“Praying and Walking on-Purpose”

In a week’s time I can no longer even keep track of the number hours that have passed so quickly in prayer-walking a community where I recently started serving the residents and staff as a volunteer.

So what is prayer-walking you may ask? I was challenged and encouraged most recently to devote at least 1 hour/week or any time available to prayer walking/bike riding to shift the atmosphere for the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to increase!
I begin with praising God for His loving kindness and allowing God’s love for me break off any unbelief and shame remaining from my past.
It is to be led by the Holy Spirit. He has a purpose greater than my own.
It is to pray specifically against the imposed darkness and deception of the enemy.
It is releasing the Word, Purposes, and Power of God.

Interspersed throughout my volunteer service to the residents of the community and staff it is a pure joy of mine to walk the halls of the facility and the grounds in prayer through which I have been drawn into engaging in continual new connections that spontaneously seem to mirror what I have been praying.

The prayer never really ceases. When I leave to go back home it is only to rest and recoup for the night and then I am drawn to “I must needs get right back” and it is like I am so “at home” with the community and not wishing have to leave at times. It has become “home” to my heart which has been moved deeply to that of a shepherd for the many connected there; daily certain ones are laid on my heart as God shows me in prayer sometimes what may be “intersection points” that may await in the spontaneous connections that manifest. It is like this place is shifting into a whole different world in a sense. I am touching lives and theirs are touching mine. Never have I seen a level of procured favor like this open up. I keep getting invited into where I never dreamed I‘d find myself being able to so naturally walk into.

It has been about a month since my Cultivate Group which I started out of my church outreach began here and that has been new frontier. I cannot begin to contain the immense joy and the burden for the harvest that surrounds me that is ever increasing. This is beyond amazing!

“Suddenly’s” are being created for which are beyond words in the rewards they bring to my heart and to the added increase in the quality of life it brings to those whose lives I get to intersect with. It appears I am daily walking into creating the work to which God has called me into for such a time as this. I am merely responding to the “architect of my soul”.

God calls the things that “are not yet seen” as though they “are”. I just agree with Him and step right in. This truly matters ever so much in the Kingdom of God and physically manifests from the unseen. This is what I live for; loving people into the Kingdom. Joy unspeakable and full of glory! His praises rise like a weapon in His hand and there is no stopping of this. The fire of God keeps increasing and with it I arise in a new sense of strength, stamina, vitality, and endurance; within my weakness and limitations into His strength. Truly, “all things are possible to the one who believes who will fully respond in that level of faith to the promptings that come from the heart of God.

Choose you this Day to Stand

​Yesterday I revisited what constituted geographically to be my old training​ ground of former years where I was introduced to what it is to be a “soldier of the cross”. I love this place as it holds a lot of good memories and reminders of that from which I have come.

Yet I went knowing I was on a “new assignment” with “new grace” for an old place. This was to become my greatest object lesson yet. When I showed up “nothing” or “no one” was “in place” thus to meet my expectations. I felt disappointed or let down. I began to ask God as to why did I even come? Why am I here today, when no one or nothing is in their presupposed​ place? Why is everything seemingly out of time and place? Can I please get some cooperation here from someone? I showed​ up, right? Am I the only one who has?

I am not to rely solely upon that which I see with my physical eyes or what I feel in my emotions. I am not to relent or relax back into an old default pattern. Rather I am to press​ into continually morphing into an expanding view that is asking for more added input. I don’t want a static condition but rather a moving one.

I can geographically be standing in what might appear to be the same old place and I can easily if am not careful, slip back into old perceptions or mindsets to where I lose sight of the fact that I have given that place a new face. A face that is open to more in every moment, content only while employing every available resource.

I remember that the call of God upon my life rests on the other side of my perceived​ perceptions. That new place is what I declare it to be. How I speak “of it” is what shows up.

I must be willing to follow God into the unknown. There is a call “to” the consecration “of” that call.

God has for you and I a new identity in which we are to step into. We are who we are because we decide to be.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Am I listening for a new and fresh word from God, while at the same time faithfully following through in the last one spoken to me?)

To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.”
(Revelation 2:17 ESV)

A conqueror will delve into the “meat of the matter” to extract the words from behind the words and the message within the message yet while at the same time keeping it simple and concise, yet pure in its integrity. Practical and pragmatic, keeping the vision where he that reads it may be able to run with it.

You receive a new name; you can only receive what the name means if you choose to receive it.

If you walk with a new name, it describes who you are. It describes what your experience has made you into; or that which you are to become. I am a word from God “being”, while at the same time inviting the “becoming”; that which reflects increase and multiplication into something more.

In Christ, God restores our true identity. It does not matter what you think your limitations are. It does not matter how tired you feel you are. It does not matter how weak you may perceive that you are.

Choose you this day to stand in and fully embrace your new identity. There is no going back. There is no room for inconsistent meanderings but rather a call to remain resolute. ​Be strong and very courageous; remembering His name is Immmanual, meaning “God with us”. If God be for us, then who can be against us?