Walking On The Clouds (an Actual Incounter)
by Carol Barnesel
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WALKING ON A CLOUD
(AN ACTUAL GOD ENCOUNTER)
This day started out as any other, with the Lord awakening me at 2:00AM on a warm summers morning. The sky was clear, it was that time of morning when the stars are disappearing and the morning clouds are just peaking in. I started my day as usual, prayer and praise after I'd finished I just sat down at our breakfast nook.
We lived, at this time, in Hyde Park Chicago, in a high rise called (The Algonquines), on the fourteenth floor. The breakfast nook was located adjacent to our living room and right up against the Hugh bay windows of the apartment.
As I sat and read the Word and as the time went by, I would look off into the sky and reflect what I'd just read. Ofttimes, in these moments, I would hear Him speaking to my heart.
As I loved on him, it happened, there was a strong but unrecognizable scent coming from where I did not know, at first I thought oh what a nice fragrance, like a wonderfully expensive cologne. Then I thought, no it could't be, birds don't ware cologne, and there's certainly no one walking on the clouds pass my window on the fourteenth floor?, at the same time I was looking around as if someone were passing my window with this awesome smell.
I had to know where this smell was coming from? It was so sweet, I've never smelled any scent like it before or since, as I sat there thinking on HIM, I suddenly thought to my self, call Mom, she'll know; my mother is an ordained minister of the Gospel.
Her phone rang, she said "Praise the Lord hello," this was the way she answered her phone each and every time it rang.
I said hey Mah, it's me guest what? She said what? I said I was just finishing my devotion time with the Lord and just sitting here reading the Word when all of a sudden I began to smell the most wonderful scent, she interrupted me saying girl, it's HIM, the Word says he's a sweet smelling savor, I said bye, I'll call you back later.
I rushed the phone back on to it's cradle, and immediately tried to recapture the moment, my heart was pounding, my mind was racing, I went through the apartment calling out to him "Lord where are you"?, I began to understand the scripture that says "As the deer paneth after the water brooks, so my soul paneth after thee OH God!", but the scent was gone, our time was over for that moment.
Don't miss your time with our Savior, you never know when or where He'll show up, but when he does, be ready.
Awaiting our next incounter, with Great anticipation.
"Even so Come Lord JESUS!"
Love in Christ
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