Have you ever noticed that often times when God speaks we pay close attention to it at the time, but as time passes it is important to keep it in front of you and ask the Lord to reveal more. But more than that, it is important to act upon what He has spoken or revealed. We often have a role to play and need to align or in some cases realign ourselves up with what He has spoken.
Write down this vision.
Write it clearly on tablets, so that anyone who reads it may run (Habakkuk 2:2 The Voice).
Just ask Habakkuk was entrusted to write down what was being told to him, we need to do the same. When we seek God for a word for the year, or ask Him to speak to us about decisions we need to make or what’s to come, we need to record and write down what He says. But we need to go beyond just writing things out. We need to keep it in front of us and often times we need to take action based on what is released or revealed to us.
So, for the next several weeks, I am going to break down portions of the Prophetic Word for 2020 I released publicly, corporately, and posted here on the blog on January 2, 2020.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read it, you can find it by clicking here. Or on the image below.
This is week #2 of “Digging Deeper” into what the Lord placed on my heart for 2020.
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“Mom, I felt like God gave me some direction today.” My daughter said as we were sitting and catching up after a busy week.
“Great, I would love to hear all about it. What direction did God give you?” I replied.
Her reply was simply two words, “Go North.”
“What?” I looked at her to see if she was being her funny self or if she was serious. Her and her father share a similar sense of humor. One that is often hard to tell when they are serious or trying to pull one over on me. She didn’t have even a hint of a smirk or smile like she was joking which left me to believe she was being serious.
“Okay,” I responded drawing out the “O” for added emphasis and the underlining, yet unspoken request for her to expand beyond the direction she would be heading was north. Living in Washington State, there are not a lot of places to the North she could go without going to Canada or Alaska, so I was more than just a little confused.
As I kept waiting for her to expand, she just kept looking back at me waiting in silence with a serious look on her face. Finally, after what seemed to be an eternity, but was probably less than a minute I said, “You are going to have to give me more to go on than just God is calling you North? North to where? North to Seattle? North to Canada? North to Alaska? <oh and yes, I did sing that one … my dad taught me well… “North to Alaska the rush is on!”>
My daughter burst into laughter, “NO Mom, not that kind of North – You know – Go North as in head toward God?”
I was still perplexed. Obviously, I didn’t get it, or understand what she was talking about. She could see from the look on my face. So, she went on to explain. “When I was reading today during my devotionals, I was reading in Deuteronomy and I could get past chapter 2 verse 3. So I looked it up in several translations and here is what I read:”
“You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north (NIV).
“You’ve wandered around this mountain long enough. Turn north (The Voice).
Then God said, “You’ve been going around in circles in these hills long enough; go north (MSG).
During her quiet time that day, she felt like God was nudging her to break out of the cycle she was in. She needed to stop wandering around with the same issues and situations. Now was the time to deal with them, get healing, give forgiveness, and stop circling around the mountain.
Ever since that day, several years ago, we adapted the saying “Go North” in our house when it was evident things were holding us back. Maybe it was unforgiveness, offense, or we needed healing from a hurt. No matter what it was, the time was now to stop wandering around the mountain. Deal with it, forgive, let go, receive healing, and head toward God.
During this time of “Divine Reset” we find ourselves in, I have gone back to pray through the words God has spoken to me. I have been reading my journal pages and spending more time in His Word too. When God speaks, we need to slow down and process what He’s saying. Sometimes we can get busy or focused on seeking new words or revelation from God that we don’t take the time to really digest, dig into, and meditate on the ones we already have.
A Portion of the word I released for 2020 says this:
Healing & Endurance
This is a year for us, the church, to run with the horses. (Jer. 12:5) It’s a season of healing and endurance a season of preparation and expansion. Don’t go around the mountain any longer, it’s time to go North. (Duet 2:3) No more excuses, delays or holding onto the hurts of the past. No more complaining, deflecting or hiding. It’s a season of acceptance, forgiveness and moving forward. God is calling us, the church, to run the race before us with power, endurance and expansion in our lives. It’s time to let go and release the wounds of the past and walk in the fullness of ALL God has for us.
In order for us to run with the horses in the coming season, we need to take the time and pursue our healing. We all have “things” and “stuff” we need to deal with. This is a season where God is saying:
stop making excuses
receive your healing
stop being offended
stop complaining and deflecting
be a victor not a victim
receive His love and acceptance
receive His grace and mercy
Today is the day to stop wandering around the mountain and enter into a season of healing. In this season where things have slowed down around you, we too, need to slow down and get before the Lord. We need to get unstuck and break free of circling the same issues. We need to allow Him to walk us on a different path that leads us North towards His plans and purposes for our life.
This past week, I found myself beginning to circle the mountain again over an issue I thought that was long since resolved. However, I didn’t run away, hide, or try to the circle the mountain again. Instead, I positioned myself before the Lord and gave Him my heart. He showed me something I needed to deal with, and I received another deeper layer of healing.
Let’s begin to make space and prepare to give God complete access to every area of our heart and our life so we can walk in total freedom unhindered. It’s time to receive our complete healing and prepare to run the race ahead with endurance.
Let’s all come out of this Divine Reset healed, whole, and ready to go!
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