Here is June’s Faith Chapter 13. I hope you enjoy! Here is a link to the previous chapters: https://messageinstanza.com/category/stories/
Chapter 13: Fruitfulness
June closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep. She was in a lush green field again. The trees seemed to sing her songs of appreciation. Telling her, she was on the right path and reminding her to be grateful for the steps she has made so far.
June looked lovingly on the purple daffodils and pink sunflowers; plus, others she didn’t recognize from Earth. The array of flowers and the variety of colors they came in were unprecedented. She acknowledged that God must love her and all of creation to make such beauty.
In the distance came Helen, her sister, skipping in the distance. Helen communicated with her thoughts, “You should skip with me June! Loosen up a bit!”
June communicated back, “I am happy to see you again, dear sister, but I don’t feel like skipping. I am just not in the mood.”
“Come on, join me; it’ll help us sort some things out better. We have some of our Father’s business to sort out. You are never too old to skip.”
So, June stared skip with her sister, which turned into laughing and skipping. They just leisurely skipped and talked and weren’t out of breath like they would have been on Earth.
“How is Heaven treating you?”
“You are never bored around here, dear June. The Father always keeps us busy, whether its spending time with family, resting, or working. We get to do the very things we loved on Earth without the worries of finances coming through or being unfulfilled in some way. And you always love the people who work with you. I operate a bicycle shop and make the most sturdy and comfortable bikes anyone on Earth could ever dream up. It feels like riding a cloud!”
“I hear you and Jimmy are engaged, that’s wonderful, isn’t it?”
“Yes, it’s truly a blessing in disguise. I never thought I would fall in love with a guy at the seafood market, but he was one of the most endearing and smartest people I know!”
“That’s great. You, too, will have a beautiful future together. But I come to you to remind you of one of the things we talked about before: forgiveness. Not a pretty word. But have you completely forgiven God for taking Stacy and me so early?”
June looked at her feet. “I have been so busy to be too mad at anyone.”
“Well, it doesn’t mean you aren’t harboring resentment, to be quite honest. The Father wanted me to give you this warning again. You can’t live your life to its fullest potential if you have any unforgiveness in your heart.”
“Ok, maybe I do, but what do I do? I want to fulfill everything God has for me.”
“Then would you walk through this forgiveness prayer with me?” They stopped skipping, and Helen reached for June’s hand.
“Sure,” June confidently said, eager to put the past behind her.”
“Ok, repeat after me. I forgive You God for taking Stacy and Helen out of life so early.”
June repeated those words.
“I forgive You for not allowing me to have more time with them on Earth.”
June repeated with solemn honesty.
“I acknowledge that they came home early to Heaven for a reason.”
June repeated with earnestness.
“Thank you for giving me the beautiful opportunity of seeing them in Heaven.
Help me to forgive. Amen.
June repeated with confidence.
“Thanks, June. You are on the right path!”
June then woke up, naturally, without an alarm because it was Saturday. She slowly woke up, yawned, and eventually, she gave promises unto God, thanking Him for this timely prophetic warning.
Love and conflict were in the air. June and Jimmy moved passed the infatuation stage, and each other weaknesses were coming more apparent. But they accepted each other with grace. They knew of the value of God’s grace, so they gave it to each other. Jimmy was unorganized and forgetful at times. He would leave opened bills on the kitchen table, hoping to write the checks the next day. However, to June, the bills should be paid as soon as they get open.
“I was planning on doing it tomorrow. The Eagles were on the TV and that honestly, I got distracted and it important to watch this playoff game.”
June couldn’t stand clutter and inefficiency. Her uncle was a hoarder, and it made her so sad to see him live that way. Piles and piles of things where it made it hard to even get to the kitchen table. So, June was extra cautious. Plus, time and time again, she was worried about how distracted Jimmy got. Tenacious June didn’t hold her tongue back. She said in a frustrated tone, “Has it maybe ever occurred to you that you suffer from ADD?”
“Well, geez, June, that is quite an assumption on your part. I just forgot, ok.
Leave it alone.”
“Why are you getting mad at me, Jimmy?”
Jimmy answered back, “It’s not what you say but how you say. You could have mentioned “ADD” in a less criticizing way.”
“You are right. But it’s better to start now than later.”
“Hey, I get it but would you get off my back about it?”
“You aren’t as bad as Henry, but I am worried about you.”
“Hey, I’ll never turn into your uncle! That’s absurd!” Jimmy defended himself.
“Ok, you are right but maybe, sweetie, you should see a specialist, you can be forgettable at times,” June gently spoke as she put her hand on Jimmy’s shoulder. “I think I am just worried about you, that’s all.”
“Thanks, June.” Jimmy took June’s hand and kissed it.
June and Jimmy knew how to push each other’s buttons, but they also knew how to resolve conflicts more quickly as they discovered each other’s weaknesses.
“Hey, June, you have been especially cranky lately? Why do you think that is?”
June honestly replied, “I don’t know.”
The more she thought about how she reacted to Jimmy, the more upset she got. It wasn’t like her. She discovered maybe why. So, she went to the drug store to get a pregnancy test. It returned positive! This surprise was amazing but unexpected news. Their wedding was two months and a half away. Not only did they have a lot of wedding planning to do, but now this, June thought to herself. And how could this happen? And they were Christians and not even married yet.
Let me know what you think and stay tuned for Chapter 14. 🙂