Can you feel the shift in the spirit? Since the beginning of the year, I have sensed a strong wind from behind me thrusting me in to a season unlike we have ever seen before. I try to avoid clichés, but it truly is a new season in the Lord. I keep hearing the word FORWARD. As Paul tells us in Philippians, “Forgetting those things which lie behind, I press on toward the mark of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus.” What exactly is that high calling? To know Him and make Him known, plain and simple.
I will share with you what I believe is wisdom for this season.
1) Continue to catch the wind. This means discerning moment by moment, day by day, his instructions for you. It could be as simple as staying home and soaking, catching up with an old friend who needs a word, or blessing your pastor with a gift. It could also mean hitting the streets and praying for the homeless man you pass by every day. No matter how big or how little, obedience is key!
2) Step out in new creative ways to explore hidden gifts you may not have known were possible. Write that song, paint a picture, pick up a guitar or create a new recipe. Creativity expands our spirit man and boosts our confidence in the Lord.
3) Never stop learning! Glean from wise counsel, read encouraging and thought-provoking books, or re-read a favorite book of the Bible in a different version! There are those around you who need what you can glean from a fresh perspective!
4) Find someone younger than you to mentor! I was in a conference in January this year with young prophets from around the world. It truly is a season of the generations running together! I was so blessed to see how they honored the elders and were hungry to be mentored. They have a zeal that I so desire to walk in. They are all around us; we just need to ask God who he has placed before us.
5) Pay attention to your dreams! There is such instruction, direction, healing and knowledge that is being poured out as we sleep.
6) Pray for interpretation and strategy! They are very significant parts of your journey!
I began a monthly online mentoring this past week and we had many participants. The Spirit of God moved powerfully in prophetic ministry after I taught on keys to your destiny! If you are interested, please go to my website and sign up! I would love to connect with you. www.impactministrytriad.com
Lastly, there are no words to describe how blessed I feel to be walking on the earth in this hour! God is releasing His Glory and His amazing love, and we are on the verge of a global awakening that we get to be a part of!
I heard these words in my spirit recently – “Awaken the Seers.” It is imperative that our spirit man remain alert, that we heed those nudges and dreams, and that we align with intercessors to see the desired outcome of God’s external purposes. Proverbs 4:5 reminds us that the spirit of wisdom and understanding is available to all who ask.
God is desiring that we choose to grow in the realm of seeing and discerning, not only for our churches, leaders and families but for world events as well. I hear from many others about their dreams concerning their foresight of hurricanes, floods, issues with North Korea, and our own government. Most recently I had a dream about the Las Vegas shooting, as did another intercessor. The question remains the same – What do I do now with such revelation?
God entrusts these secrets to His friends, His prophets, and all who will incline their ear towards heaven. With that said, it is key that we stand in the counsel of the Lord because He will instruct us. And always we ourselves are to pray into what God is revealing. He is always looking for someone who will stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30). We may not have the platform to sound the alarm or send it to Charisma Magazine or The Elijah List; nonetheless, you can make a difference in the Kingdom as you intercede and steward what you have been given.
A few years back, I had a dream that I intercepted a phone conversation concerning Benghazi. When I awoke, I realized this was serious business. I notified a strategic prayer group that had access to an international prayer movement. I sensed the release when I engaged others who had authority in the realm of international assignments. God loves to engage you in His affairs, whether it be in the watch of the night, a dream, or a vision. Seers – SEE! Ask Holy Spirit to align you with people who understand the times and seasons of the Lord (I Chron. 12:32).
Habakkuk 2:1 says, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me.” SEERS – the Lord is calling you to arise! He is releasing a fresh perspective and Grace upon you! You have a voice and your prayers touch heaven and impact earth! Please contact me if you would like more information on how you can make a difference.
Loving Him and You!
Sitting here on a flight from Toronto via New York I am grinning inside thinking about all the unexpected twists and turns that life brings. I never would have imagined as a born and bred New Yorker that I would be living in the south and making trips back north to bring the message of the kindness and mercy of God.
While I lived here, there was a lot of pain and disappointments and had I remained I am sure my life message would be vastly different. I truly felt like Ruth leaving Moab and all my relatives behind to go to a place of unfamiliarity. Though many years have passed, it seems like yesterday I was working in the fields not understanding that my destiny would unfold from a foreign land. I am forever grateful.
You see, my very first airline flight was my grandma taking me to Bermuda in the fifth grade to help ease the pain of my parents’ separation. I remember that flight as if it were yesterday. Though my heart was breaking, I looked at my grandmother as if she was the most beautiful person in my life. She had an awesome career as Director of several beauty schools and she traveled to many places. I wanted to be just like her. In many ways, God answered that prayer. That desire to travel to nations was birthed in my heart and was later enhanced when my husband worked for the airlines and travel was the major perk! I loved the blue skies!
I hope I never lose my wonder of God. I hope I always remember the years I believed this was a pipe dream or a figment of my imagination, a simple childhood fantasy. I believe with my whole heart God gave me a glimpse into my destiny when I knew Him not.
I have the most wonderful life. I get to love God’s people and intercede for cities, leaders, churches and regions. I get to prophesy life in barren places. I have seen so many of the places I used to dream of, all while loving God’s people and preaching the gospel! The interesting thing is that now I go as led by Holy Spirit and not coveting vacations! I could cry when I get to experience the beauty of the earth and all its people and diverse cultures, even if only for a few hours while on a ministry trip.
That in essence is what my Nana did for me on that first trip. She comforted me in my pain and barrenness. I believe it was seed for my calling. I wanted to be just like her. There is a child within all of us. Let God breathe on your memories and look for the nuggets that will remind you of His love, faithfulness, and kindness toward you.
All of you make serving Him so wonderful! I so need your encouragement. I am venturing out into some new unknown territory and covet your prayers. I could pinch myself every day that God has taken this stubborn hard Yankee woman and lovingly changed my heart and my life. I live to serve Him and to allow His love to not only transform me, but all those He sends me to!
Here are some of the new ministry doors God is opening up:
POTUS Prayer Shield
Mentoring of the Women In Ministry Network
Aligning with other prophets for regional and international transformation
I am so excited for the upcomimg release of my book, " The Prophetic Journey.” Nicki and Tripp Black are doing an amazing job as my publishers. I HIGHLY recommend them.
Loving Him and you!