Personal Updates

Missing in Action: Hi. Well, it’s been a while. Honestly, I have trouble managing all my accounts, but I did create this blog for a reason, and I do enjoy writing…so I need to get back into it. I’ve been slightly more active at my Creative Passages Facebook site, but I need to be more active here, too, and that is a goal for the new year.

I’m always making art…that never seems to stop, although that has slowed down some as well.

So let me catch you up here. I bought a house in July which was my first house ever at age 52! It’s a half mile from the beach which has always been something I dreamed of, to be by the beach! I call it “Joy Bloom Cottage!” Buying a home may be a normal occurrence for most people, and I know I’m behind at age 52, but because of the life I’ve lived, the trauma I’ve endured, and the various struggles I’ve encountered as a single mother and as a divorcee, that is quite an accomplishment for me personally! I’ve had to work my way up from poverty to solid middle class. I had to break off the poverty mindset, get my finances and credit in order, etc. Tonight, I don’t feel like going into all the details of the things I’ve had to overcome, but let’s just say that I’ve faced potential homelessness at least 4 times. Perhaps at another time I’ll share more of my personal story. I finally have a place I can call my home. I finally no longer have to worry about how my bills will be paid. God brought me my house in the nick of time, too, because the cost of rent is something I no longer could afford, even with a middle class income. The cost of living is too much, and my heart constantly cries out for God to fix this for all of us because too many people are struggling. Too many can’t afford the cost of living. It did take me 3 years to find a house in my price range. God pulled a few miracles like only He does, and right after I left my previous apartment rent went from $850 to $1300 a month! My mortgage is only $1115.50. I love my house! For the first time I’d rather just be at home, then go places or eat at a restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, I still like going places, but I love the atmosphere at my house now. I thank God often. It feels like I’ve stepped into my promised land. Now this is one reason I’ve been behind on my art and writing…setting up my new home.

My house in the snow.

Alot of my art making went towards my house, decorating it. I always make new art whenever I move into a new place. Then after that, there was birthday present art and holiday gift art. So many of my friends and family received art! I didn’t do a good job of taking pics or scans prior to giving it away.

The best part of my new place…well one of the best things, is that I do have an art studio. It’s an art shed…and well, it looks like a shed just yet. I did have a whole other new shed built just so I can place extra storage and garden tools in there and clear out space in my art shed, but the roof needs to be made water proof because water leaks in where the screws are. Once that happens I can begin to move non-art stuff in there. My art shed is crowded and not very pretty right now. There’s not alot of working room, but it’s more then I did have working out of a closet in my room with a small foldable table at my old apartment. It’s nice having things all be right there, and not having to take 5 boxes out of my closet to get to the one at the bottom, but I’m still getting annoyed with it being too crowded so I can’t wait to get it set up…maybe by this summer-is my goal. Spring would be even better!! Right now, it’s too cold to mess with it. And by the way, it snowed!

Me and my gradaughter, Lilah, playing in the snow tonight around 7:30pm.
My snow angel.
Lilah, age 8, playing in the snow.

We are enjoying a beautiful snowy landscape in Norfolk, Virginia. First of all, it doesn’t snow often here, and when it does, it usually melts right away, but it has stuck around a few days.

I do have two big shelve systems to set up in the shed. I can’t wait to get everything spread out and available within reach. Eventually, once everything is organized, I want to set up an etsy shop.

Work has me busy as well. The Pandemic just really sucked up my time. Sterilization of the art supplies that I use to provide art therapy groups added extra to my time. Also there’s been more patients just because the pandemic has been so stressful and hard on everyone, and aside of that we are expanding as a psychiatric hospital! I find myself working about 50 hour weeks just to complete all the notes and cleaning everything required. Then of course, there’s my family who still live with me, house work, and church, etc, etc. Most importantly, I still find time to make with God, which is absolutely essential to me. It’s like I can’t survive without God, and the success of my life is very much dependent on God, and my ability to hear him and submit to him.

Aside of all that, in October, I finished up my 1st year of my Five Fold Ministry class and School of the Prophets class. I got recognized for the gift of evangelism. That surprised me. The 2nd year of classes have just started although now its twice a month instead of every week, which makes it a little easier!

I do want to write more, keep up with my art more, and find more time for my blog/vblog, etc.

