Once a cat,
always a cat - about the INDEPENDENT ones
RHEMA 6/1/02 Cally our cat
EXPERIENCE: Sometime this last week after Memorial Day,
I noticed that Cally's lacy pink iris was blooming over
her grave. I was touched by this and said, “Lord I miss
Cally!” Then immediately I heard, “Puuuuuuurrrrrrrrr.”
I was so blessed to hear that in the Spirit.
Then I smiled and said, “Once a cat, always a cat!”
God is so precious to me and has such a wonderful sense
of humor too.
ABOUT THAT CAT....
RHEMA 6/8/02 WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING WITHIN REACH
HEARD: Sweetheart, what do you want from Me?
[Lord I ask that You will give me WISDOM and
UNDERSTANDING so that I know You and Your heart better
and on a deeper intimate level. And I ask that You will
give me more gifts to better communicate Who You are to
Your people. I know that You have given me these gifts,
but I am asking for more.]
CONFIRMATION [6/8/02]: After I prayed above, a friend on
my prayer team shared the following: “Good morning,
Sandy, this scripture I have been impressed to pray for
you this morning. Ephesians 1: 17, 18. May the Lord
bless your endeavors today and keep His angels close by.
Eph 1:17-18 NLT
Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 18 I
pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that
you can understand the wonderful future he has promised
to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich
and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.
DREAM: Anna did not understand a check stub for a check
that had been written and paid and so I went to find out
who it was paid to. It was for “Childhood Learning
HEARD: I was instructing My sons. At My feet but just
beyond reach. Treating a child. Let them come.
I kept you. Sons. Prayer chain. Going on the mountains.
I have mounted the will of God. He is carrying me. Horse
and rider to the top. You'll get there, I promise. Mount
up. Let's go for a ride. What's the difference here? The
difference is that I AM backing you all the way. I stand
behind My Word. My Word is true. It's Who I Am.
COMMENTS ON THIS PHRASE: “I was instructing My sons. At
My feet but just beyond reach. Treating a child. Let
That phrase is poignant with meaning to me. When we had
Cally our cat, she was very independent. All cat's are
independent, but Cally really took the grand prize. She
was obviously abused as a kitten and when she
voluntarily arrived at our door step, she adopted us,
but on her own terms. Every time I would call her, she
would drop what she was doing, and run to me as though
glad to hear my voice. But each and every time she came,
she halted exactly 1 one foot beyond my reach.
What that meant in literal terms, is that if I were to
put my foot forward, reach out my arm, there would be
one foot clear space between she and I. She knew my
exact limit to reach, without having to take another
step. If I took another step, she backed up that same
one foot. She would be content to come if called and she
liked the attention, but not to be held or touched. On
rare occasions she would actually come in reach and I
would pick her up to my level and we would walk around
the outside of the house and she would look in each
window. It was a real joy to her to be able to see the
house inside through the windows, since she was an
outdoor kitty. It was the only time she was content to
be in my arms. I always figured it was a parable that
she liked to be a watchman kitty, where she was raised
up to see things that were not on her normal level of
The Lord has referred to a cliché in my life, that we
either get treated or a treatment. “This is supposed to
be a treat, not a treatment.” In other words, it depends
upon our attitude which we get when learning our
lessons, the easy or hard way. What really draws upon
the Lord's heart is when we come to Him when He calls
and are willing to climb right into His arms and purr
there and rest. We hide nothing and if we are not
measuring up, we freely tell Him so, how and why and
then ask Him for help.
“Let them come”.... There are many, many scriptures
about our seeking the Lord. God knows that if He calls
the independent ones, that they will only respond to Him
on their own terms, to the degree they are willing to
let them into their lives. They have barriers that keep
them from close intimacy simply because of lack of
trust, fears or fearing losing control. So there comes a
time that unless they are running away from Him, He
simply calls/ draws them to the same degree He knows
they are willing to come. We need to be teachable and
hungry to hear from Him and then be willing to receive
what He says.
John 6:44 NKJV
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me
Matt 7:7-8 NKJV
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will
find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone
who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him
who knocks it will be opened.
James 4:8 NKJV
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.