A highway through your darkest seas

Psalms 77:19 TPT
Your steps formed a highway through the seas with footprints on a pathway no one even knew was there.

God has built a highway through the seas of life. Tumultuous seas will rise up around us but there is a way through them!

He has made a pathway for us that is hidden beneath our troubled times and when the waters rage around us He will reveal this pathway to help us navigate through with Him.

Whatever seas you are facing today, just know there is a divine strategy to get through this unexpected hurdle. Even THIS one is not too big for Him. Jesus will make a way for YOU leaving you enemies in your dust!

A stirring of spirits to act, to BUILD!

There is certainly a stirring amongst God’s people right now. It’s an excitement, an expectation for what He is about to BUILD and create through us!

Haggai 1:13b-14 (NIV)
“I am with you,” declares the Lord . So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God.

Just like in Haggai’s time, people are coming together with common vision and purpose to BUILD the kingdom of God, His house, and see it established in this time.

As we focus on building His house and not our own (v10), we will make room for His presence and glory. We will see miracles, healings and favour like never before!

Friends of the bridegroom

God is calling out the friends of the Bridegroom to prepare for His glorious arrival. That’s us! We are His friends.

Just like John the Baptist was making way for Jesus’s ministry, we also are like groomsmen setting up and preparing the way for our Bridegroom to appear and return for His bride (His church).

The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
John 3:29 (NIV)

The groomsmen prepare seats and tables and make sure everything is in order. Why? Because they are full of anticipation and joy awaiting His arrival! They don’t want to let Him down.

Some of us are in the process, even now of preparing banquet tables and setting atmospheres of worship in expectation of the wedding feast and the glorious arrival of our Saviour. Get ready, the Bridegroom is coming!

Time of rest

You won’t hear from me for a while as I make a couple trips over the next two weeks. It’s a time of rest and replenishing as well as fun family time with these two! This verse tells us how to enter into is rest…

Hebrews 4:1‭-‬11 TPT
Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.
For we have heard the good news of deliverance just as they did, yet they didn’t join their faith with the Word. Instead, what they heard didn’t affect them deeply, for they doubted. For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest! For he has said, “I was grieved with them and made a solemn oath, ‘They will never enter into the calming rest of my Spirit.’ ”
God’s works have all been completed from the foundation of the world, for it says in the Scriptures, And on the seventh day God rested from all his works. And again, as stated before, They will never enter into my calming place of rest.
Those who first heard the good news of deliverance failed to enter into that realm of faith’s rest because of their unbelieving hearts. Yet the fact remains that we still have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the promise! For God still has ordained a day for us to enter into called “Today.” For it was long afterwards that God repeated it in David’s words, “If only today you would listen to his voice and do not harden your hearts!” Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come. So we conclude that there is still a full and complete “rest” waiting for believers to experience. As we enter into God’s faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them. So then we must give our all and be eager to experience this faith-rest life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief.

Hebrews 4:1‭-‬11 TPT

Time for reset

While praying I felt the Lord saying this is a time of “reset”. He’s saying to His people…”I’m in the business of setting things right for you”.

This is a time of resetting, balancing, making things right, correcting and settling things in their rightful place.

You will notice things coming into alignment with His will for your life. Things that are no longer required will be removed as He brings order. Changes will occur particularly where you invest your time, money and giftings.

While initially it may upset routine, your focus will become more direct and centered on what is important to God during this time.

Don’t despise His “reset”, rather embrace it. He will then position you with far greater authority and influence, bringing effectiveness and a deeper level of intimacy.

True worshippers

A few days ago in a worship session I felt the Lord saying to His people…

“I’m calling forth my true worshippers, those who worship in spirit and in truth. Those who are not moved by the cares of the world but the cares of My heart.
They are willing to obey at any cost. These are my true worshippers who will lead the way. They will bring heaven to earth!”

Is this you? Does this resonate in the your Spirit? Rise up passionate worshipper. You are chosen for the this hour!

When life as you know it gets put on hold…

Have you ever experienced a season where for a matter of days, weeks, months or maybe even years, your life suddenly felt like it was on hold?

This happened to me a few months back with my husband’s collision with a car whilst riding his bike. Things that seemed important were no longer priority and an eternal perspective was heightened.

For many of you, your experience may have lingered for a lot longer than I encountered (while nursing Justin back to full health again), but whatever the case, it’s important to look at these events from God’s perspective.

I love that God gave us the book of Job to relate to when going through hardships, grief and disappointment. Job encountered the highest degree of trials on all fronts of his life but his reaction after loosing all his wealth, source of provision, shepherds, servants and even his children, is one to be admired.

Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God. (Job 1:20‭-‬22 NLT)

Yes, after all that happened to him, He WORSHIPPED! He may have fell to the ground, but he WORSHIPPED and did not blame God.

This is such a powerful example and a great reminder that even in the midst of a storm, even when it seemed his life was on hold, forever changed, he still worshipped God!

He is faithful!

1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIVUK)
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

What has He promised you? What has He revealed He will do for you and those that you are praying for?

HE IS FAITHFUL to heal, to save, to set free, to comfort, to deliver, to restore and to set right whatever area needs His divine intervention in your life.

It’s His nature. His heart is LOVE!

You can be confident and rest assured that He not only desires to, but He WILL do it! For you!

‘he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’
Philippians 1:6b (NIVUK)

Your own ‘tent of meeting’: more than a spectator

Moses went right into the ‘tent of meeting’ and met with God face to face like a friend (v11) but the people only stood at the entrances of their tents and spectated. Read Exodus 33:7-11

Moses had a revelation of the necessity to regularly meet with God and hear from Him so he set up his own special place to go to meet with God that was away from the chaos and people in the camp.

It probably wasn’t convenient or easy for Moses, but this sacrifice shows his dedication and desire for the presence of God.

Joshua was totally addicted to ‘the tent’…
Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young assistant Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.(Exodus 33:‬11 NIVUK)

Ha ha! He couldn’t leave it, couldn’t get enough! Just picture him worshipping all night on his own.

If you havent already, find yourself your own ‘tent of meeting’, a place to reflect, meditate and hear what God is saying to you in your daily life; a place away from distraction and duties.

Enter into your special tent. Eliminate distractions and you just may find yourself like Joshua, swept up in His presence not wanting to leave!