EXPERIENCE: Wayne has been working extremely hard in the
heat to complete our yard for the celebration of our "Sonshine’s"
graduation from college and his subsequent marriage this
summer. Wayne finally finished and so today he and I
took a car trip up the river which is an uphill climb
into the mountains.
the trip, we received a most amazing Word from the Lord.
Along the way, there was a lovely golf course nestled in
the midst of a glorious view of the mountains. So we
pulled in to take some pictures. As we drove up the road
through the course, Wayne said, "77707." I had no idea
what he was talking about, then I saw that he was
reading our speedometer. This was very quickened to me.
It was almost five sevens in a row!
7 is the
number of completion and 5 means grace. I said that we
were completing the course with great grace. Then as
soon as I said the word "course" I looked out at the
green grass and realized we were driving on a course!
I had my
camera and wanted to take a picture of the speedometer
when it reached 77777, because I felt it would be very
significant. It was also quickened to me to recognize
exactly where we were driving when this happened and to
take notice of anything quickened to me in the
environment. We kept watching the speedometer so I
wouldn’t miss the 77777.
about 40 more minutes up to a natural hot springs,
almost to the top of the mountain pass and walked
through their flourishing gardens and ponds, then drove
back down towards home. The speedometer seemed really
slow in turning and I realized that we thought the last
digit was the mileage in tenths, but it was in miles.
Wayne said it would be 50 more miles before the
speedometer reached 77777. At that moment, my eye
glanced at the mileage road marker beside the road and
it said "Milepost 49." We realized when we reached our
home town, that the speedometer would be 77777. We
decided to stop along the side of the road so Wayne
could take the photo when it happened. We drove into
town and stopped by the local garden nursery. Then we
drove towards home. By the time we were about 2 miles
from home, the speedometer said 77757. I was amazed. I
could hardly believe this. We held our breath all the
way home. The speedometer literally turned to 77777 just
as we pulled into our driveway!!!! The chances of that
happening were a total miracle. Wayne took the camera
and took the picture in our own driveway.
MIRACLE: The milepost said we were 49 miles outside of
the city limits and our speedometer needed just 50.
However our home is about 7 miles into the city limits.
I saw myself sitting on my back porch. On the porch was
a large replica of a miniature pot I’d kept on my window
sill for many years.
When the miniature pot was given to me, I was told the
story about the man who spent his whole life's resources
to search for a treasure. He traveled all around the
world to find it. When he arrived home depleted and
exhausted, he found it buried in his own back yard.
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
(Matt 6:21 KJV)
might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith
and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate]
knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at
really mature manhood (the completeness of personality
which is nothing less than the standard height of
Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of
the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in
preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone
and instructing everyone in all wisdom ( comprehensive
insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may
present every person mature (full-grown, fully
initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}
PONDER: COMPLETING THE COURSE
Ones, you are climbing a great mountain and in the
process you have been greatly tried and tested through
an uphill journey. You are running the race set before
you and with My great grace, you will finish this
mount to the top of your climb, you will find your life
in full bloom, graduating from your past hardships and
prepared to be one with Me. Even when you are far spent
and think you can not go another step, your life will
flourish in Me. I have been training your life towards
being a lovely and flourishing garden. This is a result
of all My pruning and your hard work. It is also the
place where you have spent all your strivings and
finally come into full dependence upon My strength
instead of your own. Full abiding is the secret to full
grown fruit. My love, it is in that place that we become
traveled far distances and overcome many obstacles to
come home to Me! Your faith in Me is springing forth
into a perfect, complete and mature union with My Word,
My heart, Myself. It is in that place that great grace,
and multiplied grace, will rise upon your life like the
sun on its brightest day. You will forever leave the
uphill battles of yesterday along with the sweat of your
brow. I will pave the way before you with grace, grace
and more grace.
THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a
cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the
Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every
encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so
readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles
us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and
active persistence the appointed course of the race that
is set before us,
away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the
Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first
incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher
[bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the
joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him,
endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and
is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.