Be Praying People, Purpose and Plans of God

Pause Everything and Pray – A Word of Encouragement and Wisdom from the Lord

PAUSE EVERYTHING AND PRAY

This is for some of you and you will know by the Spirit what “everything” refers to (as in not literally everything to the point that family/needs are neglected). 

It’s a set apart time of prayer and seeking Him in the Word to hear clearly from God on the things you are currently working on, so you know what to prioritize right now as well as each day.

This time of prayer, maybe one day, a few days, a week, etc. is to:

  • Bring clarity, wisdom, and discernment.
  • To give you eyes to see where the distractions are, things that you are working on that are not of God or not for now but later.
  • Recalibrate with God on matters in your life.
  • To show you where you might be wasting your time (e.g. It’s time to shake the dust off your feet for some people you’ve tried to help because they won’t submit to God, obey Him, seek Him themselves or take any responsibility on their part; does not include special needs people of course. The Holy Spirit will show you).
  • To prepare the way for your God assignments.
  • Bring His will for the situation into the earth as it is in heaven but won’t happen according to His best for you without this prayer time
  • Bring favor, break strongholds, move obstacles, bring divine connections, bring needed provision, etc.
  • Possibly reveal a “new thing” to you or new assignment.

In your personal, set apart prayer time, God may show show you more and open up specifically to you, by His Holy Spirit, additional reasons why this time is needed. 

Thank You, Lord, for Your faithfulness and kindness towards us to lead us in all seasons what we are to do in order to fulfill our purposes and plans for our lives and for Your glory. We bless Your Holy name. All glory and honor and praise to You, O God!

Calling and Purpose, Pray for the Church

Be a Spark. Rally My People. Will You Answer This Call from God?

be a spark rally my people

Around May or June of last year, 2018, the Lord spoke these words into my spirit:

Be a spark. Rally My People. 

At that time, I knew the Word wasn’t for me alone, and I shared it with some brothers and sisters because I believed it was for them too, and I believe it’s for any of God’s children who are willing to answer this call.

Your spark might look very different than someone else’s. This is a great thing. 

Some may burn to share the gospel for the majority of their time. Some may pray and intercede for the church. Some may write for the Lord. Some may be teachers, exhorters, etc. discipling and preparing workers for the harvest.

The most important thing is that we each:

  1. Be led by God for our life and do the current thing He asks of us.
  2. Never compare our callings with others’ or try to have a ministry like so-and-so’s.
  3. Never invalidate others’ callings (as long as they don’t contradict the Word as there are many false teachers today). E.g. If one is called as an evangelist, he/she shouldn’t go around telling every other believer they should be evangelizing at his/her level or the same number of hours per day. He/she needs those intercessors out there using their time to prepare the way for you with prayer to the Lord, so hearts are softened to receive.

Spark (noun) – an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.

Be a spark. God is calling you and I to be ignited and fiery ones that spark fires in others. To be iron that sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17) as in sharpening each other for the Lord, His service, effectiveness, and His glory.

Rally (verb) – to come together for common action or effort; to come together or into order again. 

I’m in tears reading these definitions again because unity, unity, unity has always been God’s will for us and something He’s had me pray for for years. This word He gave me might seem far-fetched or too much, maybe even extreme, but it’s not, it’s the heart of the Father and what Jesus fervently prayed for us two-thousand years ago – that we be one, so the world will know that God truly sent Him, Jesus, into the world.

“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). 

Father, we pray You send out laborers into Your harvest that includes us in whatever it is You’d have us do. We answer the call to be a spark. To rally Your people. That doesn’t necessarily mean a huge audience but simply those you put in our lives or on our path. That we spark sparks who spark others. That through each obedient one, we are used to set the church on fire for You. A world-sized bonfire that can be seen everywhere. Undeniable to all that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. That we come together under Your authority and true gospel, so Your great grace and power is upon us to share Your gospel mightily and undeniably in Jesus’ name, amen.

Pray for the Church, Uncompromised Gospel

Jesus Wasn’t “Nice” – Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom

lion 2 Jesus was not nice

The Holy Spirit said to me recently, “Jesus wasn’t nice”, so I looked it up and came across this excellent post….

