Revelation

Is it okay for me to desire that you walk in revelation? Personally, my conviction is to live more of a revelation-orientated life and less of a reactionary one. Naturally, I want heaven’s best for you too!

A divine revelation lifestyle is the ministry that Jesus modeled for us. A prepared readiness for action is only possible through the Holy Spirit’s enablement. Through the wisdom of God downloaded to us through Scripture study, visions and prophecies, we walk in preparation of what is to come.

Jesus began His earthly ministry only after an initial forty days of prayer and fasting. It was during that time that the Father prepared Him for the things that He would speak and do once He entered the public scene. Jesus Himself said that He can do only what He sees His Father doing, and He speaks just what the Father has spoken (See John 5:19 and 8:28).

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people (Matthew 4:23).

Revelation proceeded action. Is the same possible for you and me? I believe so! When we, like Jesus, get alone with God, He reveals Himself to us. He reveals His will, showing us things we will encounter. When I taught Spanish, I had a high school student tell me I was pregnant! Her vivid dream the night before gave her that knowledge! Her faith in Jesus prompted her to boldly share the divine download! Do you think I was surprised by the pregnancy test I took the next morning? Continuing a couple of months ahead in that season of my life, I had dreams of a very tiny infant in my hands. Our son, Jacob, was two months premature, and our peace was intact throughout his healing process.

May our expectation of God infused with holy wonder increase our experience with revelation, and may we bring heaven’s realities to earth. It’s possible! Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to prepare our hearts with wisdom, and we will walk into situations with God-confidence and heaven’s solutions!

Leaning in,

Renee

You Are the Light of the World

Shortly before dawn I sat on the back porch taking in life-giving truths in the Word of God. It was my morning practice once the weather turned mild enough for outdoor devotion time. On this particular day, loud screeches from the woods in front of me broke the quiet I enjoyed, and I was prompted to move closer to the trees and inspect the source of the clamor. I had been set up by God Almighty! Supermoon on August 10 2014Creatures high in the trees were obeying their Creator, drawing me out from under the roof’s cover and into a posture of reverent awe. I stepped down from the porch and was instantly captivated by the glorious view in the sky. The moon, setting full and low in preparation for the coming dawn, commanded my undivided attention. My eyes widened, breath escaped me, and my mind forgot the disturbance in the woods.

The Spirit of God spoke: You have no light of your own, but you reflect my glory!

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14), and in the same way that He reflected the Father in heaven, so we, who are in Christ, reflect God and His kingdom in all we say and do.

What does the above truth mean to you? Please share thoughts and this post with the hashtags, #IDmakeover #walkitout

 

You’re the Salt of the Earth

Sea salt wooden spoon on brown wooden background.God says that you’re the salt of the earth, but when was the last time you realized that you left a mark on this world? Did you bring joyous flavor to someone’s life and direct his eyes to God’s kingdom? Did you manifest healing as the Spirit enabled you? Did you counter our culture’s decaying morals and bring preserving power to a hopeless situation? Please share your thoughts and share this post with the hashtag, #walkitout.

What Do You Believe For?

I believe I am favored of God and set up for success.

I believe I see miracles daily.

I believe my marriage will last.

I believe that I will die satisfied and not of disease.

This takes great faith knowing the things that I have seen. But there’s a power greater than sin and darkness, greater than unbelief, greater than a generational curse, and greater than genetics.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe (Ephesians 1:18-19).

This is the heritage that I give my children. Faith.

The Atmosphere Was Charged

Are you one of the near three million people who has seen the video of Darlene Zschech’s Victor’s Crown? It’s a powerful time of praise and worship- actually, it’s preaching of Biblical truth in a musical format! You can view it here.

We sang this song yesterday in our Sunday celebration service. I’m so thankful for a worship pastor who seeks God’s heart for the songs that His congregation needs to sing back to Him! You rock, Pastor Karen!

When I sing praises that focus on Jesus overcoming the grave, I’m instantly caught up in the vision, declarations and songs of heaven recorded for us in chapter 5 of Revelation. I beg of you to read it again today and engage your imagination as though you are John and in his sandals!! There is so much celebration that is on-going in heaven! And it is loud! Living creatures, the elders, ten thousand times ten thousand angels, and us- every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them! So, when we sing these praises with conviction, we truly are caught up in the heavenly realms with Christ (Ephesians 2:6).

You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire… But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:18, 22-24).

For the blood- bought children of God, we’re represented in the Hebrews passage! Did you find the group to whom we belong? Our spirits are lifted right up there when we join in the heavenly worship that is 24/7! Isn’t that amazing? And yesterday in church, I sensed it! The atmosphere was charged with faith as we esteemed victorious Jesus as THE NAME above all names. No name, no destructive power has His rightful place! Jesus alone is on the throne! Jesus alone wears the Victor’s crown! O, when we believe these truths, high things are cast down and strongholds are broken!

You, my dear friend, have just been set up to have an amazing Monday, because Jesus is in His rightful place in your life- on the throne! Every little annoyance and every terrifying issue you face- take heart! They are all under His glorious feet! He has overcome!

Celebrating,

Renee

Teach Me Your Ways

women's feet at the start of the race. concept, sunsetShow me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long (Psalm 25:4-5).

My Yes is Different From Your Yes

Today is a something new kind of day, and I’m pretty excited! Since the Holy Spirit began gently leading me in this direction a couple of months ago, a lot has happened, and I believe I’m experiencing another “suddenly” in God’s kingdom!

At the start of 2015, I realized that I’ve been in a stronghold of deception. For as long as I can remember, I have believed that my time is limited. Do you know what kind of person I have been for all these years while operating in that belief? Rushed!

God is not limited by time, and because His Spirit is within me, I am not limited by sharing love and truth in the Dominican Republictime! This new perspective changes things! Today I begin a new volunteer role at a crisis pregnancy center in my community. As a child of God who avails herself to speak His truth, I have this awesome opportunity before me to fulfill a kingdom mandate: speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

I’m giving my yes to the Father in heaven and stepping into His possibilities! What is your opportunity to say yes? Listen. He is speaking and guiding you!

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