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Heaven is here now

Last Monday, we found out my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the moment, I remained “strong” and as if I was impenetrable because I wanted to be stable for her. As soon as she left, I broke down. I didn’t get it, I was upset and sad. How could my mother whom I daily pray for have such a “big” issue arise?

Tuesday-Wednesday I felt the same. Although I appeared joyful and faith filled I was aching inside.

Thursday came along and I got mad at the fact that I was downcast for too many days. I re-read scripture, I reminded myself who God was and is, what I’ve seen Him do in other people’s lives, etc. Mostly, I gave up the desire of wanting to understand why it was all happening. When I thought about it, I didn’t have to understand, it’s not why I’m here in these days anyway. As long as my reality remained as heaven’s, understanding became less needed.

Let me explain:

Heaven is here now.

No I’m not crazy, or too exhausted to think straight, this is the TRUTH.

He’s all around us, Heaven is Jesus, it’s the moments we meet..” (Heaven is here now-Jesus Culture)

That song popped up in my head out of nowhere and it hit me. My reality is heaven. My reality is Jesus. My reality is hope. My reality is life. My reality is joy. My reality is no matter what it looks like God is doing something.

My reality is heaven.. So disease, hardship, turmoil, etc. Don’t have the ability to shake my faith, they don’t have the ability to rip my focus away from my King.

Whether it’s absolutely horrible or not, I get to choose my reality. I’m not preparing for the worst to take place, I can’t sit here and allow the negative “what ifs” to peck at me, because I choose faith. And faith says, “heaven is here now”

In heaven there is no pain. There is no sickness and disease. There’s no depression, anxiety or fear.

There is health, wholeness, joy, peace and love. And if that’s true then all that can be experienced right here. Right now.

In Ephesians 2:6 it says, “and God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”

Right now we are seated in heavenly places. Heaven is here now.

In Matthew 6:10 we learned how to pray and a piece of it went like this, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

On earth as it is in heaven.
That means whatever is going on in heaven may it be here on earth too.

You prayed for it. Heaven is here now.

What are you saying Tanisha?

Thanks for always asking.. πŸ˜‰ this is what I’m saying,

Being stuck in the reports of doctors and the foretold future with my mother’s condition isn’t my home. I see her being completely healed and sharing the incredible testimony with others releasing hope. If it’s down to the last second and she goes into surgery, I still have the reality that I live for a miracle maker and He could remove this tumor Himself.

Although I’m not in denial of the fact that cancer is a “real” thing, I’m not going to focus my attention and allow fear or anything else chime in. I know once I open my mouth and declare heavenly truths and feed my faith something shifts. Whether it is seen or not.

Because we walk by faith not by sight, right?! (2 Corinthians 5:7)

The situations that pop up and release fear and a trembling in your faith are not your reality. If you fully believe the word of God and in Jesus you get to release your reality into those moments or seasons. Holding onto truth.

Ask Papa what’s in heaven so you can pray for those things here. Allow your heart to be curious about the greater things Jesus said we would do (John 14:12)

I’m holding onto this truth.
No matter what the doctors say, or what tomorrow brings. Whether it hurts to witness my loved ones in pain or not.

Heavenly places is my reality. And it is yours too.

Don’t give up, don’t give in. He is doing something.

Papa, only you know beginning to the end. You hold each and every one of us in your hand. You hold our futures. Whatever tomorrow may bring we can rest assured that we know who holds us together. I pray that we would get a greater revelation on the reality we have been given when we came into your kingdom. I pray you would reveal the beauty of Heaven so we may declare the same here now. I pray that when the going gets tough and it becomes hard to focus on this truth that you would bring people to remind us and stand with us to hold our arms up like Aaron and Hur did for Moses. Thank you for loving us so much. To give us a new reality. Thank you that you have promised to turn around every situation for the good of those who love you. You are everything thank you Papa, in Jesus name amen.

Heaven is here now. Open those beautiful eyes heroine and experience it.

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ

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White butterfly kisses

Grab a cup of coffee or tea if you’re like me and have a seat cause I just want to share something significant with you today.. Just lady to lady.. To let you in the world of Tanisha for a few minutes.. Alrighty then let’s start!

There has been more than a handful of moments in my life where I needed that extra ounce of hope, encouragement, joy, love, or reassurance that everything was going to be ok.. (Because sometimes life has tough spots!) and in those moments I did what I knew to do..I cried out to Papa. Every single time, out of no where, a white butterfly would make its presentation in my view..it would dance around me for a bit and then flutter off. (😍) Now I know this may seem odd but I would cry, (yes, every time it happened) because I felt the intentionality of Papa’s heart for me in that instant. And everything I needed washed over me..

Now, these moments have continued to pop up in the various seasons of my beautiful life and I have begun to call them Kisses. Because I fully believe that’s what they are.

Kisses from Heaven.

You know that, “Stop and smell the roses..” saying?
it’s supposed to get us to.. well, stop and smell the roses.. instead of being absorbed by the million other things that tug at our attention during our daily lives. To take a moment and breathe. Right? Well although that’s true and great advice, to me its been given a whole new meaning..

Stop and smell the roses. To encounter the beauty they hold, the fragrance they leak, and the reason they exist in the first place.. to come into greater awareness of just how much our Creator loves us. Doesn’t it look more like a kiss to you now? I mean how romantic is that?! 😍

Roses have become clichΓ© thanks to the use of them mostly being apology aids for our beloved men species..( sorry guys start asking the Holy Spirit for creativity in that areaπŸ˜„) But clear all that out to revive the purity in them.. It doesn’t just stop at roses anyway..

Roses, daisies, tulips, lilies, snapdragons, sunflowers, dandelions, autumn leaves (especially the heart shaped ones), twinkling stars, the first rain, the first snow, morning dew, sunrises, sunsets, ocean waves caressing the shore, the way the sun rays peek through anything they please, the wind as it wraps all around you.. Etc. It all reveals His glory..

Now before you think I’m getting all new agey and “one with the earth” on you, read the truth behind it..

“Ever since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things He has made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

Isn’t this amazing?!? Part of His divine nature is being a LOVER!

So Tanisha.. What are you saying?

Thank you for asking..hah ( I will get all over the place often so try to stay with me πŸ˜„ )

I’m saying don’t miss the kisses.
Pay attention.
Open your beautiful eyes and catch them.
(The kisses He sends you may not look like mine but they’re there I promise!)

Every time that white butterfly flutters by I imagine Papa blowing a kiss to me and that kiss taking off as that butterfly. And hence, “White Butterfly Kisses.”

Haha I can’t contain my heart even thinking about it! πŸ’“

Ladies, I know the dreadfully misnamed “cuddle season” is approaching and all.. and some of you may be in your glorious single season (by the way, you better embrace it now lovely you only get one..and in a righteous way don’t be gettin cray-zy hah πŸ˜‰) but, don’t think for a moment that you’re forgotten or give access to the lies of the ” I need a relationship” syndrome to entice you to “act now!” to get into a temporary thing. Allow the LOVER of your soul to love you! To romance you. To reveal just how much He wants you to be showered with His splendor. PERMANENTLY. Because you’re worth it to Him.

He can love you more in a moment, than any one could in a lifetime..😊 (if that didn’t make you feel all warm inside read it over!)

So amazing one, go take a walk.. quiet your mind.. be all there.. listen.. look.. take it all in. Oh, The kisses! πŸ’— I shall exit in song…

“… And heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss.. And my heart turns violently inside of my chest.. I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the wayyyy… HE LOVES US..” (How He Loves Us- Kim Walker Smith) 😌

Loving you,

Tanisha Poni πŸ’œ