There is a Jewish teaching that speaks of how, in the beginning, God filled all things. In order to begin the process of creation, He had to “contract” Himself to make space for the universe. This is why one of God’s names is “Ha-Makom” or “The Place,” as God is the place of all creation. This concept has always made me think of how women “make space” within themselves for the conception and growth of new life. Continue reading “Making a Place for God”
One day as I was pondering the subject of fellowship, the Holy Spirit dropped a download into my spirit. A picture came to mind of a group of people gathered together for a potluck meal. However, I knew the dinner was symbolic of spiritual communion.
The Spirit highlighted the fact although this was one community meal, it had contributions from every individual. I was immediately reminded of how God has taught me that I can learn something from every person that I encounter, regardless of their age, social, cultural, or even religious differences.
More often than not, we are trained to look to people of power, status, and experience to be our teachers. We may find ourselves impressed by those who are eloquent speakers, professionals with titles, or individuals who walk in a heavy anointing. And while there is certainly knowledge and wisdom to be gained from these individuals, they are not the only vessels God can teach us through. If we are not careful, we can miss the voice of our Master speaking through the humblest vessels. Therefore, we must strive to keep our ears tuned to listen.
Countless times, God has fed me spiritual food through strangers on the street, a random YouTube video or television program, the uncanny insight of a child, or even wise words from someone of a different belief system than I. Yet it has required humility to receive from God in such a way. In John 10:27, Christ says that His sheep know His voice. When you are intimate with the Word of God—the voice of truth—you can discern that voice anywhere.
I think of the story of the Roman centurion in Matthew 8. This man wasn’t a Jew and could be considered an outsider by all accounts. And yet, he recognizes the truth when he sees it. He acknowledges Christ and the authority he walks in. And ultimately, his faith along with his insight about Christ’s authority impresses our Lord. And to this day, the centurion’s words are still teaching those of us who read the Scriptures. How incredible!
I believe that the true blessing of spiritual fellowship can be found when we recognize that everyone has something of value to bring to the table. The Holy Spirit can teach and speak through us all—and that includes you. Today, I sense Holy Spirit stirring us to listen for the Master’s voice wherever we go. Like children, let us be humble and open to learning, no matter the vessel God chooses to work through.
Matthew 8:11 (NIV) I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
No matter what’s going on around you, I will never leave you alone. I AM your strength. I AM your peace. My peace comforts. My peace protects. My peace goes before you. My peace surrounds you. Come, do life with Me, and you will find My peace.
John 14:27 (TPT) “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”
1 Kings 19:12 (NIV) After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
One of the questions I get asked the most is, “How do you know you’re hearing God and are in His will?”
I remember personally asking this question so often, and for some reason, nobody could truly answer it. Now I can say I’m so thankful for my own personal journey with Papa and the amazing people He brought into my life that have shown and taught me so much. Regardless of what you’re facing at the moment, allow me to reassure you that you will appreciate the experience later, no matter how painful and difficult it may be. God is using every single situation to teach us and grow us closer to Him.
Now, how do I know I hear God? Peace! That is the answer to everything. It’s really that simple. Unfortunately, as humans, we love to overcomplicate things. Simply put, we have to step out of our comfort zone and trust God to guide us and lead us on the path He’s called us to. When we have that thirsty desire to please God and do His will, we have to take chances. It’s OK to make mistakes, however, we’re also responsible to own up to them and not make excuses or try to defend our actions. Learning how to hear God does mean making mistakes.
A small whisper, a gut feeling, an unexplained knowing—all of this followed by peace is God speaking! Be confident in who you are in the Lord. Don’t listen to the enemy’s lies. He’s the father of lies but we are the righteousness of God through Christ. Refresh your memory with what your true identity is in the Lord. Know that you hear Him. Know that He lives in you and that He will never leave you or forsake you.
John 16:33(NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
In a dream, I saw Jesus Christ standing as a DOOR between two stone walls set in the clouds of heaven. He wore a robe of many colors. This robe was shining with glory and majesty. His arms were spread from one wall to the other. Then like a door on a hinge, Jesus Christ literally swung open. Then the Holy Spirit spoke these words, “What I open, NO man can shut!”
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the Holy One, the True One, who has the Key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.” (Revelation 3:7)
Jesus says of Himself in John 10:9, “I AM the Door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
If God opens a Door for you and says YES, who can shut that Door? No one! JESUS is that Door! NO ONE can shut that door. If God gave you a “YES”, take hold of it by faith, run with it and be free.
Periodically, I’ll feel led to do a series of Prophetic Nuggets that are connected either by scripture or theme. This is one such grouping. It is a series of 11 Prophetic Nuggets based on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23 (AMP):
But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Life is found in love. Many studies have shown that all living things respond to love. Children flourish in loving homes. Wounded adults begin to heal and thrive simply by having someone love and believe in them. Even plants will flourish if spoken to with kindness rather than hate or indifference. Continue reading “Where You Find Life (Love)”
I recently had a conversation with the Father regarding the season of life I’ve found myself in. I confessed that I was finding this season challenging because it seemed like He had me spending so much time and energy focusing on myself and my life. Logically, I understand why; I’ve spent most of my life so focused on caring for others, that there are many areas of my life that are in ruins. I most certainly need the restoration that God is bringing! Continue reading “The Message of Restoration”
This is a series of three Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a series of three Prophetic Nuggets based on John 4. Continue reading “Quenched and Sustained (John 4)”
I had this dream a few years ago before the phrase “Daughter Of The King” meant anything to me. I felt the phrase was a cliche and it annoyed me (needless to say I had identity issues)… until I had this dream in the middle of a 15 day water-only fast. I was under the most intense spiritual attack of my life by a spirit of fear/torment. I had forgotten who I truly was in Christ. Continue reading “You’re the Daughter of the King!”