Be ready for the unexpected!! And that unexpected for me this morning was receiving a call on the way to church from my Pastor (who was sick) asking for me to preach in both Services!
Pastor David, we prayed for you and I will continue to pray until you are well!! Rest and be strengthened in Jesus’ mighty name!!
Today, the Lord had me walk out the last Scripture I posted:
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV
Well, if God’s Spirit dwells within me, then what have I to fear? The Holy Spirit guides me and empowers me to speak what His people (including me) need to hear.
I am thankful and humbled to be a vessel of Almighty God!!! I am thankful and humbled to be able to fill in for my pastor when he is sick and needs time to heal! I am thankful and humbled to partner with God whenever He calls and wherever He calls!!
I would say to YOU, dear Brothers & Sisters….BE READY FOR THE UNEXPECTED!!
And the way to be ready is to draw near to the Lord and to stay near. He is preparing you for what’s ahead. Are you ready?
All glory and honor to the King of kings and the Lord of lords!!!!
I am sitting here this morning listening to the thunder and rain and drinking my coffee. As I was looking at my photos, I came across this one and immediately felt the heart of God for those that are getting over a painful experience (or trying to).
Ahhhhh Beloved, the Lord hears your cries! He feels your pain! But, He is ready to walk with you out of this place of suffering. It is indeed time for you to “let go.” He will use this time to help you grow.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 ESV
He doesn’t want you to stay in that place of suffering. He has so much awaiting you! It’s time to take that step forward!
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.
May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.
May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.
Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!
May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!
Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:
WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!
I kept getting notifications on my phone that significant storms/weather were coming to my area. I could see the flashes of lightning and hear the rumbling of the thunder in the distance. As I was listening, the thunder got louder as it moved closer.
Past experience has taught me that during storms my electricity has a good chance of going out. With darkness coming, I began to make my preparations in the event this happened.
As I began my preparations, I heard the Lord speaking:
A SPIRITUAL STORM IS SWIRLING IN THE ATMOSPHERE! ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS?
I AM CALLING MY WATCHMEN! I HAVE GIVEN YOU EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR WHAT’S COMING. STAY ALERT! SOUND THE ALARM WHEN THE ENEMY IS DRAWING NEAR TO THE GATES. CALL FORTH THE ARMY!
I AM CALLING MY WORSHIPPERS! GO BEFORE THE ARMY WITH SINGING AND DANCING. SING A NEW SONG! DANCE A NEW DANCE! A NEW SOUND IS GOING FORTH THAT WILL BREAK STRONGHOLDS AND BIRTH DESTINIES! RELEASE THE SOUND!
I AM CALLING MY PROPHETS! LAY ASIDE YOUR OWN AGENDAS AND TAKE UP MINE. SEE WHAT I SEE AND HEAR MY VOICE. I AM RELEASING MY PRESENCE IN A GREATER WAY. SEEK ME…DRAW NEAR TO ME…FEEL MY HEART. SPEAK FROM THIS HEART CONNECTION YOU HAVE WITH ME.
I AM CALLING MY PEOPLE! DO NOT REACT TO CIRCUMSTANCES GOING ON AROUND YOU WITH FEAR, ANGER, HATE, AND DIVISIVENESS. DON’T LET EARTHLY CIRCUMSTANCES DRAG YOU DOWN, BUT LET ME RAISE YOU UP! RISE UP LIKE ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES AND SPEAK MY WORD OVER EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. SPEAK LIFE! SPEAK PEACE! SPEAK RECONCILIATION! SPEAK RESTORATION!
A SPIRITUAL STORM IS COMING! ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS? DRAW NEAR TO ME, BELOVED. TAKE MY HAND AND LET US FACE THE STORM TOGETHER. MAY WE SPEAK TO THE STORM IN ONE VOICE!
STAND UP! HEAD UP! EYES FORWARD! MY BANNER OVER YOU IS LOVE! ONWARD & UPWARD, MIGHTY WARRIORS OF LOVE!
…for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from a stall. Malachi 4:2
When I get a vision of calves skipping about when they leave their stall…I see unhindered JOY! I see a release of care and embracing the moment! Beloved of God! May you live out this vision today!! Look up unto Your God and see your healing and receive it!!