I’ve been in a time of deep soul searching and introspection as well. Things have shifted for me a bit as an artist. I was moving into live prophetic art worship painting events, etc, prior to the pandemic and did have some workshops I could also take part in, and that brought with it opportunities to be exposed more, sell more, etc. Since then, I have not focused on marketing or selling. That in itself is a big job to take on. God has something new on the horizon for me, though, and for me it’s huge!

So probably in February I will be leading my own intercessory workshop. There has been a ton of people at my small church who have family members with mental illness, along with myself and my own family members. I feel like I’m about 85% recovered from trauma (sexual abuse) and PTSD, but aside of that I do have multiple people in my family who have suffered from depression, alcoholism, eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, etc. The goal is to educate the church on how these people (the mentally ill and those suffering from various afflictions) should be treated by the church and also to intercede for them through prayer. I want to incorporate tongues and art, too. Maybe dancing as well. I have been attending tongues workshops done by my friend Corinna for the past year or two, and tongues are a powerful tool, especially for intercession.

Me and my friend, Corinna, at Norfolk Botanical Garden a couple of weeks ago.

I’m really excited to be leading the workshop, and to maybe lead others into using art as an intercessory tool. I have been using art as intercession in my own life for the past 2 years, maybe. I’m praying about the best way to go about it, or if the art part should be incorporated in every class or just occasionally. The best part is that I didn’t pursue this opportunity myself. I was just asked to do it. It just fell into my lap, but maybe as a result of my heart and what people know about it. The catalyst was a bipolar woman who visited our church and other churches from out of state and although she was treated well at my church, she was not treated well at other churches. This really upset the Lord, and I mentioned it to a friend who became part of our church board, and that friend then had the idea for this class, which my pastor not only agreed to, but became excited about. He wants to give me a ministry license maybe after a year of doing these classes if I do a good job. The other classes also put me on track for a ministry license, and even though I don’t technically need them to get my license because my pastor intends to ordain me eventually, I just want to expand and stretch myself spiritually. The classes I am leading will be once a month. Another friend, named Wendi Nixon, I will be coordinating with, will also be leading the class once a month, but at opposite times, that way there will be this class/workshop occurring every two weeks. Aside of the bipolar woman, I think the Lord planted the urge to reconcile this problem (of how certain people groups were treated in church) in me throughout the years as I also encountered people/religious leaders, who seemed to exacerbate my trauma or fuel my rejection issues, etc., by not understanding how trauma works or how people heal. So many people believe that trauma survivors can just believe God nailed their past to the cross and that they can just forget all about it and will no longer suffer from it, when it seemed very evident to me that healing was more a process of God renewing my mind versus a one time event, and in fact those that believed it to be a one time event still seemed to be suffering, in denial or avoidance mode, and projecting issues onto others. I often felt judged, and maybe somehow thought to myself that I want to address this someday. Although I have family members still suffering (and I’m not at liberty to go into details because of privacy concerns and needs of said family members), I feel strongly that this next year and this new era we are going into will very much see a focus on deliverance and inner healing. God’s given me so many prophetic words about that. I think God wants us to be contending for this and believing for this!!

Which brings me to my next point. I feel like I do have a strong prophetic gifting, and most likely, I am walking in the office of a prophet, although not to my full measure yet. Only time will tell, but I strongly suspect this. Although I’ve been taking the School of the Prophet class and am going on my 2nd year, I was activated in the prophetic I think around 2005, so I’ve had some time to grow into it. I’ve only been told I held the prophetic office once and told I had a prophetic mantle one other time, but I believe God will make room for the gifts. My pastor, Ray Boetcher, does recognize this gift in me. I really love him for seeing all the gifts in me and making me feel loved and appreciated. He not only does this for me, but for all of us in the church. I’ve been asking God to bring me money to help build the church. I started investing in stocks in 2020 (outside of my retirement) and crypto too since last year. I go to a really small non-denominational, spirit-filled church called the Riverroom church. It’s a five fold church and our pastor really believes in equipping all the Saints to move in their giftings! So with that said, and having been exploring all my giftings through my classes, I’ve also been really examining my heart and inner motives. I’ve been trying to figure out what does God want me to do with this gift exactly? I’m exploring my need for approval and also my fear of man, two alternative motives which could interfere in God’s desires, and I’m laying both at the alter for him to address and remove in me. I want nothing more then to have a pure heart and use my gifts to serve the Lord versus promote myself or alternately not use my gifts out of fear. Don’t we all have to sort through these things as we expand ourselves in our spiritual gifts? I don’t ever want to be like the Pharisees selling in God’s temple or prostituting the gifts, which is tricky when you’re a prophetic artist, because one part of me wants to thrive with an art business and another part of me wants to use my art and giftings as a way to serve others in ministry. So God has to help me sort all this out. This is another reason why its so important for me to maintain a close and intimate walk with the Lord so I never get out of alignment or out of his will and desire for me…which if I’m not careful could potentially be so easy to do.

