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Gypsy~Dallas~Smith

Gods girl, Hope Giver, Prophetic Heart, Worshipper, Scribe

FINDING GRACE THROUGH DIVORCE

You know, I was sitting here praising God for a dear friend of mine that had victory in her life over a situation. She had gone through a nasty 2 year long divorce and was finally awarded her home, for her children. But as I sat here encouraging her, I couldn’t help but think about my own life and how I too had gone through a nasty divorce not so long ago. 

    Now keep in mind,  if you have never  experienced a divorce you don’t have a clue, I say this, not to be mean, but because there are so many people that I personally encountered that “Judged me” based on my decisions. They either had never been married or had never experienced a divorce. 
     Let me begin with, Divorce is NOT a sin, and your not going to hell and your purpose is not voided!

    I am not going to go into scripture, to create a religious debate. Although, I will tell you I’ve done many hours of research. But more importantly I’ve spent countless hours on God’s chest, listening to His heart over this matter.

    I do believe that it DOES grieve Gods heart when we go through divorce. God does not want this for us because it hurts his children and it destroys families. 

    I am not justifying divorce. I think you should do everything within your power to make it work. That’s why I was married for 17 years. But I also don’t believe that my Father in heaven thinks its ok to be in an unhealthy relationship with someone who does not want to change, or an abusive relationship. Mental, physical, spiritual or emotional. You should never stay in a relationship that is abusive, I don’t care what the religious community says. Make sure you and your kids are in a safe environment.

    If you have ever experienced a divorce, there is a certain level of shame that comes with it. Lets face it, it means you failed at something. It doesn’t always make it your fault, it just means something you tried and it didn’t work. Sometimes we experience divorce not by choice, but because the other person chose. But either way, it is still very painful, whether you wanted it or not. Regardless of who chose to walk away, you need to let go of the shame. Its not yours to carry.

    Divorce is NOT for the weak. Divorce is painful, expensive, and mentally, emotionally exhausting. It takes everything you have just to go on during that time. And when I say its long, if your lucky it will take 6 months. But if you have acquired anything in the marriage or have been married a decent amount of time, 6 months is a figment of  your imagination. I’ve known people that it took 3 years, 2 years and almost 2 years for me. So, if you think its quick and easy its not! 

    Expect a fight, You better know that the other person most likely will do everything in their power to make you look like the worst human being on the planet. Expect to be lied about, talked about and shunned. Divorce is not for the weak.

    Expect to be rejected. This was a big wake up call for me. You need to know that divorce is a weed eater! You are going to find out real quick the people in your life that are genuine and adding to your garden of life and the people that are choking you out by being a weed! I lost so many people including family members when I went though my divorce. At first I was devastated, I didn’t understand how these people that I had poured my life into could turn on me so quickly. Most had never even asked me what happened, they just believed the lies that were being told. But guess what? I thank God every day for that pruning of people out of my life. I obviously didn’t need them in my life anymore, they were just a weed. 

    My season with them is over. So if you have experienced the same thing, even though its painful. Let them go. Don’t go chasing them down, trying to apologize. God removed them for a reason. Let them be. Who cares what they think, their opinion of you is not your business! They are a weed.

    Forgiveness. Ouch this one hurts. Yes, the most important thing I learned is to forgive. I am learning to forgive the people that rejected me. God revealed to me recently that I still had unforgivness. So He is bringing those people to mind and allowing me to forgive them. Just the other morning on my walk I saw someone that had hurt me deeply, I wanted to walk around them but God said no. So I walked passed them and purposely said hello and asked them how they were. I didn’t stop for small talk, I just kept going, they acknowledged me, but as I walked away I said in my heart, “I forgive you.” I felt an immediate release from that person.

    You also need to forgive your spouse. No matter what they did, Now I had said I forgive you, but God showed me there is still unforgiveness. That pain in my heart isn’t hurting them, its keeping me in bondage. So its important no matter what you experienced that you forgive them and then release them. It isn’t easy but God will help.

    Now the biggest area of forgiveness, is not always with other people, but learning to forgive yourself. Again, shame comes in and tells you, your a failure. There were a lot of things I could have done different through the years, so for those things I have to forgive myself and move on. I cant keep letting the enemy remind me of my past. I repented and I have to let it go. The enemy keeps reminding me of what others have done to me, I have to forgive them and let it go. Its a process of healing.

    Friends, let me tell you this from the deepest part of my heart. God loves you so very much. Divorce is not the end of your world, although it feels like it at times. It is simply now a part of your testimony. Divorce does not define you, what you have done in your past isn’t what defines you, but rather what obstacles you have overcome defines who you are! 

