I Am Making Streams in the Desert

The Father says today, “I am making streams in the desert. As you open yourself more and more to My wisdom and My ways in your life, I will open more and more doors of opportunity for you to walk through. Each place that I bring you to, will be for My purposes. My purpose is your assignment and your assignment in each situation and for each relationship and interaction will become clear to you in ways that you have yet to experience.

I am beginning to illuminate the path beneath your feet with a texture and color unlike anything you have touched or seen before. Your sleeping spirit is being awakened to the dimension of heaven, where nothing is impossible for those that believe. There is more testing ahead, but in each circumstance, a glance in my direction will enable you to comprehend the lesson and be changed by it. There is nothing to fear. Stand firm in faith. Trust My ways in your life and follow the path that I am marking beneath your feet. It will not be the path of least resistance, although you will walk it with ease if you take My hand and cast your burdens on me the moment you feel their weight on your shoulders.

Do not pause long in mediation on how I intend to fulfill My promises to you or make your dreams come to pass. Simply ask Me what your part is daily and do what I set in front of you to do. One step at a time, one day at a time, one lesson at a time, you will be moved forward into all that I have prepared for you. Learn to take time away; set aside time in your schedule to speak with Me and learn to quiet your thoughts, so that you can hear what I have to say to you. You will be blessed beyond measure as you grow in this spiritual discipline. Each new level I bring you to, will require you to have learned to draw on My strength on a deeper level and lean not on your own understanding. When you are prepared, right on time, I will open a door to the next season of your life.

Claim from My storehouse of blessing everything you need for each day. Do you need healing in your body? Claim it as done! Do you need financial provision? Claim it has arrived! Do you need grace to deal with difficult circumstances or people? Claim grace to cover your relationships and situations. Do you need wisdom? Claim My wisdom and understanding. Everything I have I give to you so that you can go and bear much fruit. I desire that you live a fruitful life; vibrant and pulsating with My power. You are My son and bear My image to the world. You are blessed more than you can now comprehend. I am for you, not against you. I will make all things in your life to work together for good when you love Me.

You are called to be apart of My good purposes on the earth. Nothing can separate you from My love.’

The Joy of the Lord

I wake up in the mornings brimming with love, joy, and peace in my heart, and my hope placed securely in The Lord. I literally couldn’t stop believing, even if I tried, that all of my wildest dreams are coming true. Its almost comical to me when reality tries to tell me otherwise. ‘So we fix our eyes, not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, because what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’

We have eternity in our hearts! How can we not be joyful? We are literally going to life forever! If you are a follower of Christ, you have been given immortality.

I have eternal life!

I am not a mortal.

I have supernatural powers.

I am a warrior prophetess in God’s Kingdom army.

Walking in our calling, living out our purpose, and having supernatural powers are what we humans long for; its what we make our movies and write our stories about. Walking in supernatural power is in our deepest desires because its been put there by our Creator.

And God never places desires in our hearts for shits and giggles. He longs to fulfill them. He is ready and able to bring them to pass.

‘I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.’

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Submerged In Pools Of ‘More Than Enough’

Give me your wandering mind as an offering of trust and allow me to calm the crashing waves of anxiety caused by your desire to figure out how I intend to fulfill My promises in the circumstances and relationships that are most important to you. I am giving you exactly what you need to walk forward in confident assurance that I am moving to untangle the confusion, caused by your worry, that I do not have your best interests at heart.

You can only see what I have shown you. I have all of the information that is needed to bring about the absolute best and highest outcome to all that concerns you. Can you see that by insisting on trying to plan every detail of your deliverance, you rob yourself of the blessing that I have for you this day? Not only that, you miss out on taking the necessary steps of preparation that I am leading you to take by spending your time gazing into the future and projecting your ideas of the best solutions to your problems onto the screen of your consciousness.

This practice is filling up space that would be better occupied with faith in My goodness, loving Me, yourself and others this day.

Be present in the here and now.

I know that you need to be encouraged to hold onto the dreams and visions that I have placed within you. I do not mind you asking for signs and wonders and revelation that will strengthen you as you wait on Me, but on some days, I grow weary of your refusal to just rest when I am not showering you with My revelation knowledge.

Know that on the days when I am not dropping buckets of understanding over your mind, it is because I can see that you are already submerged in pools of ‘more than enough.’ I am waiting for you to open your eyes to the abundance around you, and with the joyful trust of a child begin frolicking and playing in the springs of my favor that you are already flowing in. It pains me to see you straining your eyes to the sky for a drop of revelation into your future and problems solution while standing in the waters of all that I am in your life up to your neck.

