God Changes Atmospheres As We Speak

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Just keep speaking as God directs. You have something to say. But wait, it’s as He directs, not in our timing.

In the speaking, light flows with sound, releasing creativity into the spiritual atmosphere – all through our words. There is a timing for every word released.

Words are important to God for they create, tear down, lift up………

Wait, release. Wait, release. That keeps us in step with Holy Spirit.

It’s time to get in step with Holy Spirit as the heart of the Father and the glorious beauty of the Son is revealed to us, in us and through us. Let’s not run with every word that comes to mind, every opinion, every thought. Let’s wait, meditate and then release. God longs for the word that we carry inside to impart life within us first before we speak it out. We become the message and the messenger.

Don’t run with everything you heart. Sometimes it’s just for you. No one else. Can you carry it until God says to release it? Can you? There are so many words floating around. Do you want to be known as a voice or an echo? Be patient.

When we run with an idea or thought or word that is not fully formed in Christ, it carries no weight in the Spirit. It floats around with nowhere to land.

To speak in the power of His anointing? That’s a different story. Words form within us. God directs their release and there they go, carrying the weight of eternity within them. They carry the sound of heaven. God says, “Let their BE!” And there was…..all because we wait on God.

So be patient. When life is forming within us, we don’t have to know every detail of what we carry. We don’t have to know all the answers or even to explain what we are carrying deep inside.

Misunderstood? That comes with the territory.  So many want something definitive, something they can understand and hold tight. But life is not always like that, is it? Are you carrying your dream? Then wait for the right timing to speak it out. When that time comes, we will be able to verbally speak what is inside, deep inside.

Holy Spirit whispers to many – “Follow. Me! We are going somewhere.” One step at a time.

 

In Christ,
Debra

P.S. I am in the process of developing a new web site with a new focus. It is in process. In the meantime, I will continue to post on this site until further notice.  In the future there will be a self-hosted site, separate from this  with a great clarity and creativity of what we are carrying in these times to impart into people’s lives.

What will I do with this site? Perhaps I will keep it going to just flow in random creative thoughts. Still thinking through that now. Thanks for being patient with me.

Can Your Unique Sound Be Released Right Where You Are?

I’m speaking – no one seems to be listening. It’s as if the sound is going into a void that diffuses it, sending it into oblivion, lost forever in nothingness.

Sound Waves From Mouth

As this happens over and over again, I begin to sense that my words aren’t hitting the mark. I watch this happening right as I am speaking. Here it comes, a sense of disconnect. That sense of no one really hooking into what you are saying –deep detachment from the conversation. Words seem to vaporize in the atmosphere.

What’s worse than feeling like you’re not being heard? What’s the outcome here? I can disconnect from everything with the attitude of ‘Why bother?” That leaves me a passive observer, no longer engaging with the atmosphere or environment I am in. I shut down. I’m quiet. There’s nothing coming out even though the well deep inside is full and flowing with ideas and creativity. Frustration builds and builds inside of me.

In contrast to this, I determine that nothing will stop me from being heard. I speak. And I speak. And I speak some more. My intent is to be heard, no matter what. Ever been around people like that? I have and I believe I was someone like that in past seasons. In this type of situation, it seems that everyone sees your insecurity but you. It’s best to quit while you’re ahead when you see people disengaged from what you’re saying and making every excuse to get away from you.

What’s the problem here? Let me give you something to think about. It may be best to read the blog that came before this one to get a feel for where I am going in this series of blog posts. I want to say again that this particular post is a journey in this topic. I throw out the thoughts and you run with them in your own creative way in Christ. That is essentially the heart of the true prophetic – to stir life inside of you so that you seek the Lord for yourself, hearing His voice.

The sound I carry within me, the voice deep inside, cannot be released in the spiritual atmosphere in which I find myself. Therefore, I become frustrated when it appears that I am ignored passed over and somewhat out of sync with everything and everyone around me. Be careful. That can lead to anger. How can they hear when their spiritual ears are closed to your sound? Remember Jesus?

