Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.
Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense;
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my entire life today. Through this I believe the Holy Spirit imparted to my heart several truths. I would like first to share the experience with you, and then I will do my best to explain what I learned through it, and I pray your heart is encouraged as mine.
I helped take care of my grand baby today. She is so precious to me, but a challenge to care for. This is because she is two years old, and climbs like a monkey. I have to keep a close watch on her constantly because her coordination is not equal to her adventurous personality. Falling and injury are two consequences I want her to avoid, and especially to avoid when she's on my watch. I want her kept as safe as possible for return to her parents, and the Lord has been faithful to supply this need.
We were having a really enjoyable day, and about half our day had passed, and it was time for lunch. I prepared her food, and we sat together at the dinner table. While she was eating I observed her twisting and turning in her chair, and looking up and all around, and she was moving in ways that pushed the safety limit. I therefore decided to get my phone and play some praise and worship music for us hoping this would settle her down. Here I must say that both of her parents were raised in Christian homes, but neither of them currently give evidence that they have a relationship with their heavenly Father. I'm not saying this in judgment of them, but it's important to help clarify the story. Once I turned on the music my grand baby stopped all her activity and looked at me with the strangest expression. Her face gave me the impression of shock. Her eyes looked deeply into my eyes, and for some reason I felt this overwhelming love towards her and then had to fight back tears. Her eyes were saying to me that she had a sudden recollection that she had forgotten. As we looked at each other, she spontaneously lifted her precious little hands in the air in praise. I can not express the overwhelming love of God in the room at that very moment. It is a moment I will never forget. As this was happening, my mind was telling me she had learned this from someone, but I know no one has taught her this. I am positive this was natural praise coming from her little heart in memory of her heavenly Father. At this point I had to stand and turn away because the Holy Spirit's presence was so powerful I could not hold back my tears, and I felt I needed to hide this to avoid scaring my grand baby.
After I was able to pull myself together to be presentable to my grand baby, I felt the Lord was telling me that although my grand daughter, and my family and friends are not currently surrendered to the Lord He is watching over them. He created each one of them, and has a special plan to draw them back to Him. He also impressed upon my heart that when we were created we all came from the Almighty Father's heart, and all of us have memories of heaven. However through time here on earth we forget them. I believe that my grand daughter had a moment of remembering heaven and this memory was triggered when she heard the worship music. This may be far fetched for some to believe, but I have spent plenty of time with the Lord to easily believe these types of happenings. I can hardly wait for the day when we will all praise the Lord together in heaven.
This was a glorious moment to witness, and one I will cherish forever. Our God is so wonderful. He is so loving and encouraging, and blesses us exactly at the perfect moment. At times discouragement comes so hard against me that I fall prey and believe the devils lies about the people I love being lost forever, but My Great God today was telling me all is well and encouraged me to keep praying and walking by faith in Him. Amen.