    Is God mad at you or disappointed in you because you went through a divorce or 2 or 3 even? No. Yes his heart is sad because you are in pain. But hes not mad at you. He made you. God says “before I formed you in your mothers womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5 (paraphrased) 

    So He knew everything you were ever going to experience. He knew what you would say or do or not do. He isn’t surprised by anything that has happened in your life. Can you imagine God sitting up in heaven saying, “Wow Peter, I had no idea (insert your name here) was going to make that choice, I cant believe she/he is doing that, what are we going to do now?”

    I laugh when I think about it like that. But I also praise God that He knew me. He knew the choices I would make, and He already had a plan ready for me. You see just because I made that choice doesn’t mean God loves me less or that my purpose is now voided. NO…God says that” ALL things work for the good of those who love the lord and are called according to his purpose”. Romans 8:28 (my favorite) That means that because I am his child, I repent of my sins, my purpose is still mine.

    He uses everything we go through in life to help others, which is exactly why I am able to write this. Because my mess, is now my message. So friends, don’t struggle with shame or guilt. Let it go. Know that God still has an amazing plan for your life, if you will continue to trust him even when things don’t go right, His purpose will be revealed. There is life after divorce, there is hope and there is peace.

    Gods love is everlasting, His grace is sufficient and his mercy is new everyday. And your going to get through this because you are so much stronger than you think you are!

    Friends, divorce is not the end of your life, just a season. It is however the beginning to a whole new life, of something new and amazing. Learn from your mistakes and move forward knowing, your best days are still ahead! Despite what you may see around you.

     Jeremiah 29:11

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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    ​CHILDLIKE FAITH FOR THIS NEW SEASON


    Just recently a friend had posted how he and his daughter were at the park swinging on the swings. His daughter encouraged him to close his eyes just for fun.
    His words; 
    “It was amazing! The breeze blowing on my face. The mystery of not knowing where I was. At one point I saw Jesus with this huge smile on His face laughing with me lol.”
    Friends, THIS is the example that God has set before us. THIS is exactly the position God wants our hearts to be in. To be completely yielded that when He says close your eyes. We are obedient. He wants us to have the childlike faith to believe with Him, to trust Him and to know that we are safe with Him.
    This new season requires Big Faith to go boldly into places you have never been, to relocate to cities you have never traveled. To minister in new ways, to new people. 
    Now, this Word is for everyone. But not everyone will move into this new season. Friends, there are people in your life who cannot go where you are going. They have not prepared themselves and they have not stewarded the gifts God has given them. They will remain where they are. 
    We often wonder how some people move up quickly in the spirit and how other believers stay stuck. Those people are not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to go to the next level.
    This new season is going to leave a lot of people stuck because they wont move without explicit instructions. They need a plan. This is NOT that season. This is a season of moving totally on faith. One step at a time faith. Faith that wears a blindfold but follows the gentle whisper of the Father that says, “Follow me.”
    So, I encourage you to keep that childlike faith, close your eyes, and get ready to be amazed as you trust Him and as you find your self in a place you would have never expected!

    ​GET READY TO WALK BY FAITH


    Here is a Scripture I really want you to ponder on as God revealed it to me with fresh eyes.

    “BY FAITH, ABRAHAM (insert your name here) -Gypsy- obeyed when he/she was called to go out to the place which he/she would receive as an inheritance. AND he/she went out, NOT KNOWING where, he/she was going.” Hebrews 11:8
    God is calling you to a new place. He is telling you that you will be going, but He may not be telling you where. And that can be stressful and even induce fear as we want everything figured out before hand. That’s why this is a new season and what worked before wont work now.
    What God is doing now is going to require complete surrender, faith and stretching. If you are willing, He will take you on an amazing adventure, more than you could EVER imagine.
    But in order to enter this NEW PROMISED LAND….you must be quick to obey and be willing to step out without having all the answers. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake. God knows you are learning to hear His voice and to move totally on faith. So there is grace, He’s Got you!!
    Its time, I cant tell you enough. ITS TIME ITS TIME!! ITS TIME!!
    Step into your promise, step into your destiny. YOU ARE being sent on assignment! You have a job to do. DO not delay. Your future and the future of others, depend ON YOUR OBEDIENCE!

    Walk by faith.

    SUPERNATURAL PROVISION FROM UNEXPECTED RESOURCES!!

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    Friends, I am so beside myself right now! God is so faithful and It is my responsibility as His advocate to share How amazing He really is and How the Words I have been sharing our coming to fruition! I planted a $30 seed into Ryan LeStrange Ministry recently. 9 Days later, someone contacted me and asked how they could give to my ministry. (it was my very first offering) They planted a $100 seed. They prophesied that more people would follow!