You can relate this to a physical environment you find yourself in, but right now I am talking about my God ordained sound, my voice which flows out of the depths of my being, bringing forth the message that God has placed inside of me within the spiritual atmosphere. My bent. My being.

Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 AMP

God raises up His children in the ‘bent’ into which He fashions them. Each of us has this bent, the way He makes us, forms us in His image, unique, creative and gifted. He wants us to be who we are in Christ. Within that bent, we each have a unique verbal expression. That’s a bit hard to see in the world today where words are devalued all around us. We repeat what others say. We mimic what others say. But how much do we actually spend time with the One who created us to find out our inner voice that expresses His life through us.

A radical sound is not necessarily the choice of words that we use. It is the sound that emanates deep from within our being, the flows like a river from our inner substance, formed in Christ.

I actually heard Holy Spirit whisper this to me.

“Your sound can’t be released here.”

That set me on a journey that will define these blog posts. I realize that the place where I now find myself in a spiritual climate of believers is not the place where I can release my sound until I get a clear directive from Holy Spirit. That saves me a lot of frustration. The enemy can get into this frustration by making me feel that I am being rejected. For me, when I heard the Lord say this,  I relaxed. I quieted inside. Why fight it?

This is not compromise on my part. It is submission to Holy Spirit. And it comes with peace. Deep peace. We are not entitled to speak in every situation, to have the right answer, to prove that we are cutting edge with a current word of prophecy or to rely on an outflow of words to keep people focused on us.

Perhaps I am on a path here which started in me a long, long time ago. It was at that time when I asked the Lord to anoint me with words of power, purpose, truth, life and healing. He asked me “Do you want to be a voice of truth in a world of chaos?’

I said, “Yes.”

This seems to my training process here. It starts with learning  when to be silent, not so much when to speak. I know that I know there are prophetic people reading this that can say a hearty “Amen” in agreement with this. For others starting out on how to flow in Holy Spirit, lots of wisdom will flow in life lessons in the days ahead in order to help you grow and mature in prophetic wisdom and grace. More definitely coming on this topic.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra
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Go Deep, Not Wide

Flickr flowing waterRivers of living water flow through my life. This is a promise given to me by Jesus Christ.

He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of the heart shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 (NKJV)

Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says. John 7:38 (Message)

What happens in those seasons when I only see trickles of water going forth, not a moving flow? Does the Word lose its reality and power? Of course not. The word is eternal, alive living. Yet, how about the manifestation in my life so that I am in sync with the word itself? Walking the Word is the way I love to say it.

I can’t force ‘flow”. Holy Spirit reveals Christ in my life. That flow is seamless and moving as my life is in sync with eternal realities in Christ. The Spirit directs the path and leads the way. It grows and I go from glory to glory.

Flow is that sweet spot, a seamless life in connection with God in Holy Spirit, living on earth with an awareness of the divine nature of Christ in me. (2 Peter 1:2) The Holy Spirit is our divine connector. (John 16:13-15) In reality, we are not moving in and out of the position. We exist in that place in Christ. We may have days where our awareness grows dim in the revelation, but that reality does not change as we are in Christ.

The awareness of the flow in Holy Spirit can be seen as mystical or supernatural and it is that. Yet I want to go beyond these words, which can immediately alienate people who feel they are neither mystical nor supernatural. Flow is life in Christ and the outworking of that life, His divine nature, is uniquely our creative expression in the earth today. I am in Christ and His life flows seamlessly through me.

Flickr flowing river 2I want to go deep in this revelation, deeper every day. I want to live in the midst of eternity invading my life. Rivers of living water flowing from me – my reality. The manifestation of this truth is multifaceted. Yes, there are the gifts of the Spirit in prophecy, healing, words of knowledge or wisdom – all of which sync us with heaven while on earth. Yet, I believe it goes beyond this when I contemplate the very life of Christ in me.

