An Experience of Heaven

I met with friends to pray.  While it might sound like a religious boring experience, it was a party of sorts.  It’s too easy to think of prayer as a last resort or a cry for help.  There’s more to it.

Prayer is a gift of grace, a personal encounter with the reality of God’s dynamic presence and power, an experience of heaven.

When the mind and heart is fully engaged, prayer is more than a lifeline; it’s stepping into the full Reality of Life.  And, I’m always surprised by what is revealed and released.  I’m reminded that with God, life can never be put in a box.

Isaiah 55:8 explains with God’s word:

My intentions are not always yours,
        and I do not go about things as you do (The Voice).   

At the end of the day, I want God’s intentions for my life.  So, one of the most difficult, yet, powerful components of the prayer experience is to give up personal intentions, replacing it all with anticipation for God’s greater intentions.

So, when I surrendered my intentions during prayer, I saw life differently: What’s hard for me is easy for God.  Done.  I give up the hard, trusting God’s intentions on earth as it is in heaven.

Pray.  Receive God’s intentions.  Experience heaven.

It matters–Kerrie

We went to a fun little coffee shop in Brookings called the Downtown Coffee Lounge.

Ready to go
Ready to go

out to lunch 6

out to lunch 5out to lunch 2out to lunch 1out to lunch 4

Eliie had fresh avocado.
Eliie had fresh avocado.

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(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)


Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (, co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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