Deep Waters – Trembling in the Waves

WaveThe deep waters – our world trembles with each wave that washes over us. Our lives are disrupted.  We are being deconstructed. What was built up within us in religion is coming down. Jesus Himself is bringing it down. We are imploding from within. It seems we are unable to comprehend the simplicity in Christ. We want more. More of this and more of that – forever chasing new things, new revelation, forsaking the deep well of Jesus Christ.

So used to being hand fed on movements, we are not used to feeding ourselves, trusting Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the Way in Christ.

We got comfortable being in the mix, in the system, whether that system was a constant stream of prophetic conferences or a church/denomination that dictated a norm rather than show us the WAY – a way of adventure and creativity in Holy Spirit. The church at large is in a sad state. The solution? Return to Jesus. Many lost their first love. Jesus calls and woos them back to Him.

He watches. He waits and observes from the outside looking in. So few actually notice Him. He looks through the window with a desire to be our all in all. How much do we settle for so much less?

Some beautiful poetic expression below.

The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes
leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall;
He is looking through the windows, gazing through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
(Song of Songs 2:8-10 NKJV)

This inner deconstruction of our lives brings down all our idols. And, there are many.

Why? So that our focus is purified to look into His eyes, to catch His gaze, to reflect His glory,. To BE the creative expression of Christ in the earth.

Debra

In Christ,
Debra
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Into the Deep, Out of Shallow Waters

If I am consumed with inner passions that drive my soul, then I move in sync with my own desires rather than listening to the whisper of God’s voice. From deep inside my spirit, His voice calls me to a place of quietness and strength in the midst of the world’s noise. It’s here that I live in the depths of His presence. Much like a deep ocean, I live move and have my being in Him as the current of Christ’s life in me charts my course in Holy Spirit. I don’t like shallow waters. I don’t live a shallow life.

cropped-cropped-photo3.jpgI can’t live in the shallow waters of life, splashing around with good intentions while following the desire of my own hearts. In this place, I can wade in limited realities. Words such as perhaps, maybe, could be or some day form mental images that bind me to safety. Shallow waters provide safety. It is a place I can splash around all day, never experiencing much at all.

God calls me to the deep oceans where there are strong currents. The force of His currents strengthens my faith, as I move in sync with Him. The deep oceans sweep me along as I submit to the winds and the waves stirred up by God’s hand.

The deep is where I choose life, abundantly lived in response to the call of the His voice. The prevailing winds and strong currents subject me to storms with high, relentless waves at times that take my life and turn it in many directions. Yet I still affirm in my heart to follow the sound of His voice into the deep. It is here I experiences courage in the midst of high waves, faith in the midst of strong storms and hope to sail through it all for His purpose.

I choose to untie the anchor that ties me to the shallows. I have had enough of it to be quite honest. These past 3 years have been mundane and nebulous but a new day dawns right before my eyes. Holy Spirit charts the course, leading me out and about. I never liked the shallow. It took these past three years, wading in the shallows of fear, worry, and insecurity to know this truth. It’s time to launch out.

Debra

In Christ, Debra

Rivers of Eden Ministry

Creativity Declaration – A Creative Force

This word below is for Me and it is Me. Is it for you? May creativity and beauty be established in the Body of Christ.

Holy Spirit 1I am going to keep posting it on my Facebook page as often as necessary so that I keep reminding myself this is who I am, despite the dryness of these past years. So I will post and re-post as often as I feel the need to remind myself of this. This current blog post is for me and if you want to jump in this river, please do. I am not sure yet where it is going but I am in, all the way. Rivers of Eden.

I burst with creativity but the enemy has tried ever so hard to shoot me down and kill this in me. This creativity that is ready to explode in me that the enemy tells me daily that I am unqualified and unable on all fronts. There is so much to say about this but I believe and continue to believe that there are ‘creative forces’ ready to mentor creatives in Christ.

Ladder to skyThat is me. I know and feel I release this over people, over churches and over nations. So after years of wandering here and there, trying to hook into that ‘sweet spot’ in Jesus I am finding it. Also along the way, many have tried to deter me for whatever reason, even telling me that the creatives are irrelevant to the church. So here goes…………where? Not exactly sure except to say that it will begin in Kenya in April (our next trip.) It is a path that is somewhat here and there with the flow but it will be led by Holy Spirit to first build people up into their creative destiny and then set then loose.

Open DoorIt seems that in this blog, over time, I have said this before and then backed away due to increasing warfare and demonic attacks, to be quite honest with you. I can’t back up anymore for creativity flows through my veins. I am not content to see services run lackluster and boring when Holy Spirit leads and guides us in a beautiful heavenly artistic display of God’s glory and splendor. I am spending the next few days praying and fasting for one step in Holy Spirit’s direction. All I can say is this: Know your identity in Christ and then be led by Holy Spirit to flow in the direction He wants you to go. For too long, I have wavered. I know that. I see that. And if I don’t believe in myself, who else will?

A hesitation to proclaim who I am called to be has deterred me, distracted me and divided me. I hear you God. I am listening Jesus. Lead the way Holy Spirit.

Are You Called to Be a Creative Force?
Julie A. Smith

I heard the words this morning, “A Creative Force.” I saw in the spirit that some are called to lead creators and creativity. They are “marked” by God as a creative force to release creativity over people, groups, and nations… and nations who haven’t experienced the measure of creativity God destined for them.

I got the verses, “So God created…” and “God spoke…” and that’s the creative force some of these ones have been given from God to speak into hearts and atmospheres and release His creativity upon them.

New SoundI saw some even “overwhelmed” by the responsibility and said, “No God, I’m dreaming, I have an overactive imagination… it’s not me You’ve chosen to do this.” But He said, “Yes, it is.”

Some feel such a creative force inside of them that sometimes they feel like they are going to explode. And know this – that creative force isn’t just for you, it’s for the many who will receive this same creative force for themselves to create and to be creative.

As you “give yourself permission” to release this creative force inside of you, you give others that same permission.

You are “marked” by God to be a creative force. So… be the creative force you are called to be.

DebraIn Christ, Debra

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