Tracing the steps of my life as it crosses the bridge from all about me to all about Jesus.

Compelled by love

 I’m bankrupt without love.  This is the last phrase in The Message translations of 1 Corinthians 13:3.  love-14

I have been thinking about love constantly this week. What is love?  It is Jesus.  Love is a person.  So when I leave love behind, I leave Jesus behind.  That’s a pretty big deal.

I live in a supernatural culture.  I work for a supernatural school.  My heart and passion are to see The Saints equipped for the work of service.  But the most important thing in my life is Jesus.  I am so in love with Him,  I am captivated,  I am compelled, I am overwhelmed.  I can’t imagine a day where He isn’t the focus.

Yet, Sometimes I have to check myself.  Some times I have to take a look in the mirror and say, “am I loving people?”  If 1 Corinthians 13 is true, and I believe it is.  Paul is sharing a huge revelation with us.  Our lives can look like Jesus is the focus when our gifts are flowing, but the reality is, that unless LOVE is the center of our lives, Jesus isn’t in the middle of it.

Last night I attended the premiere showing of a new film about Heidi Baker called Compelled By Love.  If you are not familiar with Heidi, she and her husband Rolland are founders of Iris Ministries.  The Baker’s have long been based in Mozambique and Heidi is known for declaring that it all started with a simple direction from The Lord, “Stop for the one”

I was rocked to the core by her love and compassion.  I don’t feel called in the way she does but I did get renewed in my calling.  I realized that I can teach a zillion prophecy classes, speak a million messages, see uncountable healings, help and serve in supernatural schools and ministries all over the world but if I really want to equip The Saints, I need love them and teach them how to love.

What I see for 2014

I have been praying into 2014 for a few months now.  This is my 5th year to intentionally ask GOD for a word for the year ahead. I feel like a broken record because every years word starts with.  THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!  This year is no exception.  I am behind on posting this because I have been trying to find a different way to start this year’s word and frankly, finally Holy Spirit just said “why?”  “With GOD each year is amazing”.  The Word even tells us that there is no end to the increase of His government and peace (Isaiah 9:7).  So without further rambling, here is all the amazingness I see for the year ahead.  I pray this word encourages you and draws you to Jesus in a new and deeper way in 2014.   vision-image-Key

The first thing I saw was a map of the world spread out on a table.  I was looking at it from above.  It seemed like a I was actually in Heaven looking down.  Doors appeared over the map between where I was and the world.  I saw people walking up to the doors and opening them.  The doors opened into heaven, not out of Heaven.  As these people stood in the doorways, the map lifted off the table.  I heard a voice ask me what I saw and I responded with “I see the Earth is rising”  “the voice responded with “no longer do I desire bits of Heaven to come to earth, through The Saints, I call Earth to come to Heaven”.   The vision continued for a few minutes, as I sat mesmerized at all of the possibilities that could be on Earth if the atmosphere was constantly like that of Heaven.

I documented this vision and in the weeks to follow I asked GOD for more clarity on what I saw.   I realized the doors were placed strategically over spots in the world.  Northern CA, Tulsa (Bible belt), Pennsylvania and other historic birthplaces of the US, were locations that I had gotten significant words for in 2013 word.  I feel The Lord is continuing to do great things in these areas.

In addition to those doors, there were doors over South Africa, India, Iceland, Peru, Germany, Nigeria, Indonesia,  Egypt, Turkey, Vancouver CA, and a huge door covered the Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Bahama’s area.

I prayed into each of these doors.  I saw that in the first half of this year, those doors allowing Earth to rise up to Heaven start opening.  What was cool was that the doors opened and then the keys were given.  The Lord is saying the doors are not locked, we don’t need keys to open them.  All we need is to open them from the right side, the side of Heaven.  Once these doors open, The Lord is giving us the keys to keep them open.  This is more symbolic than functional.  As these doors open, it is a sign to The Enemy, they will not be shut or locked ever again. GOD gives us the keys as a charm to wear if you will,  they are a manifestation of the reality of  doors that can never to be shut.  Nothing is currently locked.   I felt this was a point of importance.  We as Saints must grasp the revelations that nothing is shut to us.  Nothing is locked.  The key’s are this revelation.  I saw that people are going to be finding keys and receiving keys as gifts this year in the natural.  When we get a key in the natural, it is an invitation from The Lord to seek out the spiritual “open door”

