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!