Monday, August 31, 2009

Books to Read

Yesterday's post was somewhat self-indulgent. I was wallowing far too much. I did get myself together and I started reading a new book. It is a book about Heaven. Intra Muros, My Dream of Heaven by Rebecca Ruter Springer. "the story itself presents it as a vision, her subtitle presents it as a dream." I am only about 50 pages into it and so far it is good. It sounds accurate as far as my human mind can tell and I haven't had any checks in my spirit about anything yet. There was a part I found really cool. This woman was visiting with her parents in Heaven and her dad was called away to do his job. His job was "called usually to those who enter life with little preparation - what we on earth would call a death-bed repentance." I thought that was so cool, the phrase "enter life". She was talking about entering Heaven!!! The people who got saved just as their earthly life was ending, they had no knowledge of spiritual things and this man was one of the ones who instructs them after they get to Heaven. How awesome is that!!!

This is another book I have read. 90 Minutes in Heaven. It is good too. It tells about a man who was in a car accident and pronounced dead at the scene. A minister stopped at the accident and prayed for him. He survived, but was in Heaven for 90 minutes. Again, it sounds accurate as far as my human mind can tell.

When I started reading the book last night, I wondered if I was becoming obsessed with Heaven. Then I figured if Peyton was in China, I would want to read everything that I could about China. Especially since I too, will be living in Heaven someday. So for now, I've decided I am normal. (laughing and typing)
If we all thought more about what it is like in Heaven, we wouldn't get so wrapped up in the small annoying things that go on in this temporary earthly life. We would have more of a "don't sweat the small stuff" attitude. We could save our focus and energy for more significant things, eternal things.
I am learning so much on this journey, eternal stuff. From the minute Peyton was gone, I had a supernatural revelation of God's love for me, it saturated me. All these years I thought I knew, but now it is different. He loves me so much even on the days I lose my focus and wallow in the grief. He never gives up on me. I am a work in progress.


Kelley said...

I read 90 minutes in Heaven and it was a great comfort to me.

Mona said...

I think you are totally and completely normal - for a child of God, anyway! That's where our citizenship is so it would be good to know where we came from and where we're going!

I too read 90 minutes in Heaven - only the chapters regarding his time in Heaven. Loved it!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Have you read any of Randy Alcorn's books? I liked his book "Heaven" and his fiction books are EXCELLENT, especially "Safely Home."