Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Morning in the Prophetic

I woke up singing this morning.

Blow, mighty breath of God
Move upon this place
Blow, mighty breath of God
Come and move in power and grace.

It seems my spirit was communing with God before I even opened my eyes.

The last week and a half, though, has been challenging. There are things, spiritual things, contending for our future and the plans God has for us. We must be willing to fight back and overcome in the strength and power He has given us.

After my walk/jog this morning, I spent a very prophetic hour with my mom on her front porch. I am blessed she is such a woman of God. She read from her notes from a meeting last night a word that came forth from Chuck Pierce that spoke to my spirit and confirmed what I had already been feeling:

That which stopped you in the last season will be overcome with grace in this season. God is forming a new identity in you.

She then read some other words that she felt like were for me and I thought I would share in hopes that they encourage you as well.

There are things that you need to know before you can move forward, but don't push. Wait on Me, says the Lord, because everything needs to be in order and in perfect timing. Refuse to get frustrated when things aren't moving along as quickly as you would desire. Take a deep breath, rest in the assurance that I am in control, and trust Me. Everything will be all right. ~Marsha Burns (Isaiah 40:31 "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.")

You are somewhat discontented. There are just some unsettled feelings you're having. You aren't exactly sure why, but nevertheless the feelings are there and you are having a hard time shaking them off. You have been going at a pretty fast clip and one of the reasons for your discontentment is you haven't taken time to gather your thoughts. Take some time off, not time off to do other things. You don't necessarily need a change of scene, you need some quiet time, times of prayer and reflection on ways I am leading. You need to align yourself up with me, and not on the things going on around you. ~ Bev Robinson (Mark 1:35 "In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.)

Here you go again. You fell into the same old pit again. It makes you feel like a reprobate when you slip on the same banana peel again. You know better, right? The Lord says, "I love you. You are still my choice and delight. There is no condemnation and no punishment for those like you who are mine forever. Only a little discipline (not punishment) is necessary for you. Because you really want genuine repentance, I say unto you stop circling that same mountain again and again. Stop. Turn north instead to the good, the beautiful and the land for which you have longed, but thought you would never possess. Don't let the giants intimidate you. You will defeat them one by one. Only avoid the banana peels. You are mine and I am yours! My grace will always be sufficient for all that comes your way. ~Bev Robinson (Deuteronomy 2:3 "You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.")

And one more...

I hear the Lord say, rise up My people. Weave for yourself new garments in this season, for the kingdom of God is at hand. The glory of that kingdwom shall become a covering to you and to those with whom you walk. So cast off the old, forgetting those things which are behind, run the race quickly to that which is ahead. Come into this newness of time and into this season with strength, joy and peace. Most of all come with a glorious expectation of My goodness, My presence and my power. For, surely, I am the Lord your God who forgives all of your iniquities, heals all your diseases, and provides all those things necessary for you. So arise to a new position of faith today and call those things which are not as though they were. Retain your joy and I will say again rejoice. For I have not left you, I have not forgotten you or forsaken you. And it is true that I will be with you always to lead and to guide you, to empower you and to teach you the things that pertain to the kingdom of God. For such is the time and such is the season. Come forth, My beloved, and be what you have been called to be, says the Lord. ~Bill Burns

I am reminded also of a couple of posts I wrote in January. I love how God continues to speak to me through past words written on this page.

Be encouraged today to rise up! Accept God's grace to overcome and push through whatever obstacles are seeming to block your path. Arise and go over, and be what you have been called to be.

Blow, mighty breath of God
Move upon this place
Blow, mighty breath of God
Come and move in power and grace.

Linking with Jen and Shanda today


11 friends had this to say:

Lindsay said...

Beautifully written!

Jen said...

Wow -- what a blessing from your mom and God to pour over you in such a beautiful way.

I'm taking a day off on Thursday. A real day off. No chores, no writing, no ministry, no running. I can't wait to see how He shows up.

Mining for Diamonds said...

THanks for sharing! I'm in a season of waiting right now and really needed to read that first one. Bless your sweet mother!

Rachel said...

this is rich with love. i needed this today, sweet one. <3

Jen said...

Amen, my sister! What mighty! Powerful! And bold words! Thank you for these this morning! ~ jen

Misty said...

Thank you for the words shared, I really needed to read/hear every single one today. Seems it speaks to the season of my life.

Thank you for sharing.

Sharon said...

You know, Shelly - this was a prophetic word for me today. Thank you (and thanks to your mom, too!)

Yes, God is calling me to a new thing, a new opportunity. I have felt His niggling, and I have heard His many confirmations. And yet, I feel fearful and a bit confused. What's the next step?

The next step is the next STEP. The "banana peel" for me seems to happen when I refuse to move forward. Am I still camping at Sinai when the cloud of God is moving from this place? I think so...

So, know that I took great inspiration from your words today. They spoke a strong breath of God over me...

I think it's time for me to come and move in power and grace.


Anonymous said...

This was exactly what I needed to read today....waiting on the Lord, because He is in control. Thank you for sharing ~ much love, alice

Stacy @ Heartprints of God said...

Talk about a faith booster! Thank you, Shelly. Your message...HIS MESSAGE...couldn't have come at a more perfect time. How I need to be reminded DAILY to push past "the past", avoid the banana peels and TURN NORTH.

Back on track.... :)


Shanda said...

Thank you. This was a message for me today as I am drowning in disappointment and confusion right now. I needed these words and am copying them into a document to meditate on.

Kelli Williams Wommack said...

I know you posted this a week ago...I am just now reading it. And God's timing is perfect. I didn't need it as much last week. Today it is a sweet reminder of God's calling on my life.

Thank you for sharing.