As I sat eating breakfast, there is a flowered plant on the table and as I looked at it, I thought that all the beautiful flowers that God has created here on this earth are just very tiny hints of what the Lord has in store for us as we go to be with Him. Even with my wild imagination, I can envision but a poor thought of what it might look like. As I thought about this, I thought of how even what we have here must be given sunlight and water or it will die. Immediately as the thought crossed my mind, a flower fell off onto the table and died. It felt like God was listening to my thoughts. I know He is real and I am anxious to meet Him face to face.
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
When I was born, my earthly father gave me the name Sherwood. This name actually means, ‘a clearing in the forest’. I have often thought of what that means in my life with God. I have thought many times that it was to clear away the debris of world opinion against the God of Creation and give some understanding to what it means to follow after Him. Thus I have seen, as I look back, that that is exactly what I have been doing in the last few years here in this blog. (Incidentally, I hate that name, blog, for what it is that we write) To continue, recently, I was at a meeting where a group of folks had come from the States and were about to pray over some of us individually. I was selected as one and the couple prayed and then one of them said, I have just been told your spiritual name, it is, “Sequoia”. (A sequoia is a very tall tree) As I have prayed about this and sought God about this name, I keep coming up with this picture in my mind of a tall sequoia tree in the midst of a clearing in the forest. The image I have selected for this article is as close to what I have visualized as I can find. But to go one step further, I feel the Lord is giving me a different spelling og my spiritual name, “Seqoiyah” and I like that a lot as it puts me in connection with the Great “I AM”. Thank you Father.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Throughout the ages, there have been people looking for the fountain of youth and it was found way back two thousand years ago in the person of Jesus/Yeshua. Yes, it is true, you can live forever and there is only one requirement, you must regret and repent of your past and ask Him to come into your heart. It sounds crazy but it is true, you can live a joyous happy life of wonder and amazement with this one simple pill. Swallow your pride and live forever. Yeshua/Jesus is the door into the Kingdom of eternal blessings and you will never ever be bored again.