The time has come to transition to God’s best.
Maybe you can relate with what I’m about to share. I allowed myself to get derailed from my calling into a pattern that was good but not God’s good for my life. We can find ourselves doing things that are good things but if they are not God’s good things for our life, it is not right. If we want to walk in His anointing flow and power, we have to set aside our own agenda and go after the true calling that He puts in our hearts.
Five years ago today, when God gave me a vision to write a blog, my main goal was to teach the Bible. There was a time when I struggled to understand even the simplest sentence in the Bible. My mind just could not comprehend the words I was reading. It was as if I was reading riddles and I couldn’t figure them out.
Then enters God.
I was watching television one day and as I was skipping through the channels I found an older gentleman who was teaching the Bible verse by verse. He spoke about law and grace and explained the two. That was it. It all clicked and made sense from that moment on. That is God. In one moment, He enters and transforms our lives.
After that transformation, He laid a burden on my heart to unlock the Word for others.
This is my life goal. To teach the Bible.
In the past couple of years, I’ve allowed my writing and purpose on my blog to take a turn towards posting daily prayers. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it is not what He called me to do. Sharing daily prayers is good but it is not God’s good for my life. I hope you understand that sentence. Use my life experience and my derailment to learn something in your own life. If you’ve been derailed from your true calling, it’s okay to step back and regroup. That’s what I’ve been doing this past week since I stopped posting prayers. And you know what, it’s okay. It’s better than okay because I’m turning back to teaching the Word to those who hunger for more. I hope that is you.
The desire of my heart is to share the hunger for more of God’s Word – for more of GOD.
He is so glorious and loves each of us so very much. We will NEVER truly understand His great love for us in this temporal body and world that we are in. He longs to lavish us with His gifts. He longs to talk to us. We just need to turn toward Him.
Getting myself back on track has been a work in progress for a few months now. On September 11, 2016, in prayer God spoke two words to me. Blue butterfly. I know that sounds crazy but that is what He said. I wrote it down in my journal and I researched the two words together and separately. If you don’t already journal, it is the best thing that you can possibly do to deepen your walk and your relationship with Him. Write down everything that resonates in your soul. Write down song lyrics. Bible verses. Your burdens and worries. Write it all down. Write down your longings. All those things you wish for in your life.
Write letters to God.
Before you know it, He will start writing letters back to you through your own pen!! I can’t explain how He does it but He is sooooo able. His ways are so much higher than our ways and I am always amazed at how far He will go to show us His love.
So on 09/11/16, I wrote “blue butterfly” in my journal. I also wrote some of what I found in my research:
Blue is royal and holy. Blue butterflies symbolize life and joy and love. Butterflies can symbolize that you are ready to let go of something or someone that has been holding you back (change or rebirth). (In this case for me, it was my daily prayers only it would take me a few more months to come to this realization.)
And I wrote some of what He shared with me in prayer:
“You are holy and pure. You are set apart as my chosen child. You are entering a new stage of life after much preparation time with Me. I am the change. I am the metamorphsis. You are holy and rare. Walk in My Spirit.”
These are not just words for me. They are words for you as well. He longs to speak like this to us.
It is His desire to set us apart and show us how truly special we are.
Fast forward a couple of months to March 14, 2017, and He speaks four words in prayer. This time “yellow butterfly” followed by “new beginnings.” I don’t know about you but my mind can start playing terrible tricks on me. I started doubting that these words were really from Him. I did write them in my journal and I did do some research. But for some reason this time I had a little niggling doubt in my head about whether He spoke or I made it up.
Then enters God.
Just two days after He speaks these words, I am in prayer with some dear sisters in Christ and one sister spoke that He was showing her “yellow butterflies” and “new beginnings.” She didn’t know why He showed it to her but she obediently shared with the rest of us. Needless to say, I was sitting there totally speechless, unable to process just how far He will go to reassure us of His presence and His love. Completely and totally overwhelmed and unsure what to do, I left the prayer meeting and went home straight to bed – at 7:00 pm!! I could not do anything else. At that moment all doubt was removed and my faith was hoisted high. Here is what I wrote in my journal:
Yellow represents gold, something of great value. Butterflies are new creations. I am awakening. Yellow butterflies bring hope and guidance – spiritual rebirth. I am the Church. I am the Bride of Christ.
So starting today, my blog has a new life. It is reborn! Revived by Christ. Join me as we dig into His Word and explore and learn all the wonderful things that He has hidden for us.
I have love in my heart for each of you. I hope you’ll follow along as I move forward in my calling to teach His Word.
And a special thanks to Jamie Rohrbaugh of www.FromHisPresence.com for redoing my site and making it PERFECT! If you don’t already follow Jamie, I highly recommend that you visit her blog and follow her. She is a special, anointed woman who hears God clearly and shares encouragement and teaching with everyone through her writing, webinars and podcasts.
Stay in the light and the love always,