Selah (again)

Psalm 24:10 (AMP) Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory [who rules over all creation with His heavenly armies]. Selah.

Beloved, pause. Stop and reflect, truly take moment and ponder who I AM. Ponder My glory, the works of My hands, My character and identity. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the rhetoric and lose sight of who I truly am. I AM more than simply words regurgitated by well-meaning people who get so busy saying the “right” things they’ve missed the point: relationship with Me.

So pause. Make room for Me to speak, make room for Me to love you, and make room for all I share and teach you to penetrate. Meditate on Me – on My words, both rhema and logos (whispered in your ear and written in My word). Slow down. Refuse to be tempted to rush this journey. Some things cannot be hurried. So pause. Ponder Me, beloved. Selah.

Note: I find it ironic that in a year of doing these Prophetic Nuggets, this particular post “accidentally” got posted (and sent out to the subscribers) twice. 🙂 After my initial embarrassment, I realized God had this happen on purpose because He wanted to re-emphasize the need to pause. Continue reading “Selah (again)”

Steadfastly Believe the Best

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (TPT) …Love…never stops believing the best for others…

Beloved, continually believing the best of those around you in the face of evidence to the contrary doesn’t make you gullible or foolish, it makes you hope-filled. Catch My vision of who each individual is and hold fast to that knowledge, refusing to be swayed into believing something different.

Align with My heart for them and operate from an expectation of that good. Prophesy and call it forth. Pray for them that it might be manifest. And through it all love them, extend grace to them, and steadfastly believe the best of them. Continue reading “Steadfastly Believe the Best”

Being a Grateful Child of Mine

Psalm 107:8 (VOICE) May they erupt with praise and give thanks to the Eternal in honor of His loyal love And all the wonders He has performed for humankind!

Beloved, what I have done is more than enough. That’s not to say I won’t do more, but it is a reminder to choose gratitude over greed, thanksgiving over longing. Choose to be content with what you have already been given.

Refuse to operate from a place of spoiled entitlement. There is difference between standing in faithful expectation and pouting like a child because your prayers haven’t yet been answered.

Choose well. Who would you bless: someone you’d already gifted who quickly cast aside their blessing to extend their hand for more? Or the one grateful for your gift and appreciative of its blessing in their life?

You woke up this morning, that is a gift. You are breathing, that is a gift. Look around you, see and acknowledge all I’ve done, for I love My children. Bless Me by seeing and acknowledging the outpouring of that love, by being a grateful child of Mine. Continue reading “Being a Grateful Child of Mine”

Beauty in Motion

Today a customer and friend shared a picture of a boo-boo on her silk that happened as she was warring with them. I responded that one of the things I appreciated about silk is that you can’t see their flaws when they’re in motion, and laughingly added that there was probably a whole message in that. But as I pondered that, I realized it really was true. Continue reading “Beauty in Motion”

Gelah Raz (Revealer of Mysteries)

I shared a version this on my personal blog several years back, but this is worth revisiting. Sometimes people wonder “why” I’ve chosen various colors or oils for their scarf (or art), or why one scarf letter is less than half a page and another is three pages. The only way I can answer that is by talking about the nature of God and how He wants to use this ministry.

The purpose of Dyed4you Ministries is to facilitate encounters with the living God. Continue reading “Gelah Raz (Revealer of Mysteries)”

What is a Prophetic Word?

This was something I shared on both the Dyed4you and Dyed4you Art blogs, but felt it was worth sharing here as well.  Last week I also re-shared How-To Receive a Prophetic Word, and on our sites we talk about the letters (prophetic words) that come with our silk and art and the fact that they are supposed to be a portion of a conversation with God, not an entire conversation in and of themselves. These prophetic pieces are intended to facilitate conversation with God, add a dimension to interactions that are hopefully already occurring, or begin conversation if none is. Ultimately, relationship with Him is what we all should be working on and trying to strength and deepen.  Continue reading “What is a Prophetic Word?”

How-To Receive a Prophetic Word

Having been in prophetic ministry for over a decade, this is a topic I am passionate about.  One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that as charismatics we share many words from God; however, we give very little context for what to DO with those words.

Some believers – often ones new to the gifts of the Spirit, but even some who aren’t – end up hurt (and even angry at God) because they got a “word” that didn’t come to pass, or they tried to make happen, etc. Most of the time, they didn’t know how to properly receive a prophetic word. Without that context, they were ripe for getting hurt, which can often lead to people feeling like God let them down (even falling away), instead of realizing their leaders have simply failed to teach them vital information. Continue reading “How-To Receive a Prophetic Word”