Working to encourage & edify the Body of Christ as I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
The vision of Fire and Freedom is only one the Lord Jesus could give as I know that “a man can receive nothing except it be given to him from above” ~ John 3:27. This ministry was not an overnight thing. It has been my whole life until now.
Our lives have only been common lives, lived out in the common daily life. All the while, I was in the school of the Holy Spirit, and it has been Him teaching me and encouraging me. Growing and maturing me as time went on, decade after decade.
I can attest to the fact that my life was particularly very difficult, and nothing has come easy nor in any way has been easy for me. My life has suffered great losses and I have lived with very little to nothing. Yet, it was in this difficult way that I learned how to trust the Lord Jesus Christ for everything …for my very life. I learned exactly what it means to have faith as I was in continual situations and circumstances that demanded faith or total destruction.
I went on to marry, have children and a home, and these things were added unto me to enjoy; however, it was for added degrees of faith and love towards God. I went into new losses and many tears. The continuation of my education in the Lord was due to a rough life. That is what made me dig into His Word and hang on to His every Word for dear life – not only for myself, but also for my children.
Incidentally, we did not realize that I was a tree that the Lord had planted by the rivers of waters, and He was preparing me to produce fruit in the seasons He has foreseen. All the trials, wars, and heavy losses, prepared the soil of my heart for God to open up a fountain of love within it, which can now flow outwardly to all.
I did not arrive at this place easily, and do not consider myself to have completed my learning. Rather, I now live completely for the express purpose of being nothing more than His vessel that He can finally really use. He gave me a vision of a vessel of water pouring out living waters upon the dry ground and showed me that the only way that a vessel can pour out the water is if it is bowed. He further showed me that the lower a vessel bows, the more the waters will pour forth of themselves making that Word come to life. “He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” ~ John 7:38.
The only thing God has asked me to do is to bow. Something all the decades of living in Jesus has produced naturally, which is to bow at His feet. The place I love the best and most of all.
My hope is that my journey will now become united with yours and yours with mine as we continue to walk towards the heavenly Jerusalem … “World without end. Amen”!