    I then sowed $50 of that into Jennifer LeClaire‘s ministry. The very next day, Someone asked me how they could make a monthly donation to my ministry! They made a pledge of $25 a month! That’s $300 a year!!Tell me that’s not God! Tell me He isn’t making a way. Tell me He isn’t bringing provision from unexpected resources. Tell me He isn’t opening new doors! ( You cant! ) Its not possible.

    I am sharing this, because He isn’t just doing it for me!! He will do it for you too. You need to get your seed into fertile ground! Even if all you have is $10. Find some place to plant it! I am telling you, right now we are living in a supernatural season. This is just the beginning! Buckle up friends, we are going on the adventure of a Lifetime!

    Malachai 3:10″Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. God does not NEED your money!! He wants your faithfulness. If you have been sowing and not reaping, consider the ground your planting it in. That DOES matter!

    BEHOLD THE NEW!

    Come With Me.

    In the wee hours of the morning sometime in between sleep I heard the Words, “Come With Me.” I then had a vision where I saw myself sitting inside of a Roller Coaster. It was dark and I couldn’t see anything but what was in front of me. It wasn’t a scary sense like, up and down, trials. I wasn’t fearful at all. In fact I had a sense of excitement, to get ready for a fun ride, like I did when I was kid. 
    I know that God was telling me to keep my eyes on Him, (straight ahead) where the light was pointing, as I could not see anything without it. I felt it was a glimpse into the new season. Not just for me, but for many of you, who have been waiting on that season, where you could just rest and enjoy the ride of life. 
    I feel very strongly that there are going to be so many new adventures in the future. We will be like little children, excited for what’s to come. I already have such a high level of expectancy, beyond anything I have ever felt before. Something so incredibly wild, its going to exceed our expectations. We are going to be Awe struck, with what God does. 
    As a believer with the gift of faith. Not just a measure of faith. I want to impart to you, a new level of faith today. A higher level of expectancy. To believe for bigger and better, to dream like a kid again. I know you have got your hopes up before and have been let down.
    But it wont be like that this time. God is making a way. The enemy is being pushed a side to make room for Gods kids to come through, higher, stronger, filled with joy and love for Him. Friends, it is our season, to live a life filled with excitement and joy and amazing new adventures. A life that shows the goodness of our Heavenly Father!
    A life that leaves us awestruck, and the world wondering how we are so blessed.
    Truly, a life that brings great honor to our Father.

    God is inviting us…”Come with me, lets go on an adventure.”
    #awestruck #getreadyfortherideofyourlife #newfaithandhope #propheticword #newhope

    Pushing Though The Pain

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    God laid something on my heart this morning. He reminded me, that In order to pursue His promises we need to stay strong. And in order to deliver our promises, we must stay stronger!

    YOU see the enemy, is not going to relent in pursuing us, trying to destroy what God wants to do in our lives. He knows the power we carry.

    But WE know that God is our protector! He is the gentle Dr. waiting to deliver us.

    Friends, many of you are just one push away from birthing what God has been incubating for years. But, just like in the natural when a woman is giving birth, she’s growing tired, but she must keep pushing.

    She’s at the last stage and she knows that there’s no more resting, she knows this is going to be very painful, but it MUST be done.

    Or she risks the baby’s life and possibly her own.

    I sense, there are some of you that are going to have to go through something painful to deliver your baby!

    You’re going to have to let go of things holding you back. You’re going to have to let go of possibly, people and places. Where God is taking you, they cannot go.

    I know you’re thinking, “my God, I’ve been through so much already!” And it’s true, but if you’re honest a lot of what you have experienced is due to the poor choices you made. God will always use it for our good, but we still have to endure the consequences.

    But it’s going to be quick! You’ve already endured the hardest part.

    My friend, this is THE push. This is it, and once you get through this, there will be a season of rest, and joy, so much joy! You will look back in awe of what God has done in such a short amount if time.

    YOU see, when we release our will to His, He makes a way. He allows things to happen, to push us forward into our destiny. Everything you have been through, is for this moment in life! Right now, it’s here.

    But…..will you trust Him to deliver you? Or will you allow your baby to die on the birthing table, because you were too afraid to push?

    The time is now! It’s go time.
    GET READY TO PUSH..
    YOU are being delivered.
    #propheticword
    #encouragement #push
    #faithoverfear
    #newseason

    ​Christians, Porn and Hypocricy

    This is going to be a hard topic, but I am sure based on the title you figured that out. But I felt the need to express my concerns as I have been witness to what I am about to speak about. It is a hard topic, expressed in love.

