Change is Inevitable

My Life in Reset

This is a crazy life here on this Earth, one day to the next produces unforeseen difficulties and extreme blessings – sometimes simultaneously!  

Having  the  Holy Spirit living inside my heart is the only thing that grounds and stabilizes all the whacky things that life throws at me. Honestly, I have a hard time comprehending how pre-believers navigate on their best days.  My story of the past few months is almost unbeliveable.  First, I have to apologized for not posting in quite a while, literally I just was not able to.  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have some clue about my journey.  I will try and give you bits and pieces of what has been happening in today’s post, then I will elaborate in more detail later….so this is the bullet point draft of the past two months.  I left you on my way to Where in the World was I going, and I’ll start there.

Israel and Jordan

The trip to Israel and Jordan at the end of May was the most fabulous journey ever!  Landing in the Holy Land was the beginning of 13 days of awe and wonder!  I thought I kind of knew what to expect but there was really no way to have known the fun, glory, and awesomeness our team experienced – for me personally it was transforming.  It is quite awesome to have every team member in one mind, one accord, and one spirit. We were all focused on the same purpose there; which primarily was to pray in every part of the country; that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would be known and peace would prevail in every aspect of life. We had some divine encounters, divine appointments, and truly exemplary fellowship with a great commitment to fun.  Like I said, I would  post next time just on the wonders of that journey.

Heal the Sick (Heal Thyself)

Some of the difficulties that I’ve had in the past two months are issues with my health.  Before this, I basically felt invincible because I have never been one to tolerate any sickness in my life, since prayer for the sick has been a focal point of my ministry life.  I’ve been in many countries throughout the world and have seen incredible miracles from praying for the sick. God still works in great ways, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever…He is the Great Physician!

Then I began suffering from my own illness, praying diligently trying to reconcile why I suddenly had an electrical problem with my heart, that sent me to the emergency room and a hospital stay four times with Afib, in a month.  I have cherished all the prayer from everyone that I’ve gotten, but  there was no change.. which led to frustration and sometimes anger at this continual attack. I needed to get at the root of the problem and to understand the triggers for these events and had to reconcile my beliefs with reality.

So now I’m on a journey of another kind.  I have begun the change of a mindset many years in the making. Habits are ingrained and have to be pulled like weeds, or you find your consistent effort sabotaged. I had to learn a new way of how to live in the natural to one of a more disciplined life. Benefitting me the most is sitting quietly before the Lord, soaking in His Presence – discovering the whys. “Be still. I will fight for you.” Exodus 14:14.  It is interesting that a recent fall at a Christian conference, causing an injury to my knee and possible surgery, has slowed me down even more…however, I am going after that one with lots of prayer. I am definitely listening more to the Lord’s voice now that He has a captive audience – my heart.    Just being real here.

Creativity

Being creative is like breathing, something I live every moment doing.  I created a Fourth of July sign, transformed our fireplace with a new mantle, and started landscaping our front yard (which is temporarily on hold).

Patriotic Signage

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Finished

Revamp – Before and After Fireplace

 My house continues to evolve. This week I added a new mantle to the fireplace.  Now I can hang all my Christmas stockings there for the first time. That makes me so happy!

Journaling

I am always in the process of writing and journaling.  A new journal is emerging with a combination of writing, art, and bullet entries. I am loving it!  Working on a video preview of two months work. This is just a page sample.  Another blog post soon.

 

Last Thoughts:

I’ve got many projects in the works that will change (remember it is inevitable) some of the course of this little blog. Look for it!

No matter what life throws at you, NEVER GIVE UP!

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Prophetic Word

Prophetic Word for March

I’m feeling the impression to bring a word of hope today, inspired for this season.  Maybe it will encourage you.

All these years the Lord has been depositing seeds into your spirit, from promises, from encounters, and people speaking into your life. They have been dormant for a while, perhaps a very long time. Perhaps you have forgotten or thought with discouragement that those promises would never come to pass, or you have begun to give up, that you have just been forgotten. Remember God’s promises are “YES” and “AMEN”!  Even if you don’t feel or know any specific promise or word given to you, begin to claim what God has promised in His word.  There are so many promises in the Bible regarding health, provision, children, etc.  His  word abides forever, there is no expiration date!

Those promised and inspired words need to be watered with prayer,  believing God for them to take root, and an unwavering knowing that He loves you and always keeps His promises. Watering will bring them to life, even after decades of being dormant.  Those promises will begin to sprout.  This is the day that those seedling will begin to come forth bursting from the ground of your spirit, fulfilled in a way that you can not even imagine.  The  provision for those promises are from God’s own hand.  The soil that those seeds were deposited into is now fertile and crafted to give nourishment to what is to come. They will begin to bring forth fruit, bearing abundance not only for you but the world around you. Now is the time! Now is the time! Now is the time!  Water!

 

Seeking God

Seek the Lord First

The Heavens are open to hear your prayers.  The Lord desires your heart and is waiting for you to draw near to Him. Unimaginable resource is available to you right now to answer the desires of your heart.  There is no question that God is calling you into an encounter with Him.  Are you willing?  Do you desire something new in your life?  Are you needing answers to impossible situations and relationships?  Are you desperate for the provision from Heaven to abundantly supply your financial needs?  There is only one tangible answer to all of these questions…Seek first the Kingdom of God!

You say that’s too simple.  I say it’s the only way.  I have always thought that I was following after God and all His righteousness, though in recent days His Presence had faded and His voice not as clear.  I imagined I was right with God, His grace had seen me through some difficult times, and I never stopped loving Him…but I knew my passion and my life with Him was not what it used to be.

So I made a decision to stop everything I was doing and began to seek Him first.  Everything is a step of faith and I didn’t feel much different at first, but as I continued to read more of the Word, find time to sit at His feet, and to spend time worshiping Him, He began to draw closer to me.  I had to still press in.  His voice in my spirit was clearer and His presence was tangible.  Then things began to change.  Noticibly my blogs which had 10-12 new followers a week jumped to 1,900 in two weeks!  My desire to meet and make new friends exploded exponentially, I was even able to join a community of believers that I’d prayed for 20 years to be part of.  My thinking became clearer with new ideas and creative thoughts, even opening my imagination to new ways of seeing things. I have new strength and vitality.  All aspects of my life are changing; body, soul, and spirit.  It is so amazing!  God does give you all when you seek Him.

Try believing the Lord at His Word, seek Him with all your heart!  Believe!

Read Matthew 6: 25-34, Matthew 7: 7-8