I do not know about you all but I feel God moving big time. It is an excitement that I cannot explain... Its like a young child on Christmas morning waiting to open their present!!
After we arrived home from Haiti in August I awoke in the middle of the night with a very large voice in my head. All it said was "be prepared" nothing more. It was a little strange but I remember it so vividly like it was yesterday. I know I wrote it about it on my blog before and I know I have talked to people about this and my thoughts always goes back to this wondering what God meant by it.
Friday I was with Diane to do our weekly Manna meals shopping and on the way home she had to stop at the Scouts store for her son. I had never been there before, in reality never knew it even existed. When we went inside there was a really nice fire place with a large wood mantle. There were two very large words carved into this mantle. It stopped me dead in my tracks and my eyes were very wide. The two words were:
Are you ready?
I couldn't even believe my eyes!!! How cool is that!!! Again God showed himself to me in ways I would never imagine. It stopped me dead in my tracks for sure.
This week some things have happened where we have had to confront someone with the "Truth". What is so crazy is that God has given us such a huge peace about this and we know we are following His leading. God may be opening some doors or He may be shutting these same doors. Which ever way God leads it will be to His glory!!!
Another close friend told us that God gave this message to her this morning. This all has to do with the same things going on and it just gave me tears.
The Year of the LORD's Favor
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a]
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the LORD,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
7 Instead of their shame
my people will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
they will rejoice in their inheritance;
and so they will inherit a double portion in their land,
and everlasting joy will be theirs.
8 "For I, the LORD, love justice;
I hate robbery and iniquity.
In my faithfulness I will reward them
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the LORD has blessed."
10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations.
While I cannot at this time say what is exactly going on please pray with us that the truth is revealed and that eyes are opened!!