Paul says it like this: “…for in Him we live and move and have our being…” (Acts 17:28 NKJV)

Leonard Sweet has a great quote: “…to reveal Jesus’ incarnational beauty, truth and goodness to the world.”

To go deep? What does that mean for me? Living life out of the mix at times. Moving past updating, checking every post on my feed, keeping ahead of the latest developments so that I am trending my life in the moment. This is life living in the shallow water. Why? Because information never ceases. The Internet never shuts down and I will never get ahead of it. It will only cease to widen my life into an unrecognizable form. I want to go deep, not wide. I don’t need to know anything or follow any prescribed formulas. I follow Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life.

Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19 NKJV)

Each of us has a journey in Christ. This diversity infuses the Body of Christ with creativity and originality. It is essential that we go deep, not wide. Too many live in the shallows right now. Journey out into the deep in Christ Jesus.

Image #1 – Flickr – Pandu Adnyana
Image #2 – Flickr – Jogendra Joshi

DebraIn Christ,
Debra

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Hidden In Plain Sight (1)

Green DoorHidden in plain sight. Seems to contradict itself.  How can something be hidden, yet in plain sight? How is that possible?

Well, it happens all around us, every day. Planets were discovered that had been there all along but were actually hidden in plain sight? Voila – one day they were just seen. Been there all along, unseen – then, there they are, found by people whose eyes were opened to SEE at the right time.

How about when you are looking for something, can’t find it, keep looking, don’t find it and get frustrated? Then suddenly, perhaps a few minutes or hours later, it shows up, having been there all along. Where did it go? Or had it been there all along but was hidden because of our inability to actually see what we were looking for?

So, what about Jesus since He is my reality – my way, truth and life.

Jesus came to His own and His own knew Him not. He was hidden in plain sight, until the right time. Then He was seen by those whose eyes were opened.

John 1:9-12 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God

Jesus moved in time, sensitive to the Father’s voice and heaven’s directive, He was in the world but the world, for a time, did not see Him. Along the way, walking in His destiny, some eyes opened to SEE but even in that moment, heaven originated the action.

Matthew 16:15-16 He said to them, “ But who do you say that I am?”16 Simon Peter answered and said, “ You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

SpiralJesus walked in an acute sense of timing. Why? He was in time and totally obedient to the Father’s directive, submitted to His way and His destiny, never hurried or rushed. Time was on His side and even though hidden while in plain sight, He was not hidden from the Father in heaven. He knew that to walk in time contrary to the sound of heaven would not be wise for the Father’s purpose and plan for His life.

Jesus knew that to be revealed in time was very important. His life started with a divine placement in time:

Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

When His disciples tried to convince Him that there was no time like the present and to just go ahead and move out, He rebuked them:

John 7:2-9 Now the Jews ’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brothers therefore said to Him, “ Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” 5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.6 Then Jesus said to them, “ My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

When I started concentrating on the beauty of time in Christ, I realized that I, along with you, are placed in time for such a time as this. This revelation is beginning to overwhelm me so I best take it slow and follow Holy Spirit as it is revealed before my spiritual eyes.

Now about me. I have experienced a divine hiddenness over the past years, many years to be exact. I denied it, tried to force my way out of it, got discouraged when people ignored me or rejected me and even fell into depression when I discerned that in this hiddenness I was useless and without purpose. I took the reality of my life being hidden but in plain sight, very disconcerting and deeply disturbing, often feeling rejected and useless. No matter how much I tried, I could not make myself seen. I wish I knew then, what I know now. Things may have gone a bit smoother. But, great lessons are learned from great failures. So life goes on and I am much wiser for the experience.

My focus on this series of blogs: time, hiddenness, being revealed, being in time yet hearing the call of heaven, walking in sync with the sound of heaven, and more. I intend to learn along the way so hope you follow me and share some comments with me as I go forth.

Why focus on this now? Well, Holy Spirit whispered to me the other day:

“Time is not working against you. Time is on My Side. Follow Me.”

DebraIn Christ,
Debra

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