A Time Of…Connecting, Piecing, Focusing

Glory of Zion/Chuck Pierce had a dynamic message on Sunday. He said that it is time for:

Connecting the Dots
Putting the pieces together
Vision becomes clear
Two things becoming one
People see you differently

It is time. Time for seeing the Lord re-integrate our lives into wholeness. Time to re-member our lives into His purpose.

The enemy seeks to fragment us by attacking our identity and scattering our focus. Scripture tells us that he roars around seeking whom he may devour and that his purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. This is still his plan today. And, for many of us, it has been a hard year, filled with attacks on our finances, health, families, marriages and more.

But God…….

God is going to re-integrate, re-member, and restore our lives to standing firm in the reality of our identity in Christ. How will He do this? It will be unique for each one of us. I believe in this word from Glory of Zion.  If you want to hear more of it just go to Glory of Zion and listen to Sunday morning’s message. I can sense that change is in the air. Here is how those points above relate to my life.

Connecting the DotsConnecting the Dots – There were times when I would try to form the picture from the very little I had. It did not work, at all. Many times I felt that my life was built on uncoordinated, out of sync pieces that would come together for a moment in time, never to be heard of again. Relationships that I truly felt were traveling with me into my future fell by the wayside. Ministry opportunities where I gave my all only to be put to the side when something or someone better came along disappeared into a vapor. The dots just drifted in space, each one holding substance but not yet integrally linked to see a picture. God will now connect some of these dots that seemed confusing at the time to show me that He was behind the scenes working in my life for a greater glory. Of course, not all will be revealed this side of heaven but that’s ok. I’ll take what I can get and more.

PuzzlePutting the pieces together – During this past year, in my frustration, I often mentioned to my husband that our lives felt like a puzzle, spread out in pieces on a kitchen table. The problem was that the pieces all appeared to be in the right color and form, ready to be put together but whenI tried, nothing happened. Over and over, I tried. It never worked. Why? Only God can piece it all together. All the mess, all the ups and downs, and all the in-betweens. They really are forming a great picture, called My Life and they all work for good.

EyeVision becomes clear & People see you differently – So much to say about this. This past year I have felt like this:

They arrived at Bethsaida. Some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man’s eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up. “I see men. They look like walking trees.” So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything in bright, twenty–twenty focus (Mark 8:22-25 Message)

My desire: clear focus again, clear prophecy, clear spiritual vision. It’s happening. As for people seeing me differently, that would take a whole blog post so whey don’t you look at this one? And this one?

Two things becoming one – still thinking about this one so I will focus on just the above for now.

This prophetic word is life to me. How about you? Do any of these points connect with you?

Debra

In Christ,
Debra
Rivers of Eden Ministry
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Creative Expression – Don’t Break Your Stride!

Walking in the snowDon’t break your stride!

What does this mean prophetically to me and perhaps to you? At this point, I can’t allow anything to slow me down or to interrupt the pace at which I walk or move in Holy Spirit. I can’t allow anything to get me off of my pace or cause me to deviate from my rhythmic flow in grace.

I believe this is a ‘transition’ time for many of us. I know. That’s been said prophetically for a long time so I can grow weary of hearing it again. Yet, after years of wilderness wandering, God is speaking to me to trust, to watch, to believe, to hear, and to know. I hear the voice of God. As a Christian, you hear the voice of God.

My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27 Message)

For years I have been moving, even when it felt like I was standing still. Holy Spirit leads and guides. Sometimes the surroundings were dry. Other times there was a fog or a mist blocking my vision. Yet, I am moving through it all.  Today I find myself in a place where Holy Spirit speaks and says, “Don’t break your stride!”

God sets up a rhythmic pace for me in Holy Spirit. Learning to be sensitive to His voice is key. Obeying His directives is also key to movement. We move in His grace, trusting Him with each step of our journey.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me––watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill–fitting on you (Matthew 11:28-29 Message)

Don’t break your stride!

My peripheral vision can pull me off focus.  Looking at people, situations, or circumstances that are on the ‘edges’, off to the side trying to capture my attention, can be a major distraction. If I break stride due to weariness or even unbelief, I lose focus.  I can also break stride because of a cynical attitude that says, “Has God indeed said?” I break stride by looking around and seeing others moving faster than I am so I hurriedly try to catch up to them.

StrideI will stay in my ‘grace stride’ ordained for me by Holy Spirit. Through times of intimacy in prayer and worship, I hear His voice.

Breakthrough is taking us from glory to glory, from faith to faith. Each step Jesus Christ reveals Himself to me by Holy Spirit. My faith increases to believe in Christ alone and His way for me. It is a journey in Christ by Holy Spirit.

WalkingFebruary is a turning month for me. It may be a turning month for you too. Let me show you how the Spirit so beautifully and clearly sets up His way in that word of turning. My eyes only have to be open to see and my ears sensitized to know.

When Holy Spirit moves us, we are moved suddenly or we can move through signposts in the road. February is a month of signposts to show me the way to turning out and moving out. February 1 brought me to a prophetic conference where I received a clear word of destiny. Shortly after that, I stumbled upon a book on Amazon. From the very beginning, it felt like the author was speaking to me. Then, one day on Facebook, an acquaintance I had not heard from in some time asked a simple question, “How are you?” After just a few minutes she invited me to Canada for a time of refreshing and renewal in her home. Step by step, this February is turning for me. This is my way, my path in which I am walking.

Holy Spirit is leading you in Christ’s way and directions for you. Be still and know. Be sensitive and listen.