Spring 2020 NewsletterRead Now
Spring has sprung! Has spring sprung? For many of us, we missed March, April, and now May. Trying to navigate through unchartered territory has become our song. I am reminded of the children of Israel journeying through the desert with no understanding as to how to acclimate to a place that was completely unfamiliar. Their only guidance came from the cloud by day and the fire by night. And so here we are.
There are moments I choose to believe that the government has our best interests at heart and at any moment Stein Mart will reopen and I can buy myself a birthday outfit with the cash that still sits on my dresser. That thought becomes very distant as the days pass. But still we wait. I must admit unashamedly that I have found peace and contentment on my own personal journey in the wilderness wanderings. I am experiencing a personal “reset.” What about you? Are you grumbling and complaining? If so, ask yourself, “Has God changed? Does He not see? And is He not sovereign?” Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when the heat comes but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought. Nor cease from yielding fruit.”
Some prophets have said, “This is a forced Sabbath.” I tend to agree. Did God cause the calamity and Covid-19? Absolutely NOT. I will never stop believing that my God is good and so, so kind. But has God allowed us to discern the moving of the cloud and the fire? YES! The reset in my journey has caused me to gain a few pounds as I spend much of my day in intercession, worship, and journaling. And what about you? My personal submission is not to the Governor’s mandate, but to choose to use this time revisiting my life’s purpose. I have found that I love His presence more and more. My prophetic words are not as important as silence in this season.
The Lord spoke to me over a month ago that He was raising up an underground prayer movement, and there was a clarion call to awaken one million intercessors across the earth. Now that is earth shattering! We will be ushering in the new era that has been prophesied, and perhaps it has come from this place of global panic and hysteria. We serve a King and a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. As good soldiers let’s not become entangled in the affairs of everyday life (2 Timothy 2:3).
So, my prophetic insight is this: We will recover but with a new sobriety and perspective on our purpose and what is really important--God, family, fellowship, and service. Not much has changed. There is really nothing new under the sun. Stand for truth. The frustrations we may experience over the conflicting voices will eventually be revealed. Everything that can be shaken shall be shaken. You are being called to find yourself once again, hidden in Christ. Reset and re-emerge as one who is sure of their identity, their life’s purpose, and with a stronger discernment of the ways of God. Each day look to the cloud and during the night, the fire. This season shall pass and hopefully we as a people will re-emerge stronger and more purposeful in our mission.
Is. 61 says, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor, He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He will be glorified.”
Loving Him and You,
Ruth and Impact Ministry