God is about to hand out some new names!
If you want one, wait & listen...
He is about to start calling them out!
As we began to enter into prayer today,
our leader reminded us of a vision that
someone had given her about climbing stairs
to see an open heaven,
& the Lord told her that whatever she
asked for in prayer, she would receive.
She encouraged us to see that stairway
to the open heavens as we worshiped.
As soon as the music started, I could see myself
climbing up these enormous stairs.
Pearly white... Steep... beautiful!
Before I crested the top,
I heard a Voice behind me speak,
"There is Power in My Name!
...and there is power in your name as well!
I have called you BY NAME!
For many, your anointing lies in the name
which you were given at birth,
and for many, I am giving you a new name.
Listen & hear Me, for I will call you by name!"
"Whenever your name is spoken out loud,
it stirs up the anointing & gift & character
that I have placed within you.
Just as in the Spiritual Realm,
when My Name is spoken,
there is a stirring & a shifting
in the unseen world,
so this happens when your name is spoken
& you step into all that I have called you to be!"
"First, & Foremost, don't ever forget,
I have called you to be MINE!
Listen for My Voice,
My Daughter, My Bride,
for I am about to speak your name!
Learn & Research it,
Seek out the meaning of it
& know that when I see you,
when I call you by name,
I am calling forth
all that I have put inside of you
for such a time as this!"
I then looked over into the open heavens
and saw the most colorful, vivid landscape
spread out before me.
As I tried to drink in the colors
& music & hugeness of it all,
I noticed a beautiful old tree,
with it's branches all stretched out
& curved by the wind;
it provided shade beside
a gorgeous, flowing stream.
Underneath the shaded tree,
was a blanket spread out
& Someone laying down,
seemingly looking right at me,
...waiting for me.
On the blanket
I noticed a Royal Crown laying
in the empty space of the blanket...
God reminded me then that in November,
He had spoken a 'new name' over me...
(it was "Sarah" which is Hebrew & means "Princess")
I also saw several of my journals, my Bible,
a picnic basket with food & cool water...
& as I drew closer, Psalm 1 was written out
on the grass that led to my blanket.
"Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper. "
I then remembered that last month,
God set me in contact with a stranger from Australia.
She shares my same name...
& had never found anyone
with the same name & spelling before.
She was wondering if I was from Australia
because the name is an Aboriginal name,
& it means:
"A Resting Place, near the water"
That so blessed me!
As worship lingered a bit more,
I was reminded also of Isaiah 62!
The Lord has spoken to us quite a bit
from this passage in the past year...
I encourage you to read
the entire chapter this week!
Pray over it & through it
& listen & hear Him call out your name!
As many in my circle of friends
prepare to go away & "Flourish"
at a Women's Retreat,
the Lord has called me to stay behind.
I have to be honest & say that
I have struggled with this.
Going back forth with being sure & fine with it,
& then questioning & wanting to go.
However, when I quiet myself,
I know that I know.
It makes little sense to me,
& I will admit to throwing
a bit of a fit with Him about it.
after such an awesome time with Him,
I came home feeling rather left out
& dealing with a bit of rejection.
Not that the ladies at all have done that,
but it was worse - it was feeling that, once again,
HE is not allowing me to 'connect' with others.
He is the One who called me to stay behind.
My hearts' desire is to see women
connect & commune with Him together!
To grow in Him & experience more of Him!
To walk in greater intimacy with their Bridegroom!
But, I am crucified with Christ,
I no longer live, but Christ lives in me...
So, despite what my flesh wants to do,
I will be praying for them from afar
& I will pray that I will be
able to rejoice with them
when they return & fill me in
on all that happened.
(I almost wrote all that I missed,
however I know I will not miss out
even when my emotions are not
allowing my mind to come in line just yet!)
I am so excited to see what He has planned
for me - in staying behind,
and for them - in going!
I know that many will come
home with a New Name!
I pray you get one as well!