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