I have read many words and heard many people discussing that 2020 would be a year of Focus and Vision. While I do agree, I would like to expand on that and add that for many, it is going to be a “Refocusing.”
Refocus in the Websters definition is defined as;
to focus again: to change the emphasis or direction of.
Many of you may be wondering why the things you once did, no longer feel the same. Why you feel pulled into a different direction than what you thought. You suddenly feel yourself at a crossroad, unsure of which direction to take. Things that once kept you very busy, may even be slowing way down and you may find your self losing interest in things you once found valuable. These are all good things and even Godly things. However the Lord is now wanting to REFOCUS you. He is wanting to get your attention in another area. Many of the things you did in the last season will be changed and even stopped altogether. Don’t worry this isn’t anything to be concerned about, but rather learning to trust and wait upon the Lord for your next assignment. Its actually a very exciting time if you understand, that’s what is happening.
The things you have planned for yourself, will fail in comparison to what the Lord will do. Many of you are going to be pioneering new things, there will be no human blueprint for what God is doing. In Noah’s day, they knew how to make boats, I am sure even he knew how to fish and make a regular fishing boat. If he didn’t, he would have been able to find someone who did. However in order to do this NEVER done before task the Lord had given him, he could not use a human blueprint. He had to wait for specific instructions from the Lord.
So it is with you and what God is wanting you to do in this new season. The keys to getting these blueprints and instructions is going to be in Fasting, Praying and Intimacy with the Lord. Noah had to stay in direct contact with the Lord to get his instructions. So will you. Don’t try looking to others for your example. There will be no shortcuts. The Lord will reveal as you seek him. Stay in peace in knowing the shift in focus you feel, is actually just a REFOCUS.
“There’s a private place reserved for the lovers of God, where they sit near him and receive the revelation and-secrets of his promises.”-Psalm 25:14
Secrets are whispered in the Secret place.
#2020refocus #newseason #prophetichope #born2inspire
🔥Pure Voices Arise!🔥
In my spirit I heard,
“It’s time for my pure voices to arise.”
There is a lot of contamination going on in the body right now. So many people starving for attention and chasing titles. So many people, claiming to be, “Apostles and Prophets,”
It’s downright heartbreaking!
We have become a people obsessed with platforms and performance. We are like little kids, “look at me, watch this!” Oh, Jesus help us! We have become obsessed with prophetic words, looking for our, “next fix.” We put people on pedestals and chase after their gifts.
Oh, Jesus Help us. I see the rise of pride on social media. And it is so easy to get caught up in it. I had to do some serious heart checks and the Lord convicted me of some things recently. We need to constantly check our hearts. Jeremiah, makes it clear. “The heart is deceitful above all things who can know it.” Jeremiah 17:9
Friends, Ministry can be a slippery slope. We don’t need to compete; we all have a place. We don’t need to compare; we all have value. We don’t need to announce ourselves. The Lord will do it. We don’t need to seek the opinions of man. We serve an audience of one.
“But now,” says the Lord, “Its time for the Pure Voices to arise!”
Its time for the mouthpieces of God to begin to speak truth in love, to convict the hearts of man. “For God disciplines those that He loves.” Hebrews 12:6
It’s time for the Pure Voices to announce the Kingdom is Coming. Its time for the Pure Voices to speak life and hope into the Nations. Its time for the Pure Voices to stop comparing themselves to the clanging symbols on social media. Stop retreating from intimidation and advance! Its time to advance.
You, who are a Pure Voice. It’s time to speak. It’s time to arise!
#propheticword #prophetichope #purevoicesarise #born2inspire
Drugging the Dreamers
Recently I took a sabbatical. It was a much-needed rest from the world and the pressures it contains. During that time, I was able to reflect, regroup and reprioritize my life. I was also in a place of total surrender, laying everything down once again. God began to reveal areas of weakness and things that I thought I had overcome.
As I laid before the Lord, I asked Him why I was no longer dreaming. I heard nothing. Later that night I was getting ready for bed, and took my Melatonin’s as I usually do. In my spirit I heard, “Drugging the Dreamers.” I thought, “what in the world?” I heard it again. I asked the Lord what that meant. He reminded me all throughout scripture where He used dreams, to warn His people, to prepare them, and to give them strategies. I was like, “okay, but what does that have to do with, drugging the dreamers.” My husband then asked me for his melatonin and stated, “I need them, otherwise I will dream all night.”
AHA! The Lord revealed.
I immediately realized that I had not had any dreams in months. For about the same amount of time that I had started taking a sleep aid to help me sleep. I began to do some research and found that according the CDC, over 14 million people in the U.S.A take a form of prescribed sleep aid. That’s not including the people that take over the counter stuff, like melatonin!
I realized that the enemy has used busyness, ministry, and pressures of the world, to keep us in a place dependency on sleep aids and anxiety medications. Just to cope with our lives! What an amazing scheme to keep the people of God distracted from the purposes of God. What an amazing scheme to keep the Prophetic voices quiet, just keep us medicated. What an amazing scheme to keep the dreamers from dreaming, give them pills to sleep, so they are unable to dream.
