Shock Therapy from the FATHER
well friends, I just got back from two life changing events!! WOoooo hoooooo. I'm forever changed I must say and IT'S JUST GRAND!!! I went to a conference and the Lord ministered to me in so many ways. HE actually told me to blog, so I'm trusting His leading on what to say here. I'm so grateful that He has allowed me to go away to have time designated to focus on Him and worship Him. It's been so important for me to have these times with 3 little darlins around all the time. I know my husband sees the fruit of it as well and he's so sweet in allowing me to go.
Having said that, I'll share one of the major things that happened to me. During the conference, one of the speakers (prophet Bob Jones) called for people to come up and receive a seal on their left arm (this is in Song of Solomon) if they wanted to give their lives to the LORD for the service of the BODY of Christ. And so I went. I was worshiping the whole time while in line and as I got close all was well.....but after passing through the line my knees began to get weak and next thing I knew----> yep, you guessed it.....I was on the floor crawling to a free space. It was there, on the floor, face down that I received a series of jolts from the Holy Spirit. Waves and waves hit me for quite some time. NOTHING LIKE THIS HAD EVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE...and I just couldn't get up! There was much drunkenness in the Spirit all around me, but I remained in shock therapy. I don't understand all that happened that night, but I can tell you that now I have mega levels of peace, love, joy, etc. There was talk about the seven fold spirit, so perhaps I got doses of them; like Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, Understanding, Wisdom, etc. It's really wild. At points I feel as though the Holy Spirit has completely overtaken me. It's abandonment of self really.
The Lord has done so much in me lately, it's TOTALLY AMAZING. He's taken me to the next level again and again. Through a precious friend of mine, He's taken me to a place of REALLY, REALLY worshiping Him in Spirit and in Truth. It's like I have a song that won't quit and it just comes out of my spirit and never ends. I'm finding myself in worship ALL DAY long. THis is so awesome because I don't have to warm up ya know and things that would have normally really aggravated my last nerve are so much more bearable!!
After the conference I was at the gym with my ipod worshiping (incognito) and I got so full of the Spirit that my knees began to buckle again. It was hilarious!!!! I just was laughing and played it off saying "oh, I worked out too hard". So anyway, I sat for a while, till I knew I had the strength to pick up my baby (ha ha ha) and then as I was leaving I saw a young man in a car broke down on a small incline by a parking lot. The LORD urged me to go and help him. So I pulled over and spoke to him and asked if I could help him push the car. Well friends, LO AND BEHOLD, there I was 5 foot 1 and a half inch petite mama pushing a car up a hill- no sweat. I laughed and said "With God, ALL things are possible" I believe that GOD did a miracle to meet the need of that young man at that time. I asked my husband later if I should have been able to push a car up a small hill and he said "NO", we laughed as I told him what had happened, and then he got a little 'drunk' saying "I have to drive!"
I've been having such a blast in the LORD. My prayer for you guys is that you would have your fire for GOD stoked as you read this. That you would get SUPERCHARGED, encouraged and highly motivated to RUN HARD after GOD!
Watch JESUS CAMP by the way-----------wooooaaa!
God Bless you!
P.S. Anybody ever seen orbs in digital photos b4? Check out the one above my baby girl's head there???? What are your thoughts? Angelic activity? Anointing?
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I don't know about you, but I'm entering this New Year expecting! Not expecting a child: no, no, no. Let me clear that up quickly. But expecting great, glorious things from God. Expecting and trusting Him in the renewing of my mind, in perfecting and completing that which He has started. I enter this year with great hope and promise. I declare "Ebenezer" - thus far the Lord has helped me. It's a great time to look back at the 'altars', the places where clearly the Lord has delivered me or helped me in some profound way. Even when I'm in the midst of some seemingly great (at the time) trial, I can with the utmost confidence, declare that I WILL be victorious through JESUS in that area. It's only a matter of time. HE is FAITHFUL and true. He is not a man that He should lie. WALK in hope and know that if you are a believer in the ONE TRUE GOD..... we WIN!
Startin' em young
Check my baby girl worshiping with flags.....don't cha just love it. And I'm such a proud mama to know that on my 5yo's 1st day of Kindergarten she drew a picture of her family praising at the Jesus at the Beach festival with flags in hand. It's so sweet to see the purity and unadulterated approach these babes take to the Almighty Father. I recently read an article "Out of the Mouths of Babes" or something like that, in the Voice of the Prophetic magazine that I subscribed to off the Elijah List and it was soooo true... I'm seeing the Glory of God through these little tykes. What a tremendous blessing they are. It'll be exciting to see them grow in the Lord, in their walk....I'm excited because they're not going to be indoctrinated as I once was. They are the next generation of true worshipers as we see in John 4:23 "Yea a time is coming and has now come, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." Ohhhh to be sought by the Father. This my friends, is my heart.
Speaking of HeArt....Check this link to an awesome artist's page. It's the HeArts Gallery and I've purchased some of her stuff! It's fresh, new and just downright cool!
He coddles meWhat a sweet and wonderful Father I serve. Recently, I received an image while in worship at church. It was an eye of fire. I saw the image for quite some time and knew that this was a directive from the Lord to paint another silk flag/banner (whatever you wanna call it). This image came to me the Sunday before the annual Jesus at the beach Festival (which started the next day)...so I pondered the image for a bit, and like usual the enemy hurled a lie at me about the image.......saying something like "didn't you see the Lord of the Rings, the eye of fire was the evil eye". I then turned to scripture with a sort of remembrance of Jesus having eyes of fire. Yep, there it was ...
