Turning the Corner Today – Creative Leaders in Christ, Rise Up

Child by WaterI want to speak to creative leaders in Christ, those willing venture outside the box of nominal Christianity to discover Jesus, creatively in His journey for our lives. He calls us ‘out’ to walk with Him in an expression of ministry that will hit the hearts of many who want to know His love, His salvation, His goodness and mercy.

Do you see God moving ‘outside’ the confines of our current definition of ministry?

Let’s walk with Him, step by step in humility and grace. God SYNCS each of us in Christ and into our creative expression. This by itself, moves us out and away from any box of comfortable Christianity. I like to call it creative expression in Christ, walking a true prophetic lifestyle in Holy Spirit.

As I move out, I immediately feel resistance. I face the choice of drawing back or to keep on walking with Him.

After years with this message stirring inside me, rising up and being shut down, today I am turning the corner. I can’t go back into what was. I press ahead. Join me on this journey as I turn the corner into the next phase of my glorious life. I write the story and perhaps you can glean something for yourself in all of this in the months and years ahead.

About 1 year ago, I attended a conference in Flower Mound, TX called ‘Limitless’. Focused on creativity in life, the revelation and impartation was amazing. There were deep times of worship, expression and waiting on God in an environment filled with His presence.

During one particular time, Jesus began to speak to me about the next phase of my life, my creative call.

I heard this……

IMG_9642Travel Scribe

Follow me in this okay? I want you to see yourself in this story.

When God said ‘travel scribe’, my natural mind kicked in and I found NO understanding as to what it meant.

Over the next year, God slowly showed me that it is a creative call, out of the box, defined by Him. It involves moving as Holy Spirit moves, involving travel, photography, speaking and writing. Along the way, we hope to establish a base in Raleigh, NC where a creative culture will be built. (Still mediating on this one as the attacks come telling me I lack everything to do this.)

This ‘travel scribe’ thing? The more I thought, the more my heart resonated with the very idea even though I had no complete understanding. Here’s my spiritual resume:

Travel – all over the world the past 20 years.

Writing through the eyes of Jesus prophetically

Love for adventure

Passion for  journey.

Still thinking how uniquely and creatively this revelation fills the very core of my being.

Next steps – a connection came with a glorious ministry out of Atlanta, GA. Check out the Scribal Conservatory Arts and Worship Center.

Something starts to form on the horizon, so small but something that draws me ever deeper into Christ as I follow along in this journey. He writes the story so I can’t stop to figure out the steps right now or I will be stopped dead in my tracks. I follow Him into what is on this horizon. He does this so as to keep me in sync with His Spirit, not my good ideas.

God wants to move outside the box and overall, change is resisted by the church at large. But, God will change His people and change the church as we know it in the process. I am part of that change? Are you?

God keeps talking about travel scribing, travel, and so much more. Places Iceland and Portugal on my heart. Opens up a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area for 2 weeks in July (my dearest home and a place I love). It’s my test trip out to see with the eyes of Christ, taking my family who live there along for the ride. I go with new lens for my IPhone 7 and fresh passion beating in my heart.

Do you see how God leads us one step at a time? Can you see a picture forming? Look for it in your own life.

I attend a Scribal Mentoring Course for 8 months, beginning in July.

Joined Tribe Writers with Jeff Goins.

I am reading, reading reading Creative Books.

Co-Creating with God Lyn Packer

Born to Create – Theresa Dedmon

I pray and worship daily as He downloads His revelation into my life.

Off I go…………..like many others, I like conclusions, a final picture or clarity but then I realize that God loves journey, adventure, walking with Him in life, NOW.

I look forward to you following along with me. God is writing my story. What about you? How is God leading you? It may be just a whisper. Don’t miss it okay?

Debra

 

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Debra

First Steps Are Important – What Are You Waiting For?

Raleigh At NightSettled in Raleigh for such a time as this. The journey to get here has been one wild ride, filled with excitement along with a bit of healthy fear mixed in. Change and transition, even when you know it is God’s direction, is still a bit crazy when you move into an area that you don’t really know.

Unfolding before me is a year filled with many exciting opportunities, writing, speaking and travel. So before I start blogging again let me give you a run down of these past 6 months. When I write it out, it gives me a perspective on God’s story for my life and how He and I are writing it out together.

Awhile back, during those weeks prior to actually stepping out in faith to come to Raleigh, God whispered to me, “In this next season, I call you to be a Travel Scribe.”

My response, “What is that?”

His reply, “Just follow me. I’ll show you.”

I stepped out in faith, allowing Him to reveal His plans for me. He directed me into several new venues, some of which took me by surprise.

This past May, Women In Ministry Network led by Patricia King ordained me and 16 other glorious women at the Women On The Frontlines Conference in Phoenix. This act of obedience catapulted me into a new realm of spiritual sight and active faith. Connections were made and it suddenly occurred to me that I found my tribe. This act of obedience connected me locally with other women, their churches and other God ordained apostolic-prophetic networks

Then through God’s leading, I joined a Scribal Prophet group led by Apostle Theresa Harvard. (Now if you have an aversion to titles or that God calls women into this, get over it. No debating here. Women are rising up in this hour.) Along with several conferences and a mentoring group, I will branch out in writing prophetically with more boldness and courage. Connections are growing and flourishing. And it is all a confirmation of the call to be a Travel Scribe.

But, there’s more. It’s time to connect with writers who are serious about their craft so I joined Jeff Goins Tribe Writers. So far, so wonderful. It’s 9 month of webinars, mentoring, writing, relationships……….

Apex Community PartAll these venues, along with a few others, came on the heels of a simple act of obedience to move to Raleigh when God said to move. We never really know what doors will open until we take that first step.

I want to expand my reach and extend my path in courage because I believe I have something to say to a prophetic generation that is rising throughout the earth. My life reveals that I carry God’s message, unique to me, as I walk it out in creative adventurous ways. I find this to be very important because it encourages people to know Holy Spirit, leading us on a grand adventure in Christ. If you love religion, you won’t like these posts. In fact, you will probably ignore them because you are satisfied with things being done in a predictable manner. That’s not me. From the moment, I encountered Jesus, I realized He was looking for me all along. When He called me to be a Travel Scribe, it resonated in my spirit before I could really grasp the reality of that call.

Add it all up->

Travel + Speaking + Writing + Photography + Adventure + Passion for Jesus + Love Holy Spirit + Spontaneity + Creativity = Debra

Who could ask for anything more? Don’t you want to be you? Ask God to lead you on His adventure to reveal His life through you.

Debra

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Debra

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