About the art: I made two new collages yesterday and the day before when I did collage with my art therapy groups (the first one is above and the second one is below further down in the reading.) I needed to show the patients how to put the collage pieces on and how they could add oil pastels to it. The groups were small enough that I was able to add on to it during the group. One group loved it so much that they wanted to do it again the next day. It was a fun day. I love collage, and all the patients were enjoying it too, and getting so creative. I really love to see people expressing themselves, freeing themselves, and getting creative. It was kind of interesting to see the patients getting so free with it because I sense God saying we’re getting ready to walk into a new level of freedom.
Today, I was asking God about the art I just made-at least for a title. He showed me doors and buildings in the first one and said we’re going to have new opportunities. In my quiet time with him today, He was telling me about my destiny and how all the pieces of my life will finally fit together to make a complete picture…every experience has allowed me to gain skills, knowledge, wisdom, sensitivity, passion, strength, and endurance for the times ahead. This is true not only for me, but for all of His saints who have followed him and submitted their life to Him.
He showed me a wardrobe closet in heaven full of new clothes. These clothes are beautifully woven and handcrafted garments that not only reflect our royal identity as sons and daughters, but also our callings, giftings, anointings, and mantles. Up until now, my clothing left alot to be desired…maybe I was even wearing rags, but it was part of the journey and process which God allowed to bring me humility and dependence on him. Although, those two things came by the way of pain and suffering, they really are gifts that will help me immensely and be invaluable. Many of us had to prepare by the way of hard knox and suffering, but as we submitted to God through it, it built in us a greater level of maturity and preparedness. In my quiet time, I sensed we’re coming into a time where we will wear these new garments, and understand who we are created to be, and how much care and attention went into perfecting every detail; each garment is tailor made for us and our unique temperaments and giftings.
God showed me that the many seeds (giftings) He had planted in us were now rising to the surface. We are walking into a season where we can finally reap the rewards of our hard labor and the painful submission process. Those who put God first and submitted to this process will see increase and reward.
Its a time of divine order. As we put on our new garments and walk in the callings and assignments God has for us, and as we understand who He created us to be, there will be such an increase in the peace and joy that we feel. This will translate into a whole new level of freedom. God truly is removing the burdens from us, and taking off the shackles. We have been oppressed for two long under ungodly leadership and as a result of secret sins in our nation which were hidden and in many cases buried underground. God has brought his fire to purify and expose; this has been happening for awhile now and will continue. The fire of God is exposing these hidden things so that we can deal with them and cut them off at the roots. They have been choking out the good seeds He planted which is why He is eradicating them now… it is a season to harvest both the good and the bad, but with our submission to God the bad just gets exposed and then eradicated. He is exposing things we each have to come to terms with, and He is drawing us near to him, wooing us into repentance. Once these issues are faced and dealt with, and we have repented, He will deliver us and bring his cleansing rains. He is doing this with us individually and as a nation. The process is painful initially, but its a necessary part of the healing process, as total healing can’t happen if there’s any kind of infection or foreign object where it shouldn’t be. He has to poke around in the painful, infected places to identify them and pull them out. God spoke today and said He is making the crooked paths straight. He is correcting all those things which are out of order and misaligned in our life, and it begins in our own heart, soul, and mind.
The good seeds will then have room to grow. They will flourish. God will bring His cleansing rains, and He will wash us clean and heal us. As this literal spring comes forth in a few days, expect the rains! The fire has been burning for quite a while, and now its time for rain! This rain will not only cleanse and heal us, but it will also bring deliverance. We are in a season of deliverance from all that afflicts us, oppresses us, and keeps us bound. We are coming into a wide open, spacious place of freedom.
So the freedom will happen as He delivers us and as we each put on the new garments and function within our God-given roles and assignments. This will lead us to experience more peace, joy, and love which will overflow out to others and change the very atmosphere we live in. This will cause a reset to occur, especially as we take authority, declare, and establish God’s will in our personal lives, in our homes, in our families, in our cities, in our nation, and here on the Earth. This will then usher in God’s divine order. I see great peace, order, prosperity, and fruitfulness coming our way. Spring is on the way!!!
These are the two scriptures God highlighted today:
“A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation’” (Luke 3: 5-6 NIV)
There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. (Hosea 2:15 NIV)