    I recently received a desperate plea for prayer, from someone who was emotionally devastated that their husband who is a pastor, admitted to being gay. After a long 2-day discussion, God began to reveal even more to me and burdened my heart for this topic.

    I realize that everyone has something that they struggle with, however it greatly concerns me when I see Christians preaching against homosexuality, yet they are addicted to porn. I see the same thing with leaders, pastors etc. They are quick to condemn and ridicule those caught up in sin i.e., two women or men who are openly gay, yet they sit at home watching the same thing on their computers, when they think no one is watching them. Wrong is wrong, period. We must uphold the same standards to which we hold others to.

    Now if you struggle with porn, I understand, the spirit of lust and perversion is a strong one to break. 

    But understand, that the SAME spirit that keeps you bound in secrecy, is the same spirit that has affected others openly, just on a more extreme level. Some are hiding it, some are not. If you are watching two women getting it on, it’s the same spirit operating. You are just as guilty as the 2 openly gay people. Does it make you gay? No. But it still makes you guilty of perversion.

    I have also noticed that there is a stereotype, men together are considered repulsive, by most, while most men will admit to enjoying watching 2 women together. This is no less shameful. Wrong Is wrong. Now this is not just a struggle for men as we often hear, in fact I think just as many women struggle with Porn as do men. But then, there is that stereotype again. 

    This lustful spirit can come at a very early age, through sexual abuse or being exposed to a lustful lifestyle. It does not have any boundaries, as it affects every race, age and gender. Looking back, I see when, my struggle with lust began as I was molested at the age of 13 and exposed to porn. I had my own struggles with it as an adult, but I thank God that He has set me free and I can speak openly without shame about it.

    Now, the reason I mentioned the Pastor who admitted to being gay, is because his seduction came, through his addiction to porn. I have seen so many marriages destroyed from this addiction. Its important, to understand that your eyes are the gateway to your soul, anything you allow, will become a seed. Whatever you feed your body, is what it will begin to crave, i.e., unhealthy foods, drugs, sex etc. The more you give it, the more it wants. You allow demonic activity access to your life through porn. And you can guarantee that the enemy wants nothing more than to destroy you any way he can. 

    Remember, time doesn’t matter to him like it does to us. He doesn’t care how long it takes to destroy you. It will become a slow fade. That’s why, recognizing these spirits for what they are, and understanding how they operate is critical. I want you to really think on this…. you may think you are alone in your room in secret, but God knows all and I guarantee the enemy is watching!

    But here is the good news! You can be set free from anything!! God has given you a spirit of self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7. God wants you to be free. Ask God to help you and I promise you He will! Remember there is no shame in admitting you struggle, just don’t let the enemy keep you bound up in it. This is your year to be set free from all that has imprisoned you!

    #christiansandporn #selfcontrol #besetfree #addictions 

    Quick Message of Hope.

    A short message to give you some hope. Be blessed.

    Men Are Rising Up!

    ​I had a dream a few months back and felt it was for the body, however I didn’t feel it was the right time to release it. Today I read the words “Cross-Over”,

    and was reminded of the dream I had.

    I felt the Holy Spirit give me permission to release it, as I felt July is a Season of, “Crossing Over.”

    The Dream

    I saw myself standing in a camp, I saw a tall fence with a narrow gate. I saw a man helping a wounded, woman coming down a mountain and through the narrow gate into the camp I was standing in. I remember someone asking me, “what are they doing?” I replied, “They are crossing over.”

    In this season, many of you have been through intense battles, fighting on the mountain top, “spiritual warfare in high places.”

    Its time to cross over into the place of rest. It is a narrow gate, because very few people make it. But you have! You are battered, your are bruised, but you are still alive! And you are not alone.

    As I began typing this dream, I sensed the Holy Spirit give me more revelation on it; 

    There is going to be a rise in men coming to the aid of the women in battle, the husbands, fathers, sons and warriors for Jesus. God is raising up men in a new way to contend for the things of God like never before. Many of them carry orphaned spirits as they have not had earthly fathers. But the Lord is going to do a deep, quick work to help these men become the spiritual leaders in their homes and communities that they were created to be. Its no coincidence that God has revealed this to me on Fathers day!

    So ladies, rejoice as your hearts cry for your husbands and sons is coming to fruition. There is a new generation of men being raised up with humility and submissiveness to the Father, that they will not try and control the women in their lives, but rather be their, “Battle Buddy.” They will, help carry the weight, that so many of us have had to carry for so long, alone!

    The men are being raised up to help us cross over and its being birthed in prayer!

    I am amazed, as I realize why I wasn’t supposed to release it until today. It is in honor of Fathers Day and the men taking the rightful place as a woman’s help mate! Thank you Father.

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