Jesus Was Not Nice — and You Shouldn’t be, Either

Very worth the read especially in you are in a pruning process right now and getting delivered from fear of man or man’s opinion and want to say ALL He’d have you say whether people think it is “nice” or not.

Then the Lord said to me a little later, “Christians Mustn’t Be Nice Beyond Wisdom and Effectiveness for His Kingdom,” and that we can be “nice to the point of being naive.”

And when we do say what He’d have us say, all we can do after is leave the lost to the Lord and pray for them and keep loving them as He does with us. It has taken time for Him to get me to see things about myself that He was trying to show me. I just didn’t get it but He got me there, so I could repent, not in condemnation but in love because He shows us “us” so we can live our best lives and fulfill His plans for our lives.

We can trust the Holy Spirit to water the words He uses us to bring forth, and we know we wage not against flesh and blood, and there is always a battle for the soul of each person we share the Lord with. So we pray, pray, pray.

Prayer

Lord, that each of Your children do the work You’ve called them to do even if it means not being “nice” because You’d rather not the death of a sinner. We trust that with obedience to the Holy Spirit, fervent prayer, and your anointing on our words that You will be with us working in the hearts of the people with whom we share Your truth. Help us to share Your gospel boldly and unedited so we are effective for the winning of souls and to heal the sick and raise the dead, so we are wise in the way You called us to be wise in You, Your Word, and by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Encouragement, Prophetic Word

God Will Raise You Up. You Don’t Need to Make the Right Connections or Do it Yourself. He Will Set it All Up. – A Word of Encouragement

God will raise you up

Recently the Lord told me more about His calling for my life and spoke this word above to me yesterday morning and has confirmed it twice within twenty-four hours. 

We each have a calling and purpose for our lives, and I know the Lord has called me to write for Him and to minister for Him in some capacity not yet fully revealed to me but in line with how He’s gifted me naturally and spiritually – writing, prayer and intercession, teaching, some spiritual giftings, childlike faith, etc.

The Full Word of Encouragement the Lord gave me.

He said to me, “You don’t have to piggyback on anyone else’s success or make what you think are the “right” connections. You don’t have to put yourself in front of Christian  influencers or depend on the arm of flesh. I will make the way for you for what I’ve called you to do. I will order your steps to the right doors and people and set it all up for you. You just have to continue to listen and obey and stay in childlike faith.”

The Two Confirmations Within Twenty-four Hours

  • I was watching a well known pastor being interviewed last night who was speaking of his very early years in ministry. Way before God raised him up and gave him a worldwide platform, and he said (paraphrase) the Lord told him, “Don’t contact other pastors. Don’t write them letters. I’m going to open doors for you supernaturally.” He then went on to give some examples. One being his wife was speaking on a public phone at a public pool (it was the 90’s) and a pastor of a large church overheard her speaking with him and on the spot invited them to speak at his church. ONLY God! He gets the glory!
  • Then this morning I got on FaceBook and saw this within minutes, I am not a self-made woman. I did not hustle to get where I am nor did I grind my platform into existence. My education or lack thereof was not the shining reason for the measure of success I have enjoyed…It’s not because I envisioned it or had grit or because I am just so super amazing, because I’m not. I honestly have no idea why political campaigns have asked for my input or why I’ve been asked to strategize on pro-life projects of national significance. To my husband, I refer to myself as a houseblob from West Virginia. I don’t know why anybody talks to me. And yet, I now have a writing business and a record label, and I have little notion of how it all happened, except to say that God did it.” You can read her full post here.

Not a coincidence but providence. I pray this speaks to your spirit too.

If this encouraged you, please comment and let me know how I can pray for you and if others see it, I pray they lift you up in prayer too.

God can be trusted to take you to where He’s called you. Be totally open and surrendered to Him. Listen to His still small voice. Seek Him daily. Stay in childlike faith. He loves you more than anyone and will make your dreams come true, and He will do it in the best way because only He can see the hearts and the intentions of the hearts of those around you. You are safest on His path for your life.

Prayer

Lord, I want You to get ALL the glory in my life. I’m surrendered to You and am excited to see how You work in my life to bring the good plans You have for me to pass. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Disclaimer: Any quotes or content I share from anyone else is not necessarily an endorsement of his or her theology as I do not know everything a person believes.