If you aren’t going to swim and play in My abundance, at least kick back and relax. Let tension and apprehension leave your soul and body. I love you! Close your eyes. Give them a rest from straining towards heaven to see what I am not ready to reveal.

Today I give you a choice. Either plunge joyfully into the stream of My Spirit that surrounds you, or lean back into all that I am for you in this very moment; let your feet leave the ground and rest on the gentle sea of peace that passes all understanding.

His Way, His Time and for His Glory

I am a friend of God! Woohoo. I LOVE walking in close intimate fellowship with the King of the universe. God no longer calls me a servant because I do what I see the Father doing and I pray what I hear Jesus praying and I desire what the Holy Spirit desires. I do not have to fear that my prayers will not be answered. I have Gods Word on this matter and He is not a man that He should lie. He reveals deep mysteries to me and its an intense and thrilling ride. I have fought through my doubts and fears into a spacious place of grace and power, a new level of glory and supernatural revelation. I am making it through another round of painful pruning and can see and taste the massive fruit that is coming in the next season. I remain in the vine. By the grace and mercy of God I live and breath and soldier on. I beat my body into submission. Christ has conquered death and it will no longer reign in my mortal body. He has anointed my eyes to see heavenly visions and deep and hidden things. He has walked me through the valley of the shadow of death once again. My knees wobbled and my brow sweat, but I clung to the hope of my calling in Christ Jesus and the dark and cloudy skies are clearing; the path beneath my feet is a steady uphill climb out of the valley and up the mountain that is lifting me high above my enemies.

Remain in God even if it hurts. Remain in Him when He leads you into darkness; when you can’t see where He is leading you. Remain in Him when you feel the cut of His knife; He is removing dead weight. Remain in Him and He will remain in you and your joy will grow and grow and grow. His power will be available to you to accomplish everything He calls you to do, and the desires of your heart will be fulfilled His way, His time and for His glory!
‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
-John 15:9-15

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Your Enemies Will Bow Before You

I am working on your relational situation to bring about an outcome that is far better than your limited understanding can comprehend at this time. This is why I am not unveiling all of the details to you. Your part is to trust Me, to obey Me, and to go to war through prayer and fasting. Stop believing that you have to wrestle with Me to release your blessing. Yes, I am calling you to wrestle, but you are wrestling the blessing I have already released on your behalf from the hands of the enemy and unsanctified flesh that would hinder what already is loosed in heaven from manifesting on the earth on your behalf.

Do not ignore My explicit instructions to shut out all distractions and focus on the task at hand. Do not look for the manna from heaven that I have been using to feed you in the last season anymore, it will never be again. You are entering into your promised land flowing with milk and honey!

Now is the time to take possession of the land.

You have been tested and tried in the last season. You now recognize that your ungratefulness, grumbling, pride and unbelief are offensive to Me and have no place in your future. Don’t resist this time of uncertainty. You can be certain of Me and My desire to bring you into your inheritance.

I have striped you down to lighten the load for battle. Today you must rise up and take possession of your miracle. I have released it already. No need to ask of Me anymore for what I have already promised is yours.

Get up.

March.

Shout songs of praise and deliverance.

Pray in My Spirit.

Open your mouth and declare the truth over those people and relationships that have been bound, not by My hand, but by the hand of the enemy.

Release My people through your intercession. This is not the time to focus on anything other than My face. Look on My face and you will see a smile of satisfaction as I watch you smear the enemies plans to hold back My provision and blessing. Listen for My voice and you will hear My laughter at the adversaries that rise up against you and your inheritance as My chosen and dearly loved child.

There is nothing to fear. Laugh with Me in the face of fear.

Bow before Me and your enemies will bow before you.

 

I See You.

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I see you. I see you’re faithfulness to Me and My ways in your life. I know your heart and the desires that burn there. My sweet child, you are a joy to My heart! When others turn aside to other gods when they don’t understand why I have allowed certain painful and difficult circumstances, you turn towards Me with greater passion. I love how you climb into my lap and accept my comfort as sufficient in your insufficiency. There is nothing or no one that can take from you the greater portion that you have chosen. I know that I can trust you. You know that you can trust Me. What sweet intimacy! Can you see Me smiling down on you? Do you hear the heavenly songs of deliverance the angels are singing as they form a circle of protection around you?