I would like to make this blog a place to collect the various prophetic words I have received, though, and be able to look them up or refer to them, because sometimes they build on one another.

I’ve been seeking to understand more details of my own prophetic lifestyle. Like I noticed that I get impressions in my spirt and that it moves me to write about it, most often. Its like the words of God will flow through me when I write. I do get visions, but less often. That’s what’s odd about me as a prophetic artist is that I don’t get a lot of visions. Most of my visions are like quick split second impressions, although once I went into a experiential encounter where I felt like I was there. I also have prophetic impressionistic encounters were I’m interacting with God, that last longer, but they feel like impressions in my spirit versus like I’m really there. I would like to feel like I’m really there some day. I also tend to be a prophetic “feeler.” In fact, I remember moving in that gift even as a teenager, because I was able to sense the emotions of others in my spirit and also how God felt about them. I also tend to have physical manifestations in my body when the spirit of God comes on me. Interestingly enough, I also remember my trauma primarily through my body. I’m very kinesthetic. Sometimes, I just have a sense of knowing about things. I’ve also had prophetic dreams off and on since childhood-major dreams of the end times, rescuing and hiding people, and fighting off demons. I was a spiritual warrior with a sword. I believe God has a deliverance ministry in store for me, and that these workshops are just the beginning! I want to see generational curses broken off and generational blessings released! What I’ve also figured out is that my life tends to be a prophetic illustration, and as I’m making the art often times that turns into an illustration as well. It will evolve or God will speak to me as I’m creating it. I like to start by playing and exploring versus having a prophetic vision like most prophetic artists, although occasionally it will happen that way. Sometimes God gives me just a theme.

I noticed that since 2012 God has done alot of signs and wonders in my life and there’s been patterns involving numbers and time periods etc, which may line up and coordinate with what God is doing with his church or this nation. It’s too much to go into detail now, but since the words can be interconnected, and sometimes I get them so early they are not even relevant at the time, I want to be able to look them up and connect them more easily here. For instance God started speaking to me about restoration is 2012 with a sign and wonder of $50 bill (which was ripped up and blowing in a hurricane and I found all the pieces and taped it together and spent it on art supplies), and although there’s been lots of restoration in my life, it seems as a nation we’re just now going into a season or era of it. But notice that number 10 there; its been 10 years since 2012 and we’re just now going into a season, a new era, of restoration and deliverance! That 10, I believe is important! It means double grace, maybe, and there’s probably more tied to it. Also tied into this is how God gave me a major vision of his outpouring when I was 50 years old, called the Overflow,

The Overflow

which I completed with alcohol inks. Now, 10 years later after the sign about restoration, I believe we’re going into a time of answered prayers and promises come true! My house was just one promise come true! I’m believing for a domino effect of promises come true! But what I’m also trying to say is that I believe there’s so much more prophetic mystery and significance then I’ve even been able to tap into and understand. Like God’s saying, “Come here. I have a bunch of puzzles and riddles for you to solve, and you can have as many as you can make the time to do!” I barely understand the interconnectedness of it all, but if I could put all the words and dreams in one place it would be easier-which is what I’d like to do here if I can just figure it out. There’s a dream I had in 2019 which seems to be coming more relevant now, too, but that’s a whole other story.

New art…Planted by Streams of Water, alcohol inks

A tree planted by streams of water. 9×12 alcohol inks on translucent yupo paper.