The second big vision I saw while praying for the year ahead was one that had to do with eyesight.  I saw two pictures side by side.  I saw all the current worldly sight developments happening.  People getting glasses and contacts, surgery, Google glasses, more advancements in seeing into space and the rise of photo technology and visual ways to communicate via the internet.  The 2nd picture was of The Saints doing and seeing in the same way we always have.  Then suddenly, there was a flash of fire and then a wave of rain and how we saw and perceived was changed in an instant.   I don’t know how to put this in words, but love and how to love people was restored.  How we see Jesus, each other and pre-Christians is going to change.  Fear is going to take a major hit this year.  Fear is a mirage.  Our eyes will be clear to move forward.  A new ability to embrace change and originality is also part of this new sight.  When I asked why I saw these two pictures side by side The Lord told me that He is calling his people to search out new vision in a greater way than the world does.  No longer would our vision, inspiration, and creativity be second to the world.  He showed me that the world keeps inventing things that increase sight and vision but true sight and vision is a person, Jesus.  Dreams, visions, and Heavenly encounters are no longer going to be experienced by a few.  All of this is going to be restored as part of the normal Christian life as Earth rises up to Heaven.  We will see the way Heaven sees.

There is going to be a great meld of loving people and the supernatural this year.  Things like feeding the poor and seeing dramatic healings while doing so are going to become the norm.  Because of our new sight, a new unity of streams and denominations will arise.  In the year ahead, The Saints that choose to find common ground with other Saints and work together is where kingdom advancement comes. Several years ago I had a vision of 3 streams turning into raging rivers.  This year I saw that again but this time the rivers were on a path to run into each other and merge.  I believe the actual merging is more in the following years but this year will be the start of the rivers coming together.

I could go on and on about what I saw happening with each of the areas that had a door over them and if you are interested in any particular door, you can ask me and I will share what I saw and am feeling.

I am so, so excited about the year ahead.  For me personally, in just the last 3 days, I feel love and the desire to love well up in me in a new way.  I feel we just can’t help but overflow to everything around us as we love and worship Jesus.  He is so good.  Blessings to you in 2014.

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Something big is coming.

Never before have I been in a place like this. I have learned to live expectantly. I enjoy change.

But this is different.

The expectation of what is to come is higher than ever.

Yet hunger and satisfaction are co-existing in my like never before.

Sometimes I feel expectation yet take no responsibility for partnering with it.

Other times  I dive in with all abandon to what I see on the horizon and miss what is happening now.

Not this time. This time I have struck the match. I long for the fire of the manifested presence of GOD to invade our world, yet I am so enamored and in love with even the little sparks of His love and presence as the kindling starts to burn.

What a sweet paradox it is to enjoy the gifts of today and dream with GOD about the future.

In Him, we never have to miss a thing if we  just abide.

Here is the story of what happened last night at Peet’s Coffee for all those who asked.  Please keep these 3 women in your prayers.  I am so hopeful about what Christ is doing in their lives.

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Last night I was at Peet’s Coffee.  I was reading minding my own business when 3 woman sat down at the table next to me.  Out came a tarot deck.  This immediately struck my interest.  

I could not really hear what they were saying but I could see the cards.  Instantly I felt several things.  The first was empathy for the lady reading the cards.  The gifts and callings of GOD are irrevocable (Rom 11:29) and could tell this lady was gifted. I could tell she was struggling with the interpretation.  As she spouted off what the cards represented and looked up things in her ‘Tarot Bible’ it was obvious she somehow knew it was off.  I can relate to that.  I remember back in my early 20’s, aware that I had some special gift, I turned to tarot cards and making birth charts.  I was good at it, pretty accurate but it was always missing that one important piece.   As good as it was, it seemed empty, void, not really a solution.  I felt for this lady, I knew GOD had placed a gift in her and she had the knowledge to share with people in a way that brought them into truth and light.

The second thing I felt was for the lady getting the reading.  She had an issue.  That much is clear, I mean why else would you get a tarot reading.  I prayed and instantly Holy Spirit gave me the whole story.  It was a court case.  Involving old friends and family had been pulled into the matter.  This woman’s pain for her grand kids and that their family would be ruined and there would be no legacy for them was tearing her up inside.  I sat at my table and pressed in.  Asking GOD for His wisdom for her.  How to share His love with her and how much she, her kids, her grandkids, and the dreams of her heart mattered to Him too.

Third was the lady who was with them.  She was so down on herself it didn’t take a prophet to see it.  So I asked Holy Spirit.  “I want a word for her too?”  

I waited about 20 min.  All the while praying silently, and watching.  Finally I felt the right moment had come.  I packed my stuff and as I walked by their table I said “excuse me, I couldn’t help but notice you guys were doing a reading. I could not really hear what this was all about but I think I have some insight for you. Do you mind if I share?”  

The two woman receiving readings were open but the psychic didn’t seem so happy I was interrupting her.  I can’t really explain it but suddenly it was like her eyes were saying “You got nothing”  That of course just got me more excited.  I knew right then and there something big was going to happen for these ladies. 