Revelation 19:12 check Rev.11-16 out "And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
v.12: His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.And the armies which are in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written "King of Kings, And Lord of Lords".
whew friends if that don't send chills up your spine......m m m m m
So, back to the testimony: After church I asked my hubby what he was looking up in the Word at church that day, and it turns out he was reading Revelation 1...check vs. 14 "His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire."
So, that Monday, I went to Jesus at the Beach with no new flag, but that Wednesday I started it at 2:00, finished it, cooked dinner for the family, cleaned up and drove down (45 min drive) to the festival with flag in hand. Turns out the same scripture was quoted that was the inspiration. I believe the Lord used this piece to minister to the people wandering the boardwalk in a semi-hypontic stupor. I used to be one of those people. GOD is all about REDEMPTION!! I thank Him for His infinite mercy!
Oh yeah, two more points of confirmation on this one.........my pastor quoted the same scripture the next Sunday, and John Hagee said it again on TBN that day!! I love it when God coddles me in this way with so much confirmation. I realize so much that I'm just His babe who needs lots of hugs and affirmation. The kind of lovin' only He could give!
P.S. I'd love to see the Holy Spirit moving in the miraculous through this weak little vessel, but I will not despise the day of small beginnings!!!
Here are some beautiful pieces from a friend of mine. He's remembering his home land of Haiti. He's a devout man of God. I wanted to take some time and space to promote his breaktaking art. If you have any interest in purchasing, please notify me and I will let him know. Blessings friends...feast your eyes on these gorgeous, colorful works!
a family affair
Well, the first worship and bonfire on the beach turned out to be a family affair. It was kind of a spur-of-the moment deal without a lot of prior planning, but it was a great time. This photo is interesting (not cause it's me!) because it looks like there something going on in the atmosphere. Could it be a glory cloud??? hmmmm... I'm just askin'! I read in David Stanfield's newsletter that he often captures different "spheres" in his photos of people ministering with the banners. It is said that worshiping in this way changes the atmosphere. Thanks Melissa for the pic!.
It was cool that my brother-in-law and his wife were into it and my little nephew really enjoyed the flags. For some reason, I didnt think they were going to be interested, so that was a pleasant surprise. We cranked Martha Munizzi "The Best is Yet to Come" and just praised until the kids were "done". I was reminded that I lose all sense of time in the midst of worship in this way. It was like 11 when we left and I could have gone on for hours longer. When I get discouraged about time constraints now, I find myself projecting my thoughts to eternity, realizing fully that we wont be bound by time as we praise and worship continually. What an awesome thought. We wont be bound by our failing bodies. yes, my body was about to fail me that night on the beach. I was dancing and found myself twirling around and nearly fell to the ground at one point. There is just not enough strength in my mortal body to express my love and adoration for GOD almighty. HE is wonderful, beyond words, beyond physical expression. Any artists out there: have you had the issue of getting an image (in your spirit, or in your minds eye) and simply not being able to reproduce it in the natural? It happens almost every time with me....................whats up with that?
sorry about the poor grammatics this time, something keeps happening with the shift key. until next time, blessings to all you wonderful bloggers!
Walk on WATER?? Who, Me?
Well, I have about 12 bruises from head to toe that I'm wearing like a series of badges from my numerous wipe-outs!!! You guessed it! I started my surfing (wanna-be) career this weekend. Friday I went out attempting to 'WALK on WATER' with the aide of a 5'something fast board, whoaaaaa nelly! I did a real good nose dive on one attempt to get up, but mainly found myself exhausted from the current and trying to get out to the sand bar. I LOVED every minute of it though. Then, on Saturday morning I arrived at the beach at 5:45 and sat quietly in the presence of the Lord while about 30 dolphins were frolicking about 50' out. I suddenly found myself realizing that in the past I would have been so psyched, (oh, I mean STOKED) about the dolphins, which were a blessing, but these days stuff in the natural just isn't cutting it for me.....you see I have this insatiable appetite for the presence of the ALMIGHTY. I see Him glorified in His creation, but man, I want to see the CREATOR!!!!I didn't leave dissappointed though. I find myself excited about the revelatory nature of this surfing thing. Like, surely I can walk on water with the aide of this 8' longboard. I mean really. Who cares that I'm 35 and a mother of 3 under 5's. Who cares that I'm a lot less limber and lack upper body strength and so on. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME......yes indeedy. that'd include surfing I do believe. I really believe God has called me to this and I see Him teaching me along the lines of timing and being led by the Spirit. Saturday, I kept trying to catch every wave and wearing myself out. In hindsight I knew that I should be waiting for the right wave, for the wave that I'm properly positioned for. You see, GOD has A LOT going on, many, many waves are coming in. But they're not all for me to ride. And, I can't strive and wear myself out trying to catch every one. It should flow more easily....if I can just listen and act instinctively without over-analyzing everything, I'm confident that the Spirit of the Living God will flow more freely through me. I'm grateful for all of the awesome ministries that God has going on like 3rd wave and such. These are the things that make me feel alive and somewhat at home! Blessings friends! LOVE, love and more love!