My friends, while its true many people need life saving medications. I am beginning to wonder if Gods people are not becoming too dependent on things to, “help them cope,” rather than going to the source! I am not opposed to medications that are necessary. However, I believe its bigger than we even know!
Maybe like me, you have wondered why you are no longer dreaming. I believe, God wants you to know the scheme of the enemy, to literally, “wake you up from your slumber!” I wonder what the people of God would look and act like, if we were not so highly medicated? I wonder what would happen if all the dreamers began to dream again? I know. Hell would tremble!
1 Thessalonians 5:6 “So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.”
I love when God speaks to me using every day stuff.
Anyone who lives in the Valley,
(by that I mean, Kern County and surrounding areas) knows we have some of the worst air in the country. Everything from San Francisco and Los Angeles settles right over us. We are surrounded by toxic air.
Yesterday I was driving to Bakersfield and the air looked so bad it was thick with pollution. I thought, “Lord, look at all that nastiness, that pollution. I want to get out of here, I want to live in a higher elevation where the air is pure.”
My spirit was quickened as I thought how that relates spiritually as well. How many of us are living in the valley where its polluted? Where we feel like we are suffocating because everything around us is toxic. We live with people and near people who are just down right nasty and it makes it hard to rise above the poisons that are slowly killing us? I believe God wants to teach us HOW to rise above our circumstances, above the confusion, the negativity, the bad reports and live in a higher elevation. A place that is pure and where you can breathe and you don’t feel suffocated.
Spiritually, I have been in that place so I understand the feeling of entrapment. The ONLY thing that got me out of that was diligent prayer and faith. Praying without ceasing and Faith to believe that God would actually do what He said He would do. And then being obedient when he told me to do something.
It all boils down to trust my friends. If you truly want to Rise above the Toxicity in your life, its going to require Diligent Prayer and Trust in God. But the cool thing is, He is waiting for you to cry out to Him. He wants to help you. He wants you to live a full life. He wants you to Rise Above the Cloud of confusion and Disbelief and TRUST Him for bigger and better things. Friends, I believe there are some of you, if you were to ever TRULY grasp the magnitude of Gods love for you, you would be radically changed for ever.
My prayer is that you would know Him intimately at never doubt Him again. Blessings my friend.
I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but there have been many people being exposed in this hour. Their sins brought to light and exposed for the entire world to see. Many of us have prayed for these lies of deception and wickedness to be exposed. We knew it was just a matter of time before their own actions would cause their downfall.
But there is one thing that has been troubling me. I am reminded of the Religious leaders who shouted, to put Jesus to death. They wanted Him to be exposed, not so that He could repent, (he did nothing wrong) but so that they could have their way. There was no mercy, no saving grace. I wonder if we are not doing the very same thing. We keep shouting, how we want the leaders and sinners to be exposed. But why? Is it so that they will repent and turn back to the Father? If so it doesn’t appear to be. It seems, as I am watching people, its nothing more than an angry mob of religious hypocrites.
They don’t want repentance. They don’t want God to change their heart. They want the lies exposed, they want the people who hurt them to be punished. They want justice. While Justice is good and people should have to pay the consequences of their sins. Where is the compassion and intercessors who will pray for these exposed men and women of God? Where are the compassionate hearts? Should we not forgive them? If not, then what did Jesus die for?
Every single one of us have made mistakes and done things we are not proud of and would never want anyone to know about. Now it doesn’t justify their behaviors and I am not saying what they did was ok. But my question is, “why are we so quick to judge others and condemn them for their sin, but we are not willing to pray for the very same people we call brothers and sisters in Christ.
Should we not intercede for them and their hurting families?
Not only is there exposure happening, there has been a spirit of repentance released. I have seen many people condemn high profile leaders for wrong doing and pray for exposure. Once that person has admitted their faults and repented, we are still shouting, “kill him.” I have seen people I care about, ministries and businesses, admit fault and truly repent and still get thrown to the wolves!
We are desperately praying for exposure, and then when it happens and they repent, we still try and crucify them.
When they sin, we shout, “Kill them”
When they repent, we shout, “kill them”
Oh, how my heart grieves.
If the Christ followers cannot even trust their own people to protect them and pray for them when they are exposed, what kind of example are we showing the world? We are a bunch of religious hypocrites!
It grieves my heart that we say we love Jesus, but we are so quick to destroy one another. How can we truly be disciples when Jesus said, John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Friends, I am not saying that people should not have consequences. However, I am saying, I think we can do better. I think we should do better. We need to be careful church, every one of us is susceptible to Satan’s lies and schemes, if you think you are immune, you are already deceived.
Lord, give us your heart for your people. Help us to love one another as you have called us to love. Forgive our prideful, judgmental selves. Help us to help each other in times of crisis, Father, help us to be more like you and less like us.
#repentance #judgement #helpusLord #wecandobetter #born2inspire #prayforoneanother
🍂There’s a CHANGE in seasons today. As it is in the natural so it is in the spirit.