Tree Planted by Streams of Water

God dropped Psalms 1: 1-3 NIV in my spirit as I spent time with Him, questioning my fruitfulness among other things. You can say I’m going through a deep season of introspection. One thing he emphasized to me was that the “fruit” comes in its own season. Its not always right away.

I’ve often felt throughout my life that my labor was in vain and it that it didn’t yield fruitfulness in equal measure to my effort. In this season God is examining my heart. What beliefs am I holding onto which are not in agreement with his Truth and His Word? He’s shining his light of Truth deep in our hearts and asking the tough questions.

I hear God saying: Who do you say I am? Who do you really believe me to be for you? Do you believe that I am a good God?…that I love you as much as I love others? Do you really believe I am there for you and will take care of you?” Or did your trauma and broken heart keep me at a distance? Keep me from being involved in every aspect of your life? Do you believe me to speak a promise to you then take it back and change my mind? Do I ever lie? Do you really believe I can change your life and make it be all that I desire? Does your life bear fruit by your own efforts or by submitting to me through the power of the Holy Spirit? Who are you to question me, what I am doing in your life? Why it is taking so long? Don’t I know what I’m doing? Aren’t my ways higher then your ways? (Isaiah 55). Didnt I form you in your Mother’s womb?

Jeremiah 1:1 NIV
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Haven’t I set you apart? Don’t you delight yourself in me and meditate upon me and my will for you? I have made you righteous by my blood. I have paid the price for any way you fall short. I have made you a priest within my Kingdom (1st Peter 2:9) and have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. (Luke 10:19)

You are mine and I am yours.  You will yield the full measure of your fruit in due season. I am pruning away all the branches that do not bear fruit. (John 15)

Be encouraged that I am doing a deep work in you, rooting out all the lies, all the toxins, so that you will be able to understand the full measure of my love for you;  so that these lies no longer generate fear and hinder you. Its time to say goodbye to fear. I am exposing it for what it is. You will be set free. You are no longer a slave to fear (Galatians 4:7.) You are my child, and you shall bear much fruit.

Psalms 1:3 NIV
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

Abstract Approaches, Lesson 1, Part 1

Art class: Abstract Mojo.

Abstract Approaches, Lesson 1, Part 1

I’m taking a new art class called Abstract Mojo with Tracy Verdugo. Off and on over the last 2 weeks I have been working on the first lesson which is really a free lesson, called Abstract Approaches.

This lesson is not really part of the Abstract Mojo course; rather it is a prelude to it. I spent $200 for the entire Abstract Mojo course, and it is self paced. The lessons are done via videos and will not expire. There is also an online art community you can be a part of.

You can find this particular lesson here:

https://youtu.be/G4t40NX0QqQ

On March 31, 2021, I watched Abstract Approaches, Lesson 1, Part 1.

She asked us to create 15 pieces of artwork on smaller watercolor paper and work on all of them simultaneously.  I wasn’t sure about the size, but it looked like she was working with 5×7 inch papers, so that is the size I chose to work with. She had 5 across with 3 rows and a tiny space in between. She said create a list of words to act as prompts of things you want to convey, feeling words and art element words that are descriptive.

This lesson was all about contrast,  so for each word she asked us to write its opposite.  Then we simultaneously created the compositions on the watercolor paper using the words as prompts. Each piece should have contrasting elements so if you use straight lines, use curvy; use delicate with bold; detailed with loose; happy with sad, etc. Instead of a piece having half of each descriptive and half of the opposite, try 2/3 and 1/3 with the contrasts. She directed us to keep working and add various elements across the papers using different mediums. She started with charcoal. She used acrylic inks, heavy body acrylics, a gouache crayon, bamboo sticks, her fingers, large brushes etc. I like how she scratched into wet paint. She asked us to keep working and not to judge our art until we were done. She said at that point, you can always fix something that you don’t like.  She typically adds white last. She encouraged,”Don’t be afraid to be bold or even change or cover over parts you like.” She had deliberate lines, random lines etc. She experimented and was analytical at the same time. 

