Witness Him Now
This was posted on Facebook on. March 17th, my husband's birthday.
I want to keep a clear record of what God is doing right now. This is the year of the LORD's favor. In January we entered this new season in the spirit. Psalm 65:11, "You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance." This year will be a year of increase, bursting forth, rapid, rushing fruitfulness. (To hear these messages, tune in and listen to Pastor Jason Studdard at Heartland Church.). Everything he is preaching is bearing witness in my spirit.
For me this year of bountiful harvest started in December just before Christmas of 2021. My heart connected with a prayer by Anne Hamilton. "Father, I long to be one with Jesus and with You. One in the unity of close and loving family, one in the unity of heart-knit friendship, one in the unity of a flourishing enterprise for the advancement of Your kingdom, one in the unity of betrothal, even—though I hesitate at this—one in the unity of Your suffering. All of the different onenesses, Lord, are what I seek in knowing, intimately covenantally knowing, You."
Because I longed for these relationships in my own life - close, loving family, heart-knit friendship, a thriving ministry - I began to pray this prayer. God then did a miracle. He filled my every longing with Himself. Oh my goodness! Wow! Words cannot explain what happened inside of me. I no longer need any person to complete me. I don't need anything I do to complete me. God has completed me. He has filled me with all of His fullness. WOW! Now I am not needy. I am grateful for every person I come in contact with and every opportunity to share the gospel, but I am not constantly needing, longing for more.'
Then in January, God told me that it is not about what I do. He doesn't care what I "DO." He wants me to sit at His feet. My whole life has been about doing. Sit? Is it possible? It is. Somehow, God has settled me. Settled me! I am now content with the closed door, sitting at His feet. My heart is full.
So the first three months of 2022 have brought me increase. An increase in peace. I had peace before, but now it is so big and real that I can nearly touch it. An increase in joy. Oh my goodness! I cannot even explain. A fluttering excitement - not excitement exactly, it is something else, but close to excitement. An increase in thanksgiving. There is a river of thankfulness flowing through these veins. Abundant, overflowing, never-ending thankfulness. This is the Promise Land, a land flowing with milk and honey. It is amazing. And I get to live here. Oh my goodness! Thank you Jesus!
For you, I want to say, "Don't miss this season." God is drawing near to His people. There is an open doorway into heaven right now for anyone to enter, and the Spirit is calling your name, "Come!" God is waiting with open arms for anyone who wants to enter. All we have to do is open our heart wide and let Him in. Let Him heal us. Let Him set us free. Let Him lead us into this Promised Land, a land He had prepared for us before the foundation of the world, a land of abundant joy and peace, a land of safety and security, a land filled with unfailing love and laughter.
Blessings, my friends. May you, too, find this blessed place.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."