In the words of Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Look around it doesn't take a prophet or a rocket scientist to know that we live in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. On a daily basis our minds are bombarded with stories of violence, sadness, crime, devastation, perversion, unusual weather phenomenon, and more! There is a place in Christ where peace and solitude can be found. His word says, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).
My goal is not to stir fear, for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind! This message is to those with "ears to hear." Get in position NOW! Today, I turned on The Weather Channel and saw multiple hurricane systems swarming in the Atlantic. The U.S. hasn't fully recovered from Hurricane Harvey and Irma and now there are two more and they are making a beeline toward the U.S. What does this mean? What is God saying? Where is America heading? Let's face it, what is happening in America is not only for this nation, this is a global shift! The shift is happening suddenly and without a doubt.
Three times in the last two weeks I attempted to release a word for God's people to cry out for America. Each time the message's recording did not save. Only those who were online at the time heard the message. Pray now! Ask God for mercy! Ask for God to take the devil OUT of the storm and to release the call for true repentance to come forth! Ask God to cause the Hurricanes to dissipate, to reduce in size, to turn away, to lessen it's winds... PRAY! What is God saying in this hour?
Be honest. Are you called to write prophetically, but find it difficult to schedule the time to write? Have you desired to write a book, but just can't seem to consistently squeeze out any time, not even 10 minutes to start? Notice, the word consistently? Perhaps you find the time to write, but your notes are everywhere. Disorganization makes it even more challenging to finish anything. Well, you may not like what am about to say, but truth hurts until you make the adjustments needed to find relief.
Everyday God is talking. His method of communication can come in diverse ways. I have come to discover that there are individuals who are more sensitive to His voice than most. And then, there are those may hear God's voice, but brush off or ignore any and all directional thoughts or inner hunches. Yes, God is talking, but the real question is, "Are you listening?"
Rejection has kept numerous people from moving forward. Many have unfulfilled destinies. Even prophetic people experience rejection at levels that are all too common. Rejection is a destructive force. Jeremiah, the prophet, was alerted to one symptom of rejection, fear.
And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken! (Jer. 1:9).
Fear, isolation, mental illnesses, victim mentality, depression, disconnectedness, perfectionalism, people pleasing, infirmity,
etc. are all symptoms of rejection. The innate desire to connect and be a part of something or someone is a powerful force. For some, the desire to belong is so strong it can lead to some very destructive behaviors and relationships. But Christ came to destroy the spirit of rejection and set His people free! So, how can one maneuver through rejection?
God is not a respecter of persons. He talks all the time, in various ways, circumstances, and situations. The key is to listen to hear. He wants to talk to His children. He wants to be a part of your everyday lives. He wants to lead you. He wants to guide you, but you must be willing to discern His voice. I want to share three keys to hearing God and as you listen and wait He will speak. Are you willing to listen? If you said, "yes" let's examine the three keys to hearing God.
Prophetic people tend to be misunderstood, rejected, and often face numerous challenges when it comes to relationships. Why? I'm glad you asked. Let's face it. The nature of the prophetic promotes what many call strange, odd, or just plain weird. Prophetic people are not basket cases, they just operate on a different frequency and this frequency is what leads them to be Kingdom-driven. The frequency of a prophetic person is tuned to the voice of Holy Spirit and merely obeying what it says will seem odd to one but bring deliverance or healing to another Let me give you an example. Side Note: Holy Spirit will NEVER instruct you to do something harmful, wicked, or evil. In the next blog I'll share some ways to discern the voice of Holy Spirit.
Writing is a skill capable of being developed and enhanced with practice. Likewise, the call to write prophetically is perfected through an ongoing relationship with the Great communicator, God.
In today's teaching I we will focus on three R's essential to answering the call to write prophetically. Yes, there is such a thing as a call to write. When a person is called to a specific assignment, the call will find the individual, rather than the person finding the call. This is, also true for those called to serve as a prophet. The three R's are extracted from the prophet Samuel's call, found in 1 Samuel 3.
Deborah Taylor is an innovative creative visionary, writer, author, and calligrapher. She enjoys traveling, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Randy, and their rambunctious dog, Reuben. They live in Shelby County, TN.
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