These are the words I chose:

Words:

Revival, extinguish

Birth, dying

Hope, despair

Order, chaos

Justice, injustice

Mercy, judgement

Spring, fall

Bright, dark

Colorful, black

Loose, tight

Protected, vulnerable

Green, red

Life, death

Purple, yellow

Holy, unsanctified

Glory,  dishonor

Curvy, straight 

Rough, smooth

Vague, detailed

Blooming, folding

Expanding, constricting 

Pink, light green

simple, complicated

Five, negative five

Teal, red/orange

Door of Hope

Door of Hope, digital mixed media. Created on 04.09.21

There may be updates to this later as God speaks to me more about it. I’m kind of tempted to do more digital work. This is a mixed media collage. Digitally, I just did did auto color adjustment and enhanced the contrast. I added the “Juno” filter from Instagram. It might be fun to do more with this, but its growing on me like it is.

Door of Hope- poem

Push through

Keep your eyes on me

Don’t look back.

Oh you weary child,

You’re a new creation

in a new season.

The old has passed away.

Press forward.

The hour is at hand

For your new land

is unfolding before you.

It awaits

It is taken by faith

Push through

Every obstacle,

Every delay.

Nothing can stop my plans.

You’re birthing the promises.

Don’t give up.

The hour is at hand.

You’re almost there. 

The door is before you.

Walk through.

Crossing the Jordan

Crossing the Jordan, digital mixed media created on 04.07.21.

I see us crossing from a place of hopelessness and despair to a place of promise; a place of answered prayers; a place of victory. We are crossing from a  barren, empty place of affliction and bondage to a place of freedom, bounty, and fruitfulness. 

After I made this spontaneous art piece I noticed the two blue, flowy lines like rivers, and God said, ” Call it Crossing the Jordan.”  If you remember in Joshua 3-5 God used Joshua to lead the Israelites out of the wilderness into the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey. He had led them out of captivity and slavery when he parted the red sea, but because of their unbelief, complaining, and inability to seize the new land God was giving them, they ended up wandering in the desert for 40 years until Joshua led them into the promised land. They still had giants to fight in the new land, but this time through the faith of Joshua and Caleb they were able to hold onto enough faith to cross over. I think its remarkable that the ark of the covenant went first. To me, this symbolizes the promises of God and how God is always faithful to keep his word. God then parted the waters of the Jordan just like He did at the red sea. This time they really were able to cross through to the land of promises fulfilled.

May it be said that while it has been dry and barren in our circumstances like it was in that desert, God was busy planting many seeds inside of us. They were germinating deep inside of us, waiting for just the right time for the rains of God to come. With the latter rain God brings cleansing, healing, restoration, and revival. You.may not see the rain just yet, but I see the rain cloud! It’s coming! As God’s heavenly rain comes the seeds grow and multiply at an accelerated rate. With the rain comes the promises! We are crossing over into a land of plenty; a wide open space of freedom where promises are fulfilled.

Don’t give up hope. We’re at the threshold of victory. We are in labor with the promise. It is soon coming! God’s word has been sent out and it never returns void.

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV)

Testing out my new camera.

Me (age 51), Lilah (my grandaughter, age 7), Mt Trashmore Park, Gosnold Park, and my new camera. I tried it out today for the first time. I purchased it used on ebay for half the cost of a brand new camera. I mainly got it to get high quality images of art to produce into prints. Its fun to take regular pics, too. I also love photography. I need to get a tripod next.

Freedom

Freedom, 8.5×5.5 inch mixed media

This is my first experimental artwork with acrylic inks!! I purchased some new acrylic inks along with alot of other art supplies that were on a list of art supplies I need for a new art class I’m taking. I purchased an abstract art class called Abstract Mojo with Tracy Verdugo. I’m excited about it, but I haven’t been able to watch the lessons yet because my laptop is in the shop, and its not compatible with my phone. I should have my laptop back in one more week, but in the mean time, its driving me crazy not to be able to watch the lessons, because I am part of her online art community and have been seeing amazing art posted by many other students!!! Of course I want to be able to do that, too! 

But since I’m so excited about it and can’t watch the lessons I purchased,  yet, I have been watching a few YouTube tutorials about acrylic inks.

I was too tired to invest any energy in a major piece of art, so I decided to just experiment today and try them out on a smaller paper. I used them today for the first time on top of a watercolor painting. I had also experimented with some new oil pastels I got which I added first. This is made on 8.5×5.5 inch mixed media paper which is a good size to use for quick sketches or just exploring.

Divine Order

03.17.21, New Opportunities

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.

03.17.21, Cleansing Rain

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)