 As I started talking it became one of those experiences where I was hearing myself say things I didn’t even know I knew.   I explained to the woman with the court issue all that was going on.  I even, to my own amazement, blurted out two very important dates one in March one in April that she then freaked out about because one was a private meeting to see if they kept their court date and the other was the court date.  (Go Holy Spirit). I continued on sharing some dreams of her heart and how those were going to happen.  

I spoke next to the other woman receiving a reading.  I won’t go into details but basically by the end she asked for my number and wanted to know if we could talk more about GOD and if she could come to church sometime.  (COME ON!  GOD is so good!)

Lastly, I spoke to the psychic. I began by telling her how the gifts and callings of GOD were irrevocable.  By affirming she had something and was also a seer, which she confirmed. The rest was kind of a word kind of me telling her my story of not understanding, having friends and family not really understand what I had and how I too didn’t have the vocabulary or the training to explain what I knew and saw.  The conversation didn’t win her over but I could tell it was impacting her and she was thinking about it. One thing she did say is that no one had ever called what she had a gift, those that she cared about always called it a curse. She had begun reading tarot cards as a way to earn money.  She thought if she earned enough money doing it, her family would see the success and not view her as cursed.  That broke my heart.  I asked her if I could pray for her and she said yes.  I said just a short prayer of blessing and asked GOD to make His love known to all three of the women.

I know this story seems crazy but I really want this to happen all the time.  My heart isn’t to sweep in and prove all the mystics and psychics wrong.  I think many times they are very accurate for reasons discussed above. But I want The Church to take back this area.  I am tired of hearing that police stations call in psychics for missing person cases.  I am tired of mystics having hit TV shows.  I am so so ready for the Prophets and the Seers to reemerge in our world.  For us to be known not just as the people with the answers but as people who bring those answers wrapped in love and redemption.   

 

It has been a long time since I posted on this blog. 

I have written tons of stuff.  Mostly in my journal. A lack of material is definitely not the problem.

Time is the problem…..  Or at least that is where I pin the blame.

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Where is this? Where is that? I have been whining to GOD a lot lately.

Whine – Whine – WhineHow come I don’t have?  How come I don’t see?

When I finally stop for a second to take a breath, there is that soft still voice.

Those questions.  GOD questions.  Don’t you just love how GOD has a way of asking a question that totally trumps all the questions you just asked?

GOD “if I gave you all those things, people, opportunities that you are asking for, where would you put them?”

ME: “What?  What kind of question is that?  I would make room, somehow they would just fit, things You give always come first”

GOD: “Well what if you create space now?  As an act of faith? Why don’t you make room for the things you want now, before you have them?”

ME:  “ummm, I never thought about that.  OK, I’ll do it”

So that is where I am.  I have decided to let several things go.  Loosen my grip on some stuff in hopes that what I really want comes soon. One of the things I really want it to post more and grow this blog.  So I am going to make space in my life to have time to write.  To share the stories of what is happening on my journey.

More to come.  Hopefully tomorrow.  🙂

 

“In the presence of GOD, He develops your presence among people.

 

 

As I was praying into the year I saw a few pictures and The Lord gave me a sense that big things were coming in the year ahead
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I believe that revival/renewal comes this year.  I saw pockets of it everywhere on this big map.  Tulsa as a targeted spot. I see it sweeping Tulsa, the state, the Bible belt and then on to merge with other pockets and restore our country.   I saw the bride of Christ rise up and take her place.  She was beautiful and without blemish.  There is a new revelation that proceeds this move that comes almost instantaneously to those who pray and seek, that revelation is of their place as a saint, as a son and daughter.

As I prayed I felt the timing was fall or last quarter.   I sought GOD on what that meant for the first part of the year and I got a picture of an olympic athlete, a swimmer.  I saw him with his bag walking into the venue for the competition.  When he entered he opened the bag and started taking things out like goggles, his USA team jacket, ets.  These were tools that he needed for his skill or his gift so to speak.  I then saw a separate vision where small gold treasure boxes were coming down from heaven so very softly almost floating gently into the hands of the person they were purposed for.

I quickly understood the treasure chests.  They were the supplies we need for our particular giftings.  They are the things we need as we “dive in”.  Everyone gets a treasure box this year.   I pressed in asking The Lord about the athlete and what he was doing.  Holy Spirit showed me that the past few years have been about training.  What the person was doing now was preparing.

I believe The Lord is saying this is it.  The big event is around the corner,  It is time to get to the venue/place we are created for and get prepping.  I hear the Lord say “you are trained” “you are ready”   It just remains to stretch and get focused.  The race is coming and you will win, because Christ has already been victorious.

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