Know this, there is no devil in hell and no plan or failure of any human on this earth, that can hold back My hand in your life. I am moving swiftly on your behalf to bring about the desired results of your faith in Me. Thank you for leaving the when, where, how and who of your prayers fulfillment in My hands. You will not be disappointed. I will not disappoint you. Continue to march boldly forward. Believe that in all things I am working for your good. You have humbled yourself and I will exalt you, knowing that you will use all that I am blessing you with to glorify Me, because you see me as I am; full of loving compassion.

You understand how My divine restraint, that has left you waiting, isn’t to harm you but to build within your character and life all that is needed to equip you to maintain dominion over the greater levels of authority and provision that I am pouring into your lap.

Today is a day of celebration! Celebrate the victory of the battle that has already been won on your behalf. Celebrate your promotion in My Kingdom army.

You have been tested and tried. You have proven yourself a soldier able to follow orders; willing to lay your life down for Me, My cause and the lives of others.

I trust you.

Let these words sink deep into your soul.

I trust you.

Because you have spent many years listening to my voice and following my orders, your heart, mind and desires have merged with Mine. You know My voice and a strangers voice you do not follow. This year is a year of promotion, fulfillment, and prosperity; what has been developed and nurtured in the heavenly realm is being birthed in the natural. Use your natural voice to call forth whatever it is you need and watch it manifest. Do not doubt for one second that I have anointed you with the creative power to cause every obstacle to your desires manifestation destroyed. You desire what I desire, there is no hindrance to My will being done through you that will not be removed.

Now is the time.

There is nothing too difficult for you because you are walking in My will and are therefore connected to and can draw from My omnipotence the power you need. You have not shrunk back in fear or cowardice and have drank from the cup from which I drink. You have died and now I am your life. I am thrilled with you. Understand this, not for one second have I held your sometimes faltering steps of obedience against you. I have seen how far you have come; your growth into My image more and more over the years is what I see, not how far you have to go. You are complete in Me. You continue to allow me to search your heart and shine the light of My love in dark and wounded places.

Thank you for not keeping Me out. Thank you for welcoming Me into your life and heart with open arms. Thank you for your faithfulness and refusing to turn to idols in your confusion and pain.

You are precious.

You are special.

You are a one of a kind creation and I love you.

I will love you through all of eternity.

Steppin Back on the Blogging Train

I never want to forget how beautiful God ordained pain can be when I completely give myself over to the process.

I feel like I have died and gone to heaven! This is going to be the best day ever. I am settling into this new season with my superhero son living in NYC. Now that I realize we will be talking a couple of times a week, I am content. We talked 41 minutes last night and we have already texted this morning; he is a more attentive listener now than he has ever been with me before. He’s one of my closest friends. Just the love I have in my heart today for Forrest could sustain the level of joy I am experiencing indefinitely.

But he’s not the only person I am loving today. I am filling a 7-3 shift in the PA’s office at my job, which means I am in the building where the 30 residents at the facility live. Yay!!! I LOVE these women. So so much. I’ve already had lots of hugs and much love given back to me this am.

These women have a lot to give and most of them give me love back. One has cooked me breakfast, one brought it to me, one made me coffee and gave me a French Vanilla creamer out of her personal stash, one came in to have me roll up her sleeves, another excitedly showed me a video of a woman using sign language to sing Christian songs; the music from this video is filling the halls now- and the voices of a few of the ladies singing along ever so often as they walk by, and watching her sign to the music, brings tears to my eyes-so much beauty! She is the most wounded woman here- she is covered in scars and can barely turn her head from the abuse she has suffered, and the violence is only one of the faucets of the type of abuse she has lived through. Yet, she still is reaching for God. She longs to be a voice for those that have no voice; the ears for those that can’t hear. Her dream is to use sign language to minister to the deaf.

I love everything about working with these women. It’s amazing to me to watch how they interact with each other. I am whatever they need me to be; a friend, a counselor, a mother, ‘the police’ as they sometimes call us. (This is still part of the prison system, even though we are a transitional house that is somehow able to operate nearly independently and completely out of the systems box)

I am excitedly preparing for another God ordained journey. I am stepping out on faith, taking one of my vacation days here and dropping the one day I work at my second job. I am being drawn to the mountains and waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls, the sweet women in my family, the beautiful city of Chattanooga and whatever other divine appointments God has planned.

God has brought me out into a spacious place. He saved me because He loves me and is full of grace. He has hidden me in the secret place of His heart. I am safe and cherished and full of hope.

-September 22, 2015

In an effort to climb back into the blogging world, I will be posting a few recent diary excerpts or facebook posts to catch you up. There have been numerous changes in my life since I stopped blogging; some super cool and intense stuff has been happening!

 

 

 

 

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