March 7, 2021

Spring is Coming... A Five Minute Friday post.


I'm just going to jump right in... This is a Five Minute Friday post... which simply means I set a timer and free-write for five minutes flat. I then add graphics and format a bit, but the actual writing stops (or at least is given an asterisk!) when my timer goes off! 
Today, our one-word prompt is: GREEN



I see the prompt and immediately my mind is all over the place! It's March - so of course I think St. Patrick's Day. I just wrote our March Newsletter and talked of Luck and Blessing and that is fresh on my heart... and then Spring! Oh, Glorious Spring! It's flirting with us here in my little corner of the world -but I have to admit I am hesitant to fully believe that Winter is gone and Spring is upon us! (I hope... of course! I am ever hopeful for all that Spring brings with it!)

I calm my thoughts and take a deep breath. I remember that in this space, more than my own words --I desire to share His words... to share whatever it is that HE is wanting to say to you. So I pray... just for a few seconds (because this is Five Minute Friday, after all!) and I feel Peace wash over me and I sense His direction!
As a prophetic artist, I am fully aware that colors actually mean something... represent something... so I lean in and pull from my recollection what Green means and this is what surfaces:
When using green in prophetic art we are releasing Healing, Renewal, Hope, Revival, New Growth, Peace and Resurrection. It also represents Maturity. 
(Side Note: Did Y'all catch any of the IF:Gathering? Mike Todd preached a powerful word and in it he talked about Maturity --and how many think that is a curse word! LOL!)

With Spring attempting to show up a bit early around here, my heart is feeling the Promise of Spring --of New Life and a soon coming Growth season that doesn't just do a work on the inside (underneath the surface) --but on the outside (in the open, above ground) too! 

I can feel the shifting and the growing pains and I look back over that list above of what Green represents and - oh my goodness, I don't want to be greedy -but I want it all!  I want all of those things! (And you do too, right?)

I mean who among us couldn't use some Healing --physically, emotionally, spiritually... who doesn't want a bit of Hope or Revival or Peace? 

I'm also reminded of the Prophetic Word/Phrase God gave me for this year and --all the Yes and Amens, friends! I believe He is doing it! I believe He is positioned and postured to bring about Resurrection in our lives... in our country... in our world! 

He told me He desires Resurrection over Restoration and reminded me that somethings really* do just have to die. (Us, guys. We are 'somethings'... we must be willing to die to ourselves and our flesh and our old ways... we must return to a heart of worship where it really IS all about Him! That can't just be a song we sing!)

I also believe He is desiring Maturity in us... He is not looking for a Child Bride --but a Mature Bride - Pure and Righteous... It's no accident He also has us digging in to the Book of James this year.  So much wisdom and MATURITY for us to dig in to and put on!

So I believe that as Spring unfurls around us, New Life, New Maturity, New Hope, and Resurrection Power will grow up out of us --if we will let it! And that will help spark Revival! It starts with us... but it doesn't stay with only us!

May it be so, Lord!
May it be so!!!

"The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me." ~ Song of Solomon 2:10-13 The Passion Translation 
I don't know about you, but I know for me --I can sense an awakening coming and a shifting taking place down deep below the surface.  As I mentioned above, I watched most of the IF:Gathering livestream this weekend and -Wow! 

I've been all in with IF since the beginning and as strange is it was to not gather actual people and be together, the Word of God was still preached and Truth and Hope and Passion was stirred.  (You can catch the replay of the livestream for free until Monday night, March 8th at midnight!)

Lean in, Sweet Readers... 
God is up to something good!

Spring is Coming! 

I also wanted to share a link to a Zoom teaching I was honored to share last month on Peace! Some of my Five Minute Friday post on "Sunrise" made its' way into that message and I thought I would just share the Zoom link HERE in case you'd like to watch!

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Kate Motaung and the #fmfparty Community today.  Five Minute Fridays give us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click 
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* - This marks my Five Minutes. Grace, please, as I finished my thought.

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  1. Happy spring - lovely thoughts, especially about maturity.

  2. I love these adjectives Healing, Renewal, Hope, Revival, New Growth, Peace and Resurrection all that things that green represents in prophetic art. Thank you for sharing Karrilee!

    1. All good things, right? All things we really need and want!
      Thank for stopping by!


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