Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst. A victorious warrior. He will be quiet in His love. He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zeph. 3:17

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Unknown Power

For the past year and a half, I have been seeing 11:11 on the clock and just the number 11. This number 11 means transition. When you look up in the bible Deut. 11:11 "But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven." (NLT) I know that my 11:11 experience is about to come forth. Not just in my own life but within our family unit of 5.

Recently, Abraham(husband) discovered unknown power that he didn't realize he was given. God has been preparing his heart for inner healing. Things that have occurred in his past that he never healed from emotionally. As he began to deal with this emotion that was coming out like a volcano exploding from a Friday to Sunday, God spoke to me and told me to tell him to use his power of worship.

As Abraham sat there at the keyboard trying to even play a note, you could feel the warfare. The fight going on to have him stay in this state of anger and hurt. As he pressed in for the next 2 days, he began to feel that anger and hurt lift off of him. He expressed that he never knew what true POWER was in worship when it came to warfare. I told him that "God has gifted you with worship. He created you with that gift. You began to unfold that gift at the age of 11. (note the age of 11) Now almost 38 years later, you are still unwrapping that gift. You have begun to see what is inside it. Allow God to reveal to you the power he has given you. He has a mighty destiny for your life. Your 11:11 experience is beginning. There is a reason for your gifting...to tear down the walls that only worship can bring down. Just like Joshua and the walls of Jericho, they marched around that city 7 times and who was in front...the worshippers, instruments, dancers and singers. Because in the time of worship, the enemy must flee."
I have read in a devotional entitled "Come Away My Beloved"... "when you begin to praise and worship, it is like when they build a new power plant and when they throw the switch and all the power goes on...THAT is the power of praise and worship."

Begin to ask God to help you open your gift....it may take 38 years or it may take a year...He has woven you for a purpose and a destiny. I am excited to see where our gifts are taking us in the future. I have seen a vision of us ministering together so here I am to say, "God, let's open the gift a little more."

Have an awesome day opening your gift from God.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

He is there

This past Thursday I was honored to be able to share my heart for a few minutes. This was my graduation day at MOPS, next year I will have all elementary age children. WOO-HOO!!!! Betcha couldn't tell that I am excited. I am so done with the preschool age children. When you have your children close together 14 and 17 months about, those preschool years just seem to go on and on.

Here is the message that I spoke to the ladies after a wonderfully talented friend Eileen painted. She painted to Paint Your Picture by Julie Meyer. The end result of the picture: the Hands of God forming a baby and the piece is entitles "You are My Masterpiece."

Psalm 139:10- "Even there Your hand will lead me. And your right hand will lay hold of me." (NLT)
~God has taken you like a piece of clay and formed YOU ~ into YOU ~ He has signed His name. He is your Master Potter. His hand leads you everyday from 2am feedings, diaper changes, trials of potty training, the flat out NO! tantrums. He is there through the joys of all the firsts - smile, word, steps, day of preschool and so forth. God is with you in every step.
He is there when you feel the loneliest - like when your world is falling apart. Your social life goes from being out with friends on a regular basis to 'When will I ever see the outside of this house other than the grocery store.?!?' When you stop workng to stay home with your child. When you step down from ministry - or barely even able to get to church. God is there. He has seen your circumstances and given you the grace to walk through this journey of motherhood.
He is waiting with arms wide open for you to just say "I GIVE UP!!!!" Papa is ready to take you in His arms and hold you close. We all have our struggles but remember to see God in the little things. He wants to hear all about your day. He wants to share His heart with you. He wants to show you the masterpiece He carefully created.

What story is the Master Potter revealing to you?