fill me full of joy, peace and love. I surrender my life into your hands. I know that you have the best for me. I want to feel close to you.
If you just prayed that prayer, the angels are rejoicing in heaven! We would love to rejoice with you too! Many promises await you.
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “YES!” And through Christ, our Amen (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His glory. It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as His own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us. 2 Corinthians 1:20-22