“Brace Yourself ”
These last 2weeks have felt like a heavy blanket, trying to weigh me down. Feeling almost depressed, heavy, lethargic. I wake up asking God, “what is wrong with me?”
I am very sensitive to the spiritual warfare this time of year. Sept is always a heavy one for me.
Today I woke up feeling the same way. I realized what day it is.
The beginning of a new season. 🍁
With a sigh of relief,
“I said thank you Jesus.”
I then saw, a roller coaster, I could hear it slowly clicking upwards, building momentum and reaching the top. I saw myself overlooking the handles and began to
” brace myself.”
If you’ve ever been on a rollercoaster you know what happens next!
Friends today is that!!
This is not just a ” get your Hope’s up message” but a decree of change, swiftness.
BUT….You MUST be prepared!
You must be ready otherwise, just like a rollercoaster it can leave you feeling, sick and breathless.
This season WILL require stamina and endurance.
You need to start making your health a priority!
If God has told you, you are moving, then start packing by faith. Whatever He’s told you, by faith start acting on it!
You need to be ready when God says “Go.” When He says “move,” you move!
Today is THAT day, the day of suddenlies and change.
The downhill slope will be quick and full of exciting changes!
**Check out the video I did on my page to follow up this Word**🔥
#propheticword #hope #born2inspire #braceyourself
I believe we are entering an Isaiah 54:2-3 year.
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare;
Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen your stakes.
3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left,
And your descendants will inherit the nations,
And make the desolate cities inhabited.
Quantum Leap definition; a huge, often sudden, increase or advance in something, breakthrough, advancement, headway.
The last few years have brought a lot of victories, but with exponential warfare. The ground was hard and the efforts were great. Many times, I questioned everything and wondered if there was ever going to be a breakthrough. But God is faithful and He always showed up.
Many of you have been in the trenches, left in the mire and the muck, wondering if your situation was ever going to change. But even though you were at your lowest you never gave up on God, you praised Him in your storms, you fasted, prayed and worshiped your way through. You did things for God that made you look crazy to others, who questioned your motives and even your heart. You cried out, you laid there bleeding, while onlookers just watched.
I am here to encourage you and to tell you that God has seen your tears, He has heard your cries, and His justice is coming swiftly. You have been prepared in the night season and you are now ready to be brought forth. There is a vindication coming, there is a justice being served on your behalf. I hear many of you say, “so much time has passed, I missed it.”
“No,” says the Lord, “you have not missed it, you are exactly where I need you to be, for what I want to do in your life, I waste nothing.”
There are going to be Quantum Leaps in the days ahead, you are going to begin to move quicker than in previous seasons. There will be sudden doors of advancement and opportunity. What was once shut I say, “try again”. The Lord is moving in incredible ways, uniting His body, restoring what was lost and stolen and making good on His promises. What seemed like an eternity of waiting, will now bring forth incredible opportunities and promotion.
There will be many changes taken place and its going to require trust and surrender to the process. There will be things that the Lord does that you may not understand at the time, but be assured its for your good and His glory. There will be many geographical relocation’s as the Lord, strategically places people all over the world for His Kingdom work.
Marketplace ministry is going to expand like never before. Business opportunities are going to present themselves in unique ways, so do not be so quick to dismiss something, because it doesn’t look like what you expected. God is finishing up the last few touches to what will prove to be well worth the wait. He is going to show His goodness through your life and people will stand in awe of the faith that sustained you and the power of God at work.
The days in the trenches are over, your night season is over, pick yourself up and dust yourself off.
My friend, it is, time for Quantum Leaps! Declare with me, that 2020 will be the year that EVERYTHING turns around in your favor.
#quantumleaps #propheticword2020 #kingdomwork #advancements #restoration #hope #encouragement #born2inspire
My family is in a transition right now, as many of you are.
We’ve had some exciting opportunities present themselves, but it is in the Lords hands alone.
As I began to weep with tears of joy, I found myself thinking,
“Dont get your Hope’s up.”
This isn’t a small thing, but rather something that would change the entire lives of our family, for the better. In fact I’ve prayed for years, over this opportunity.
The enemy was quick to remind me of the reasons it wasn’t going to happen.
But deep in my spirit I heard, “I am a good Father who loves to give good gifts, get your Hope’s up!”
I felt this was Encouragement for the body.
“GET YOUR HOPES UP!”
I know it looks impossible. I know you have no clue HOW it could happen. Maybe like me, you’ve prayed years for it. Only to be left feeling discouraged.
My friends, God is a good Father, who loves to bless His kids! I believe He is telling us now..
“Get your Hope’s up! Believe in me, believe in my promises for your life, what I am doing now, no man on earth and no devil in hell can stop!
I am faithful, I am a promise keeper, nothing can stop what I want to do in your life! So Get your hopes up! I know you’ve been disappointed before, but my ways are higher than your ways. My timing is perfect. But I say now, IT IS TIME, so get your Hope’s up.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life”