As I read God’s Word while in a Shut In, I came across some words that I have been pondering in my heart for a long, long time. I only spoke it out loud to a young man the other day and I told him that I was thinking of writing a book and when I spoke these words. He lit up and said “YES, I like that “Lonely, but not Alone.”A few days later in my shut in with God, I came across this scripture as I was reading – John 16:32.
I thought about how it was so ponderous in my heart for many days so I will share some with you today. As the days and months go by since my loving husband, Henton Thomas passed to go on ahead; I sit in my empty house. We had been married for 53 years and some. (Smile). I sit in my empty house each day at times when my son goes to work and my mind goes on Hent. I could remember his laughter and his teasing words. I can even remember how he walked through the house; then I would think on the years before marriage, how he would tease me and play tricks on me, but never a strong word.
I would realize that even though he’s gone, I am never alone – yes, lonely but never alone because Jesus promised never to leave us, nor forsake us to never leave us alone and I can feel the presence of God in the room and know that He loves me and cares for me so much. He is a present help in time s of trouble.
God calls me into shut ins with Him and I get into my room, close the door and relate with Him. This is my 34th year that He has called me in – every year some three or four times a year, from 3 to 19 days -however and whenever He says so.
I know without a doubt that He is closer than a brother. I have had some amazing experiences when I am in these Shut Ins that only God can allow these revelations to happen, and I just love them all!
For example, as I enter the room, always at sunset and close the door; sometimes immediately He meets me with the smell of different mixtures of fruit flooding the room, or I would see tiny bubbles of light coming towards me with words of different languages written within lighted bubbles. I can hear the voice of God as I pray and get into His pres- ence as one.
Oh! How awesome it is to have a relationship with the Lord and His Holy Spirit. Then as I begin to read His Word they become Life, and Spirit. I laugh, I cry. I become so joyful.
It is sweet music to my ears and I listen to write what thus saith the Lord whatever it may be. He may tell me to relay messages to people and they wonder how I knew but what God says to them comes to pass – sometimes a day or two or some weeks or months but it happens just as God said it would.
Yes, I am lonely, but Never alone. I have Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord of my life and I yield to no other cadence. He is So Real. He is so Wonderful and He loves you and you and you!!!
If you don’t know Him, just open up your heart to Him and let Him in. He is standing at the door of your heart waiting because He wants you to come willingly. It’s a free choice – “Choose you this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 2;15
You have only to believe! Have Faith in God! He created you and wants you to return to Him so that you may have a home in Heaven one day with Him. I plead with you – Don’t let the devil take you to Hell with him for that is his destiny!
Come out of the fire, live in pleasure for eternity. Make Jesus you Lord now by simply saying – Lord, Jesus, forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart as my Redeemer.
I believe you died for my sins and made a way for me and I accept you now sincerely in your name, Jesus. Amen. God Bless you always, Mama Rachel Thomas, R.E.P. (Representative of Eternal Purposes)