God whispers in the wind.

 

Spring has come early to the prairies and the fields are dry from snow long gone.  Steel grey skies no longer hold the threat of snow to come.  Buds begin to bulge on branches that are ready to embrace the new life as sap begins to run.  Early blooms push bravely up seeking the rays of the sun.  There is the sense of a pregnant pause across the land; a waiting that is expectant in its quietness.    It is as if the land is on the cusp of something new and wonderful, an awakening of sorts.  Dust swirls in chaotic dance as the wind gently blows across the brittleness of last year’s grass.  Trees seem to spread their branches even lower trying to catch the wind.  A flash of red breast announces the return of the robin; a herald of springs return.

There is a whisper carried on the breeze; the voice of God calling forth that which has lain dormant through the long dark day of winter.  Nature bends its ear to hear the voice of Him who calls.  Hope springs eternal as seasons of life come and go and come again.  New life will spring forth; in His time and in its season.   God whispers His promise in the wind; “rain will come, it will fall on the dry and thirsty land.”  A gentle mist begins to fall gently onto the waiting tender buds as hungrily they drink in of its life giving flow.  God whispers and the land will bloom again.

 

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Reaching Forward

 

God wants us to be free to dance in the destiny that He has ordained for our feet.

Our world is in crisis and we have been prepared for this hour and we are powerful weapons in the hands of God.

But there are times when our destiny seems like just “a dream” and there are also many things that can stop the dream:

  • Mindsets that develop into strongholds because of disappointments and hurts
  • A crisis of trust in God because of previous pain
  • Walls put up because of hurt and resentment
  • Circumstances that don’t seem to fit “the dream’

If left unchecked these can cause a darkness to creep into our hearts that block out the light of God’s destiny for us so we need to allow God to reveal any area in our life where we have been imprisoned by a “dream killer” and begin to understand how God sees us even in our brokenness.

God will expose the darkness of our hearts so that we can live in reality and not in hiddeness because of secrets that bind us with shame and stop us from moving forward in Him.

God has given to us a dream to walk in and even now our very steps are on that journey though we may not recognize that we are already on that path.

GENESIS37:1−40:23

Joseph also had a dream and when we look at his journey we see that he was prophetic from a young age but his timing in sharing his dreams were too early and he needed to mature.  Yet, what looked like severe circumstances were actually the beginning steps of walking out his destiny.

Joseph went through shifts and changes and we can see the first major change when his robe was ripped off when he was a child and thrown into a pit, then sold to a caravan of Ishmaelites by his brothers.  This beautiful robe of many colours, made by his father, identified him as beloved of his father and here we see young Joseph being stripped of his identity and betrayed by those that should have loved him the most.

Transition times are not easy because they are often the times of the darkest and deepest of pains.

Joseph, meanwhile is brought to Egypt and purchased by Potiphar, an officer in Pharaoh’s court.  He is given a garment fit for a slave.  A new identity.  A season of submission.  And in this season another change is coming as Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph and rips of his coat, which is used as false evidence against him.

The loss of this slave garment was as significant as the loss of the first one because it had a similar effect.  Both caused Joseph to descend in rank and this time he was sent to the lowest of prisons.  Clothing also has special significance in the biblical world.  They marked and identified all classes of people ~ a King with robes of office ~ a priest with distinctive linen vestments and mourners who donned sackcloth for grief.  Clothing identified status and circumstance.

But God knew that these were not the coats Joseph was going to wear for the rest of his life.

The same is with us.  Destiny has different seasons where we are given robes to wear.  Sometimes those robes are torn off in order to make room for something new, even though we cannot see it at the time.  It is all part of God’s process and the maturing of what He gives to us.

Over time we see Joseph also in the garb of a prisoner, but it doesn’t last as in verse 41-43 we see Pharaoh arraying him in garments of fine linen and making him a prince over all the land of Egypt.

And God is also at work in us, continuing to birth those things within us and bringing us into a new chapter of His destiny for us.

Philippians 3:13

… this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before…

 

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Finding quiet


I stare not outwardly but inwardly as the morning sun slowly rises; hands wrapped around the warmth of a cup filled with fragrant coffee. In the quiet hush of the day I find my soul rushing into the concerns of the present. I am learning to let them rise up and to face each anxious circumstance.

This unveiling brings them into the light of day where they can be released into His hands. I breathe deeply knowing that the whisper of God’s presence is with me and then with shuddering breaths I exhale the quiet murmurings of my troubled soul.

Minute after minute He weaves eternity into today with the slow quiet ticking of a heart so desperately in need of His grace. It is in this stillness that heaven touches earth. My earth. My day. This present quiet.

Mundane moments in this quiet lowly place are where I receive His mercies new and fresh every morning. This becomes a sacred, secret place as I invite Him to enter once again.

A weighty understanding falls that worship is costly. So I press in closer to Him as I bow my head as I offer sacrifices of praise to the One who paid a price much greater than I. So I watch as the shadows recede in the light of His presence.

Everything in life will change but He is my constant in the midst of the messy moments of every day. He turns my gaze back out again, to face the day. His truth rises within my heart even as the sun upon this new morning.

I begin to sense an almost imperceptible shift as my frantic thoughts are not so frantic now. Another rhythm quiets the staccato beat of this heart of mine. How sweet the sound as the chattering of my soul stills.

He is teaching me how to live in the quiet even in the midst of the noise.

 

 

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When it’s hard to find the words

Do not hurry into the noise
God waits for you
In the long silent beats
Of silence
Linger long
Away from this fractured world
In reckless abandon
To abide
Surrendered to His sovereignty
Morning by morning
Where on bended knee
He fills anew
Spirit touching spirit
We hear Him
Serenading our soul
As He writes our story
Into song
In seasons where
It’s hard to find the words
Zephaniah 3:17 (Amplified)
The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing